Louisville Porch Collapse Attorneys
Property owners who allow the maintenance of a porch on their premises to fall into such disrepair that it actually collapses can and should be held accountable by accident victims. At the Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville porch collapse attorneys understand just how catastrophic these incidents can be, and we have the experience and resources you will need to pursue an aggressive course of legal action against the responsible party.
Property Maintenance Issues that Cause Porches to Collapse
Aside from all of the ethical considerations that most reasonable people would take into account in cases like these, the fact is that property owners in Louisville have a legal obligation to protect guests who are on their premises. As such, it would be reasonable to expect property owners to periodically inspect and repair a porch to ensure that there is no risk of collapse under any preventable circumstances. For instance, there is no reason that any of the following structural conditions should not be immediately fixed:
- Broken, cracked, or otherwise unstable foundational material
- Rusted or otherwise weathered materials used to fasten the structure together
- Rotten materials that cannot properly bear weight
If we can demonstrate that reasonable measures were not taken to prevent the accident in which you were injured, then there is good reason to believe that the property owner may be held liable for your pain and suffering, not to mention the various other economic burdens that have been imposed upon you. However, it should be noted that property owners who have taken measures to prevent guests from walking on a porch might not be liable if the porch collapses underneath a person who ignored the warning.
Pursuing Compensation for the Accident
After we are able to establish liability with the property owner, it will then be possible to shift our attention toward developing a claim that we can use to pursue compensation for the injuries you sustained in the accident. Though there may be aspects of your case that are unique, most personal injury claims of this nature seek to recover compensation for the following:
- Any medical and/or rehabilitative care you need to recover
- All of the pain and suffering that has become associated with the accident/injuries
- Any income you cannot earn while you make your recover
Once you reach out to a member of our legal team, we can help you develop a comprehensive legal strategy to pursue compensation for all of the economic damages that have come, and may come yet, to be associated with the incident.
Consult with a Porch Collapse Attorney in Louisville
If you or someone you love was injured when a porch collapsed on someone else’s property, you should reach out to an attorney about what legal action you may be able to pursue against the responsible party. At the Sampson Law Firm, we have almost 20 years of experience serving the Louisville community, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims that have been hurt through no fault of their own. To speak with a Louisville porch collapse attorney about what legal action you may be able to take, please call our offices at (502) 584-5050 today.