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Poorly Constructed Deck

An Indiana poorly constructed deck slip and fall injury attorney can help you when you have been significantly hurt as a result of someone's poor maintenance or construction on their deck. Poorly constructed decks can occur at all types of businesses, but particularly with regard to apartment complexes and hotels/motels/resorts.

Additionally, Airbnb and other rental vacations home sites are becoming more and more popular. These landowners also owe their renters the duty to exercise reasonable care to make certain the decks and patio boards are not rotting, unstable or unsafe.

A poor deck construction issue may not be known to the owner of the home immediately, but he or she is responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment for those invited on the property and on the property legally. This includes the duty to make reasonably inspections of the deck on a timely, periodic basis.

A poorly constructed deck can come about as a variety of different reasons, but all may be associated with a significant risk of a slip and fall injury. Anyone who has been seriously injured in a slip and fall incident on someone's deck will likely ask questions about filing a personal injury or premises liability lawsuit.

There are many different injuries that can be sustained due to a poorly constructed deck, including broken bones, fractures and more. The injuries associated with such an accident might cause someone to miss time at work or to have to struggle to adapt to their day to day life.

A poorly constructed deck slip and fall injury attorney in Indiana will be the first person to gather evidence and help the injured individual recover compensation that he or she may require to get better. Your primary focus should be on attending your medical appointments and following your doctor's order after you have been seriously injured in a deck accident.

It can be shocking to realize that the home owner's insurance company representing the other party or the person who caused the injury to happen by having a poorly constructed deck, is fighting back and alleging that it is not their responsibility that you got hurt. This is why it is imperative to remember the scene of the incident and to document evidence sooner rather than later.

You might need to get the contact information of the person who owned the deck at the time of the injury and be prepared to fight back with the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer. It can be shocking to realize that someone who saw the severity of your injuries and the accident happen could argue that it was not their fault or try to do everything possible to deny liability.

This is why it is extremely important to retain an experienced injury attorney immediately after you have been critically hurt in such an accident. A poorly constructed deck can come about as a result of inappropriate maintenance, when someone was fixing the deck or a deck that was never appropriately constructed to begin with.

All of these may be indications of premises liability problems, however, that should be the responsibility of the person who owns the property itself. Without the support of a personal injury attorney you could expose yourself to problems in your case.

Call McKibben Shaw Law at (800) 777-7777 if you or someone you know was injured on a poorly constructed deck.

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