Foundation failure and faulty construction can cause buildings to collapse, causing New York construction accidents.
When buildings or structures collapse, New York construction workers can be seriously injured or killed as debris and other materials fall around them. When buildings are constructed properly and in accordance with building codes, the risk of a New York building collapse is minimized. In addition, architects and building designers have an obligation to ensure that buildings are safe for the public. However, buildings can collapse for a number of reasons, including bad design, foundation failure, faulty construction, poor construction materials, and excessive loads. When construction workers are restoring buildings that have fallen into disrepair, the risk of a building collapse accident increases.
New York Lawyers Helping Building Collapse Victims
New York constructions workers have a right to be safe when they are working, and architects and engineers are responsible for ensuring that structures are stable enough for people to be in. Additionally, depending on the circumstances of the accident, a construction firm, building owner or tool manufacturer may be held liable for injuries incurred during a building collapse. In the event of a building or structural collapse, a New York construction accident lawyer can investigate the circumstances of the accident and determine when and where negligence occurred.
The parties responsible for a building or structural collapse can be held responsible through a construction accident lawsuit. This may afford victims the opportunity to recover compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages they have incurred. If you or a loved one was injured or killed as the result of a building collapse, the New York construction accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy are ready to protect your rights. Serving Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and all of NYC and New York State.
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