Whether you are vacationing and enjoying the scenic view of the South Carolina coastline, or you are a worker making a repair to a third story condominium balcony, imagine the horror and panic when the balcony suddenly collapses. Without question, when a balcony collapses, a wide range of injuries can occur, some of which can lead to death. That’s why if you’ve been injured in a balcony collapse in North Charleston or a surrounding area, it’s important to contact a balcony collapse injury attorney with knowledgeable insight into personal injury and premises liability. After all, you might be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, as well as pain and suffering.
What Causes A Balcony To Collapse?
While it’s easier to understand why a porch or deck might collapse, given that these structures are often added to homes by a DIY homeowner or handyman, most consider balconies to be more safe and secure. After all, construction companies and inspection agents carefully regulate balconies located on high-rise condominiums, right?
The truth is—there are other factors at play. For instance, if a balcony is added as an upgrade or as part of an expansion project, modern materials used to construct the balcony might be up to code. Yet, if the building itself is old or if it has damage that is not visible, such as wood rot, the balcony might be at risk for collapse. Thus, time, weather and environmental components must be considered.
In turn, many are surprised to learn that not all counties require regular inspections of condo balconies. Depending on the location, condo owners and management often make the call when it comes to ensuring that balconies are safe.
The bottom line is—if you or someone you love has been seriously injured or has died in a balcony collapse, you deserve to have your questions answered. You also deserve experienced and diligent representation while you recover.
We Make Things Right Again
With a proven track record of excellence, Wern Lawyers in North Charleston and St. George, SC focuses on personal injury, accidents and workers’ compensation cases, including premises liability. Asking the right questions, we meticulously investigate your claim, with the promise to make things right again.
For a free consultation to discuss your accident or injury, call Wern Lawyers today.
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