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West Palm Beach Building Collapse
Building collapses aren’t limited to construction sites. This type of accident can happen almost anywhere. Almost everyone remembers the disastrous Surfside condo collapse in 2021. The building collapse in Palm Beach County killed 98 residents. If you’re injured in a building collapse in West Palm Beach, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help. Contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Why Buildings Collapse
There are several reasons why a building can partially or completely collapse. Sometimes, it’s a flaw in the building’s design, or the owner is not keeping up with reasonable maintenance and repairs. Some common causes for building collapse due to negligence include:
- Defective design or planning by architects and/or engineers
- Failure to follow the architect’s design during construction
- Failure to maintain the building, including by checking for termites, smoke damage, fire damage, and general wear and tear
- Failure to protect against natural disasters, including fire, earthquake, flood, hurricanes, or storms, safely and adequately
- Failure to follow applicable building codes for construction and maintenance
- Errors committed by contractors or subcontractors during the construction process
- Use of cheap or poor-quality construction materials
If you’re injured in a building collapse in West Palm Beach, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan may be able to help with your personal injury case.
Who is Liable in a Building Collapse
Determining liability can be complex. Sometimes, the building’s owners and/or managers are responsible. The general contractors may be to blame, especially if the building collapses due to a construction flaw. Even the building's engineers and architects can be named in a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if the original design is flawed before the construction crew starts laying the foundation.
Knowing who to name in a personal injury case is vital for the success of your claim. If the wrong person or entity is listed in your lawsuit, the case may be automatically denied. While you can refile, this takes time, and your expenses from the accident add up.
Why Choose Morgan & Morgan If You’re Injured in a Building Collapse
Morgan & Morgan is the largest personal injury law firm in the nation and has a proven track record of success. We have a nationwide network of over 1,000 attorneys, and some are located in the West Palm Beach area. We have over 35 years of experience and have reclaimed more than $20 billion for our clients. Contact Morgan & Morgan to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.
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