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Porch and Balcony Collapse

Porches and balconies are meant for relaxing and having fun. Both porches and balconies can add substantially to the value of a home or an apartment as potential buyer’s dream of the many outdoor bar-b-ques or sun set watchings they will partake in. Sadly, sometimes a porch or a balcony can result in tragedy rather than relaxation.

If a porch or balcony is built improperly or it has become very old and not updated, the potential for collapse is very high. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a porch or balcony collapse caused by a poorly designed structure or a negligent property owner, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

Potential Causes of Porch and Balcony Collapse

Porch and balcony collapses often happen when you least expect it. They are more likely to happen during a party, in which case there is potential for multiple serious injuries or deaths. Porches and balconies should be routinely tested by engineers to ensure safety.

Some of the most common reasons for porch and balcony collapses include:

  • Poor workmanship – The structure was built by a layperson rather than a professional.
  • Wear and tear – Old porches and balconies are always a potential hazard.
  • Over occupancy – Too many people on a porch or balcony can create too much strain.

Do not let your relaxing, fun time turn into tragedy; check your deck before allowing guests to use it.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a deck or balcony collapse, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

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