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Deck and Porch Lawyer

 An outdoor deck or porch is often the first requirement we look for when renting a vacation home, especially if we are going to a beach destination.  The owners and rental companies know outdoor porches and decks bring extra money because they are so desirable.  Outdoor decks and porches are money makers.  However, to the renters and their families, the outdoor decks and porches are outdoor living spaces used to eat, grill, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and warm ocean air.  But what happens when the owner or the rental company doesn’t properly maintain the decks and porches?  Are they performing proper inspections to identify rusted bolts and nails.  Or are they checking for hidden water damage that can compromise you and your loved one’s safety?  Each year, almost 45,000 people are injured or killed because of faulty decks, porches, railings, and stairs of outdoor living areas.* 

If you or a loved one has been catastrophically hurt because of a faulty porch or deck, its important you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.  Often times, the key evidence needed to bring a claim for a faulty porch or deck is at great risk of being destroyed in the cleanup.  We know it is important to have engineering experts inspect the site of the collapse before the structure is removed or repaired.    We also know how to identify and obtain important information form the rental companies like the maintenance records and complaint histories. 

Injuries from deck and porch collapse can include:

  • Death

  • Paralysis

  • Broken bones

  • Back injuries

If you have been seriously injured because of deck or porch collapse, or if you’ve been injured at a vacation home, we can help. To speak to a knowledgeable deck or porch lawyer about your case, please fill out an online form or contact us today at (843) 357-8000 for a FREE case evaluation.