Toronto Porch Collapse Lawyers
Many Toronto homes feature a traditional front porch. They are the perfect place to relax with friends and family when spring and summer roll around. Unfortunately, during the winter months, these porches can become icy and wet, allowing rot and other hazards to set in and corrupt the porch’s foundation. Poor construction and negligent upkeep can cause a porch to collapse, causing serious injury to anyone on the porch. Many modern Toronto apartments also feature balconies, which can cause serious accidents or even fatalities if they are not properly constructed and maintained, or if they are over-burdened.
Porch collapse cases can have serious consequences, including broken bones, paralyzation, and even death. Whether you are a homeowner or a visitor to a home, if you are injured in a porch collapse you need a lawyer who understands what you’ve been through. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our knowledgeable lawyers will help you get the compensation that you deserve for your suffering.
Elements of Porch Collapse Cases
In Ontario, legislation states that “an occupier of premises owes a duty to take that care that in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that a person … will be reasonably safe in using the premises.” This includes exterior structures, such as a porch. The liability of porch collapse can be attributed to one or more of the following:
- The manufacturer providing faulty building materials
- The construction company using a faulty design or technique
- The homeowner’s failure to maintain the porch’s upkeep
- The building owner’s failure to meet construction codes
A business owner who invites a guest onto their property—such as a store owner inviting a customer inside or a property owner leasing out an apartment to a tenant—generally has the greatest responsibility to provide a safe space. A homeowner who is hosting a party to social guests will have less liability, making it more difficult to prove that the owner’s negligent actions directly led to the porch collapse. No matter where you are, if you are involved in a porch collapse incident, you should contact an experienced porch collapse lawyer immediately.
Contact a Toronto Porch Collapse Lawyer
Enjoying a fun evening outdoors should not lead to tragedy. If you or someone you know has been injured in a porch collapse incident, you deserve compensation for your suffering. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our diligent and compassionate Toronto porch collapse lawyers will work tirelessly to get you the outcome that you deserve. You are not alone. Please contact our Toronto offices at (416) 625-2122 today to speak with a lawyer about the details of your case.