Collapsed Structure

Premises Liability and Wrongful Death

Many premises liability and wrongful death cases involve collapsed structures. Our Miami, Florida, premises liability lawyers use the term “premises liability” to refer to legal cases in which someone is injured or loses their life on someone else’s property, whether public or private. All landowners have certain responsibilities in Florida to insure that people on their property are reasonably safe. There is no question that when a structure collapses, safety is compromised and people get hurt, sometimes fatally.The Miami, FL premises liability attorneys at Hannon Legal Group help victims and their families cope with the consequences of collapsed buildings, parking garages and other collapsed structures find out what caused the collapse and obtain fair compensation for their loss. In most cases, the collapse was something that could have been prevented, but wasn’t due to the negligence of the land owner or construction crews.

Florida Collapsed Structure Law

Property owners in Florida have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This involves making sure that all structures on the property are also reasonably safe. This requires compliance with local building codes and regular inspection and maintenance.This might also mean ensuring that people are not in harm’s way when work is being performed on a structure whether it is being erected, altered or maintained.

In most cases involving a collapsed structure the injured victim or his surviving family must prove that 1) the collapse was caused by a dangerous condition that the land owner caused or should have to have been aware of, 2) that the land owner was negligent in not addressing that condition, and 3) that the collapse led to the injuries or death of the victim.

In cases of collapsed buildings or parking garages, there is often a loss of evidence and an abundance of finger pointing. These can be difficult cases to win. Rubble and debris are sometimes all that remain of important evidence, and those in control of the property are the same people who might be at fault. For these reasons and more, it is important to consult with a Miami collapsed building lawyer or a Miami wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to begin the research into your case. A good premises liability lawyer will investigate compliance with local building codes, construction permit requirements, and all the important facets of your case. You need an experienced collapsed structure attorney who has a track record of recovering substantial compensation for victims of collapsed buildings or collapsed parking garages.

We accept only a small number of premises liability and wrongful death cases and devote our full time, attention and resources to maximize the compensation our clients are entitled to recover. This approach ensures that each Hannon Legal Group client receives the personal attention they expect from a "Top Law Firm."

Hannon Legal Group has been named a "Top Law Firm" in the South Florida Legal Guide for several years in a row. Firm partner James Hannon have been repeatedly recognized as “Top Lawyers,” “Super Lawyers” and among Florida’s “Legal Elite” in their areas of practice by peers in the legal profession.

Common Types of Premises Liability or Collapsed Structure Accidents

Whether it is a deck, mezzanine, patio, parking garage, stair case or an entire building, collapsed structures are disasters in their own right and often have devastating consequences. Land owners, architects, contractors or suppliers can be held liable for negligence which led to a collapse. It is important to consult with a Miami, FL premises liability lawyer early so that they canidentify all the potential responsible parties.

A collapsed structure can be the result of negligent design. Perhaps not enough work was done in planning the structure or building codes were not followed. A collapsed structure can also be the result of defective construction materials. Some buildings and structures are poorly maintained, leading to weakness and eventual collapse.

Building collapses often result in serious injury, or death. Victims and surviving family members may be entitled to substantial compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering.

The Miami, Florida, collapsed building lawyers at Hannon Legal Group, have been successfully litigating cases involving the negligence of land and business owners and know how to deal with their insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a collapsed parking garage or other structure anywhere in the state of Florida, contact a Miami, Florida injury lawyer at Hannon Legal Group today for a free consultation or call (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney about your case.