UncategorizedWho’s Liable in a Ceiling Collapse and How Gratt & Associates Can Help

January 5, 2024

Were you injured in a ceiling collapse? Did a ceiling fall on you or someone that you love, causing you harm? If so, you may deserve compensation. Between the age of many buildings here in New York and the weather conditions, collapsing ceilings are all too common. If a ceiling collapsed on you while you were in your apartment, at your job, or just about any other location, we may be able to help. 

During a free case evaluation, we can draw upon our experience to let you know about your legal options as well as how we can help. 

Ceiling Collapse Liability 

Essentially, the liable party when a ceiling collapses on you (a premises liability case) is whoever was responsible for the ceiling’s maintenance. Maybe they knew the ceiling was weak and didn’t do enough to maintain it. Or, alternatively, perhaps they didn’t know how weak the ceiling was, as they didn’t do a proper inspection, or upkeep, they just “cut corners,” etc. 

Beyond building owners and construction workers, other parties might be liable for a collapsed ceiling. Maybe the ceiling fell in because there was something defective in the ceiling’s joints, or a bathtub leaked, and so forth – in those instances, manufacturers, designers, and others could be liable. 

When we take your case, we conduct a thorough evaluation to determine exactly who is liable. Then, we do everything in our power to bring about the most successful outcome. 

Damages You May Be Able to Claim 

If you’re injured due to a collapsed ceiling, you may be able to claim damages to cover all of your medical bills. As a ceiling collapse can be so unexpected, there’s really no way to protect yourself. Thus, these can result in serious injuries indeed. You may require medications, doctor’s visits, possibly even rehab, therapy, and more. All of that can be covered by your compensation. 

Unfortunately, it’s certainly not uncommon to miss time from work as a result of being struck by a falling ceiling. We can help you to recover the wages you lost from being unable to work and, if you can’t return to your job in the future, you can also recover compensation for the wages you would have made in the future as well. 

You can recover more than just compensation for your medical bills, wages, and so forth. You can also receive compensation for your pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and so much more. 

A Law Firm With Experience 

When you sit down with Gratt & Associates for your free case evaluation, we’ll draw upon our years of experience to let you know what kinds of compensation that we believe your case is with. Then, we’ll work tirelessly to make sure that you receive it. 

You don’t have to worry about paying us to start or anything like that. We work on contingency. So, our payment can come out of your eventual settlement. You only pay if we win. 

To start the process, schedule a free case evaluation through our site or by calling. 

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