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North Carolina Deck Collapse Injures 21 People

Early in July, 25 people were enjoying the North Carolina summer weather on the deck of a rented private home, when suddenly the deck collapsed. According to Gant Daily, 21 of those people were injured when the deck gave way.  These injuries included a variety of medical problems that ranged in severity. Some sustained only cuts and bruises, while others were left with much more devastating injuries including bone fractures, hip fractures, and spinal injuries.

Fractures and spinal injuries

Our North Carolina injury lawyers know that bone fractures, especially hip fractures, can take a very long time to heal and can involve expensive treatments.  Those who sustain serious fractures may not ever recover completely or may need lengthy physical therapy and medical assistance to recover.

Spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, may never be curable. And they can cost millions to treat over a lifetime. Those who completely sever their spinal cord will likely lose nerve sensation, muscle control and movement of the body, below the point where the injury occurred. Those with partial spinal cord injuries may sustain limited muscle control, nerve activity and mobility, but the extent of the harm will depend upon where and how they were hurt.

The investigation

After an event, such as a deck collapse, investigators will typically try to determine what caused the structure to fail and may investigate things like the construction of the deck, if too many people were standing on it or somehow otherwise compromised the deck's stability -- or if there was some sort of negligence on the behalf of the owner.

If a party is found to be at fault, they could be held legally liable for the damages and their insurance company may be required to pay for the medical care, lost wages, permanent disabilities and other damages of those that were injured.

Do you have a similar story?

Since there are so many factors that can cause a structure to collapse, cases like these can be very difficult to prove. But that doesn't make your medical care or time off from work any less financially burdensome.

If you were injured in North Carolina, you may want to speak with a qualified Noth Carolina injury attorney. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

Categories: Personal Injury

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Asheville, NC 28806
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New Bern, NC 28562
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Raleigh, NC 27607
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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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