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Bronx Building Collapse Lawyer

The Bronx, like the rest of New York, is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Unfortunately, these man-made structures do not last forever. Weathering, poor construction, and general wear and tear can affect the structural integrity of buildings and endanger workers, residents, and pedestrians below.

When you are a victim of a building collapse, it is important to get the right legal team on your side. A skilled Bronx building collapse lawyer can fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation that you may be entitled to for your injuries and related losses. At Shulman & Hill, we are proud to serve our clients in the Bronx area and work tirelessly to get them the resources and compensation they need to recover after surviving a building collapse injury. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.

Causes of Building Collapse Accidents in the Bronx

Construction workers work in a dangerous field. Often, they are most vulnerable to being injured in a building collapse accident.

There are several factors that may cause a building to collapse, some of which include:

  • Age of the building and natural wear and tear
  • Contact with heavy machinery into the building
  • A foundation that is damaged or improperly constructed
  • Any demolition work
  • Excessive weight is placed on a certain part of the structure
  • Explosion or a fire within or near the building
  • Poor design or type of construction
  • Low-quality building materials
  • Sagging roof
  • Water infiltration that has not been found and fixed
  • Weather conditions that cause wear and tear on the building (including large weather events that weaken the building, such as hurricanes)
  • Weak soil or bad preparation for the soil in the foundation

Any of these conditions can make a building weak, causing it to collapse entirely. There may be signs for this ahead of time, but they are commonly ignored or unnoticed. As a result, someone can be severely hurt. A skilled Bronx building collapse lawyer can help you file a workers’ compensation and/or personal injury claim and get the compensation you may be entitled to after your accident.

Who May Be Liable for a Bronx Building Collapse?

It is important to determine who is liable for the collapse of a building and the resulting injuries it may have caused. To understand what caused the building to collapse in the first place, our Bronx legal team will conduct an extensive investigation. Things like the construction equipment, contracts, building design, and other physical evidence from the scene might be collected and examined to determine what caused the accident.

Our team of legal professionals will work hard to complete the investigation and determine whether negligent behavior was to blame. Some of the potentially liable parties may include:

  • A manufacturer of defective materials
  • General contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Property owner

If any of these parties may be liable for the accident and the building collapsing, our team of lawyers can gather evidence showing how their negligence contributed to your injury. This can help you recover the compensation you likely are entitled to for your losses.

Types of Injuries Resulting from a Bronx Building Collapse

There are different types of injuries that one might face when involved in a structure collapse accident. The workers or visitors who are inside the building can get trapped when the structure falls. This can cause fatal and severe injuries. If a worker is on a scaffold or a ladder when the building collapses, they may be seriously harmed as well by falling from such heights. The debris falling at the moment of a building collapse can harm anyone in the area.

These injuries commonly are severe enough to require medical care, and sometimes even long-term treatment. Some individuals may become permanently disabled as a result of the accident, or sadly lose their lives.

The construction site can still be dangerous after the collapse occurs. There is a risk of a secondary collapse if any of the surrounding buildings are still erect. Broken glass and live wires may be present additional dangers all over the site. Natural gas lines and sanitary sewer systems may be damaged from the collapse as well, causing more potential injuries.

What Types of Losses Qualify for Compensation?

Depending on the factors surrounding your case, it is possible that you can recover compensation after a building collapse accident injury. Many of these incidents are extremely dangerous and life-threatening and cause excruciatingly painful injuries. At Shulman & Hill, we work to help our clients pursue the compensation they may be entitled to after suffering accident-related injuries.

There are several types of losses that we can seek compensation for on behalf of our clients. You may qualify for compensation for the medical treatment related to your injury. This can include medical bills for immediate healthcare as well as future medical costs if your case requires long-term medical treatment.

The incident may also leave you temporarily or permanently unable to work. With medical bills piling up, the inability to earn a paycheck can be extremely stressful. In many cases, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages.

Our Bronx building collapse lawyers will work hard to pursue compensation for all qualified losses to make sure you have the resources you need to recover.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill

Shulman & Hill can provide you with all the legal advice necessary to help obtain justice after a building collapse accident. Our Bronx building collapse attorneys will use their extensive skills and experience to handle your claim, compile all of the evidence, and represent you in trial if an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement.

Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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