With the recent collapse of Champlain Towers South in the Miami suburb of Surfside, many people have begun to wonder who is to blame and, with this, who can be held liable for the damages suffered by the individuals who have been injured and displaced, along with families who have lost a loved one in this tragic accident. And the truth is, that’s not always easy to determine.
In cases involving structural issues, there may be several parties who hold some of the blame. Identifying these parties often takes time, thorough investigations, and teams of experts who can review evidence to establish fault. But when a structural deficiency, negligent maintenance, or similar issue results in serious or fatal injury, victims must be able to seek justice.
Talking to a Lawyer
One of the best ways to determine your rights following injury due to issues such as inadequate maintenance, poor planning, insufficient structural support, sloppy craftsmanship, and structural issues is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced premises liability lawyer. Having an attorney listen to your story and assess your injuries can help you determine the next best step – and help you understand all of your options.
If your case is viable, an investigation will take place to determine where fault should lie. This may include interviewing witnesses, working with experts in various fields, and assessing public and property records, all of which may take time but are necessary for building a strong case.
Depending on the specifics of your case, if you have been injured due to a structural issue, you may be entitled to seek damages for:
- Medical Expenses
- Current and Future Lost Wages
- Loss of Property
- Emotional Suffering and Physical Pain
Having an attorney assess your case and review your damages can help you establish what your claim may be worth – and provide you with the information you need to make the best decision about moving your case forward.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you have sustained an injury in a building collapse or due to any other type of structural issue, please call the Maurer Law Firm at 845-896-5295 to schedule a complimentary case review today. We serve Poughkeepsie and surrounding areas of New York from our office in Fishkill.