Danville Porch Collapse Attorneys
Porches are extremely popular additions to buildings, giving guests and owners a chance to enjoy some time outside. In particular, many porches have been constructed to give apartments and similar multistory buildings an outdoor space. However, in many areas, the construction of these porches may not properly follow building codes or may fail to use materials that can withstand the local weather.
For a free consultation regarding your legal options following an injury on someone else’s property, contact the Danville porch collapse lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.
Causes of Porch Collapse
Although not all porches that collapse hang several stories off the ground, these collapses often cause the most serious injuries. From these heights, an unstable floor or broken guardrail can lead to an extremely dangerous fall or deep cuts from splintering materials. The following are among the more common causes for a porch to collapse:
- Wear on joints and bolts
- Rotted wood or other worn materials
- Poor structural design
Many of the major problems involving porch collapses can easily be avoided by regular maintenance, following proper building codes, and keeping too many guests from weighing down the structure. Especially with the strong patterns of warm summer temperatures and freezing winters, the materials of the porch can become beaten down over time, highlighting the need for proper construction and regular inspections.
If you have been injured because of a collapsed porch, you may have grounds for legal action against the property owner. To discuss your legal options, contact the Danville porch collapse attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.