Ceiling Collapse Accident

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Elite Team of Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Who Suffer Injuries in Ceiling Collapse Accidents in Buffalo, New York.

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Upon entering a building, very few of us consider the structural integrity of the ceiling. In fact, many of us rarely notice the ceiling at all, let alone expect to be harmed by it. We assume that the ceilings of the buildings we enter are stable and safe. Victims of ceiling collapses often have this automatic presumption of safety, making ceiling collapses the last thing they expect to happen. When they do happen, they can cause catastrophic injuries.

Negligent property owners that ignore leaking roofs or forgo necessary ceiling repairs to save money, place innocent lives in jeopardy. Even worse, property owners regularly paint over damaged or leaky ceilings in order to conceal the dangers that lie beneath. Old, damaged or run-down ceilings that are left uninspected, unmaintained or unrepaired can eventually collapse and come crashing down on unsuspecting victims. When ceilings collapse, severe injuries or even death can occur.

Regretfully, innocent victims are often the ones that suffer from the neglect and careless practices of landlords and property owners. Ceiling collapse accidents can cause severe injuries that may require lengthy periods of medical treatment and rehabilitation, and result in agonizing suffering, emotional distress and economic loss. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York ceiling collapse accident injury attorneys recognize that the lives of innocent and unsuspecting lives are often turned upside down because of the devastating impact of ceiling crashes.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. fights every day to get accident victims the highest compensation possible for their injuries, while attempting to provide them with the highest level of personal injury service. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who are injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York ceiling collapse accident lawyers will strive to obtain the best result possible for victims of ceiling collapses. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

How Do Ceiling Collapses Happen?

When ceilings are properly built, inspected and maintained they will remain secure, strong and properly supported. Short of a major earthquake, properly installed ceilings do not simply collapse without warning. When a ceiling falls down, it is because the ceiling itself, or the roof above it, has fundamental issues that have been repeatedly overlooked.

Ceiling collapses often result from:

  1. Architectural or structural problems caused by builders or contractors taking shortcuts;
  2. Incompetent or inexperienced contractors;
  3. Damage to ceiling supports during installation;
  4. Insufficient weight-bearing measures;
  5. Inadequate shoring;
  6. Construction that does not conform to building codes; and
  7. Substandard building materials used to increase profit margins.

Over time, leaking pipes gradually weaken the ceiling and rot the supports. Snow, ice and debris that are left to accumulate on rooftops can also weaken ceilings. Not to mention rats, vermin, termites, ants and other little critters that can get into attics and eat through and debilitate vital ceiling supports if they are not eradicated in a timely manner. If any of the above issues are ignored or improperly remedied by property owners and landlords, they can create a substantial threat. Without adequate ceiling or roof maintenance practices, any effort to simply paint over the issue and make it temporarily disappear is not only insufficient, but dangerous and all too common.

If you were injured in a ceiling collapse accident in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or throughout New York State, you need the best Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York ceiling collapse accident lawyers will treat you with respect and compassion, and we are here to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

What Types Of Injuries Do Ceiling Collapses Cause?

Ceilings are often very heavy, causing severe injuries to victims upon impact. Ceilings, especially in older buildings, are often made of cement and contain massive steel or wooden components that crash down with the other pieces of the ceiling. Falling ceiling materials and rubble can crush unsuspecting people nearby. The types of injuries resulting from the collapse of a ceiling depend on the unique circumstances of each case. Injuries caused by collapsed or falling ceilings vary greatly in seriousness, they can include any number of the following:

  1. Death;
  2. Total paralysis;
  3. Traumatic brain injuries;
  4. Severe head wounds;
  5. Severe concussions;
  6. Neck and back injuries, including herniated or protruding discs.
  7. Fractures; and
  8. Sprains, strains and tears of muscles, ligaments and tendons.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a ceiling collapse accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, has a team of highly experienced and top rated ceiling collapse injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York that will fight for the compensation that you are entitled to for the injuries you sustained. A settlement or verdict for a ceiling collapse injury caused by someone else’s negligence may include compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering. Call us today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help you.



Who Is Responsible For A Ceiling Collapse?

ceiling collapse Buffalo, New York is home to a great deal of historic buildings that have been around since the late 1800’s. While beautiful to look at, if improperly maintained, they can be incredibly dangerous. Older buildings do not give property owners or landlords the right to be careless with inspections, maintenance or repairs. Older structures should be made just as steady and safe as new buildings. Lack of necessary repairs can cause devastating injuries.

Falling ceilings are a hazard connected to negligent property management. When members of the Western New York Community suffer needless harm, building owners that fail to adequately maintain their properties should be held accountable. Demonstrating negligence and receiving compensation for your injuries, depends on the duty of care owed by the defendant.

Landlords, property owners and building managers all owe visitors and tenants varying degrees of care. When they breach said duties of care and there is a dangerous condition or violation of safety codes, they can be found liable for negligence. In some instances, it may be necessary to show that the owner had prior knowledge of the condition and failed to properly repair it. Our firm will conduct meticulous investigations of the ceiling collapse and expose problems that led to the accident, such as landlord negligence, subpar repairs, faulty construction or similar occurrences at other buildings owned by the same person. This will help establish the necessary connection between the collapse and your injuries.

Victims of ceiling collapse accidents caused by someone else’s negligence can pursue recovery for the damages suffered, including their lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement and mental anguish, through a personal injury lawsuit. Alternatively, if you lost a close family member in a ceiling collapse accident, although nothing can bring your loved one back, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim.

If you were injured in a ceiling collapse accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today! Acting promptly will ensure that your rights are protected and allow you to concentrate on recovering. Our team of Buffalo, New York ceiling collapse accident injury attorneys will review your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim, so that we can obtain the maximum compensation for all of your damages. Contact us today at 716-839-3939!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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