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Brooklyn Building Collapse Lawyer

Working on a construction site can be dangerous. Workers face numerous potential hazards on a daily basis, including working from heights or with harmful chemicals. One of the most devastating types of construction accidents, however, is collapsed buildings. When a structure collapses it often happens suddenly and those who are inside or near the building can be severely injured in the process.

If you or a loved one are a victim of a building collapse in Brooklyn, reach out to an attorney at Shulman & Hill. We can review your case for free and let you know if you may be eligible to recover workers’ compensation for your injuries and related losses.

Why Do Buildings Collapse in Brooklyn?

There is a number of reasons why a building may collapse. It can occur due to the poor construction of the building or failure to properly maintain an older structure. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Weak foundation: There are many regulations to follow to ensure a building’s foundation is strong and will sufficiently support the rest of the structure. If ignored, the foundation may break and the building may come down.
  • Weak materials: If the materials used in the project are too weak or low-quality, they may cause the building to fall. Poorly made materials are often not strong enough to support the building.
  • Construction mistakes: If the construction team rushes through the work, cuts corners, or is not properly trained, they may struggle to create a decent structure. All workers should be properly trained before starting construction.
  • Failure to test strength: There are several times in the building process where strength and durability should be tested. If this is neglected, it is difficult to know how stable the building will be and whether or not changes need to be made prior to completion.

Investigating and Identifying Liable Parties After a Building Collapse

It is important to know what to expect when you hire an attorney to help with your building collapse case. Structures typically collapse during construction, whether it is during the construction of an entirely new structure or during building renovations. Buildings next to the one that fell down can be affected as well.

These incidents can also occur when a building is worn from age and not properly maintained. If the property owner and other relevant parties have not inspected the integrity of the building or properly maintained it, the structure can weaken over time and potentially lead to a collapse.

If you or a family member is injured because of a building that collapsed, you can benefit from the assistance of an attorney in Brooklyn. A personal injury lawyer will take the time to investigate your specific situation, identify who may be liable—including property owners or general contractors—and the ways in which they may have contributed to the accident. Our building collapse legal team can also review the full extent of your injuries, and talk to experts who can explain how the accident may have occurred and what the long-term effects of your injuries may be.

Your Brooklyn personal injury attorney will then use this information to file a claim against the negligent parties to help recover compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and similar losses relating to your accident.

Pursuing Compensation For a Brooklyn Building Collapse Injury

When a building collapses, it is likely to cause a lot of damage. It is rare that nearby individuals are not left without injuries. The severity of these injuries can vary depending on the specifics of this case. They will likely require medical assistance and possibly hospitalization if the injury is not fatal. Medical bills may affect your budget significantly, particularly if you are hospitalized or require surgery and ongoing treatment, like physical therapy.

In some cases, a collapsed building in Brooklyn may result in fatalities. Losing a loved one is always difficult, let alone when it is so sudden and unexpected.

If you have lost a loved one due to a building collapse, you may be able to recover compensation for loss of consortium, the decedent’s past relevant medical bills, funeral costs, and more. An experienced lawyer can review your case and tell you what types of compensation you may be able to recover. They can also assist with every step of litigation, from filing the initial claim and investigating the accident to negotiating for a fair settlement or representing you in a trial to fight for a favorable verdict.

No matter how the building collapsed, it is important to have the right Brooklyn legal team on your side. Our attorneys are happy to answer any questions and we will even review your case for free to tell you if you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit. These cases can be time-sensitive, so contact our team as soon as possible.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

If you are looking for a lawyer to help with your building collapse case, it is important to have someone experienced by your side. An experienced building collapse attorney can help you recover the compensation that you may be entitled to for your losses.

Our Brooklyn team is here to help you through each step of the process, from representing you in all negotiations to completing relevant administrative tasks so that you can focus your time on recovering from your injuries. To consult a Brooklyn building collapse lawyer, fill out a free case evaluation form today. We work on a contingency-fee-basis so you will only pay for our services if you win your case.


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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


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