Renting an apartment offers tenants many conveniences such as the flexibility of coming and going as they please, as well as the protection of not having to worry about costly repairs. However, there are many hidden dangers when a tenant is not responsible for the daily upkeep of the property. Many tenants only become aware of an issue when something in the home goes terribly wrong. One tragic incident that sometimes occurs in rental units is a ceiling collapse. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, contact an attorney at Colombo Law today. Our skilled personal injury litigators will meet with you for a risk-free initial consultation.
Causes of Ceiling Collapses
Many times, ceilings collapse occur as a result of water-related issues. Water often builds up in the ceiling from plumbing-related issues which can include leaky faucets, drainage issues from tubs, and or leaks around toilets. It can also occur due to problems with roofing. Over time, this causes parts of the ceiling to get soft and break off, without regard to who or what is underneath. If a ceiling has collapsed where you live, it is often a consequence of negligence. Typically, our attorneys find that the property was not being properly maintained and the owners knew about the dangerous condition. When this occurs, you deserve compensation for your damages.
Collapsed Ceilings: What You Should Know
When a ceiling collapses it has the potential to cause serious injuries to you or your loved ones. Common injuries associated with collapsed ceilings are most often head or neck injuries. Not only do your damages consist of physical injury, other damages often include expenses related to physical property damage and costs associated with being displaced from your home. In addition, depending on the size of the piece and height of the fall, a ceiling collapse can, and often does, lead to death in some extremely unfortunate situations. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, you deserve the right to a just amount of compensation for your damages. Our attorneys work hard in every case to ensure that we get every injured party’s case to the intended result.
Contact Colombo Law
The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.