Having a roof deck may be one of your dreams for your home. After all, roof decks provide spectacular views, lots of sun, and the ideal place for relaxing or entertaining. But roof decks can be dangerous, and both during the construction process and long after completion, roof decks are associated with certain hazards.
For those who have suffered a roof deck injury in Revere, recovering compensation for your injury will require determining and proving liability. At the offices of Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, our Revere injury attorney can help.
Types and Causes of Roof Deck Injuries
Roofs and decks already pose a number of risks; a roof deck carries all of those hazards and more. Some common types of roof deck accidents that can lead to serious injuries include falling from the roof deck, slipping and falling on the deck, and the risk of falling objects (during construction). These accident are often the result of a lack of safety rail, defective or uneven flooring, social events that get out of control (fighting or rowdy guests), dangerous or broken stairs leading up to the roof deck, and unsafe and improper construction. Bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, and even fatal injuries may all result from roof deck accidents.
How Is Liability for a Roof Deck Injury Determined?
When an injury occurs on private or public property, liability for that injury is determined based on negligence; the negligent party is responsible for damages incurred by the victim. As such, it is important that the injured party is able to both determine and prove negligence.
Negligence is the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care. Because property owners in Lynn have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition (this is true for both private and public owners of property), the failure to do so is considered negligent. If this negligence results in an accident and injury, the property owner can be held liable.
For example, if the owner of a roof deck failed to install a safety rail to prevent falls over the edge, the injured party could argue that this was a decision that a reasonable person would have not made, as a fall over the edge sans a railing was foreseeable.
Our Experienced Revere Injury Attorney Works Hard to Prove Liability and Collect Damages
If you have been injured in a roof deck injury in Revere, you need an attorney who knows how to investigate your case and dig deep to get the facts about what happened. Liability can be challenging to prove, especially without an experienced legal professional on your side who knows what they’re doing.
When you call Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, we will open an investigation and get started on your case immediately. Our lawyer has over 30 years’ experience helping clients like you, and will work diligently to improve your chances of recovering your full compensation amount. Call Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law today, or send us a message to schedule your free case consultation now.