An Atlanta parking deck under construction collapsed two days in a row injuring 6 workers. The construction company engineers failed to ensure the stability of the deck after the first collapse on Friday and put their workers and the public in danger again the following day.
Faulty construction falls under premises liability where contractors and owners can be held accountable for those injured on their property. Negligent surveying, planning, designing, construction, and supervision or observation of construction all are factors in claims against those who build unsafe structures.
Georgia premises liability law states that accident victims can hold the owner or occupier of property liable for negligently causing or negligently failing to repair, correct or warn about these and other unsafe conditions which lead to personal injury or wrongful death.
Both commercial and residential property owners are responsible for the safety of those on or near their property; faulty construction can result in numerous accidents such as:
- Deck and balcony collapses
- Elevator accidents
- Uneven or cracked flooring and pathways
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Falling merchandise or debris
- Exposed electrical wiring
These accidents happen quickly and unexpectedly, leaving victims injured out of the blue in their favorite stores, in their offices, while eating out, or even when driving and walking. Not only can you be injured by faulty construction in the entity itself, but also while being in the surrounding area.
Thankfully, no workers were killed during the two collapses. Know that you can rely on our staff at Southside Injury Attorneys when you face unexpected pain and suffering at the fault of a property owner. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, or at the fault of unsafe infrastructure, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold those at fault accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation at 844-810-4357.