A roof can collapse at any time if it has not been well maintained. If you have been in a car wash and had the roof collapse on you to sustain personal injuries, you can call us today to review your claim for free. We are the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879, and we can give your claim the attention it deserves when you call us today.
Owners of Car Wash Operations Often Have Too Many Broken Equipment Inside, That They Forget to Maintain the Roof and Outside Areas of the Building
An owner of a new or used car wash may be overwhelmed with fixing the inside equipment, that he or she forgets to maintain the roof and outside of the building. Inside the car wash are the equipment, pumps and boiler areas of the operation, as well as the car washing motors to push the cars through the apparatus to wash the vehicles. With all of this going on continuously, the car wash owner and manager may have forgotten to review what is happening up on the roof. If the roof area of the car wash has not been inspected or reviewed for months or years, there may be issues with the roof that go unattended. These unattended areas can precipitate the easy collapse of a roof area at a car wash.
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It Takes Surprisingly Little Damage on a Roof to Make It Collapse!
The damage that it takes to make a roof collapse inward or outward would surprise most people. There are many issues and problems that will be seen and will occur on a roof, before it starts the process to collapse. When a roof is in a structural distress situation, that is when the action to repair, replace or bolster the roof to fix it must happen. If the owner or lessor on a building misses these critical signs before a collapse, the collapse is on the way sure enough. There are some common symptoms that you will find on a roof that is dangerously close to failure. These signs for an impending failure can include:
Sagging steel on the roof structure
Buckling steel frames
Severe and constant roof leaks
Split and cracked wood structures on the inside of the building
Bends and rippling in the metal support structures
Cracks and breaks in the masonry and walls
Cracked welds and steel in the walls
Sheared off screws in the metal framing
Sprinkler heads falling down into ceiling tiles
Water collecting on the roof in large puddles
Doors inside the building that pop open and won’t stay closed
Windows that buckle and won’t open or close properly
Bowed utility piping
Bowed and unbraced conduit attached on the ceiling
Creaking and popping sounds in the building
Crackling and weird sounds in the building and outside the structure
Water pooling outside the building in odd areas from runoff after rainstorms
If there are issues with the building and the owner or operator does not address these roofing problems, then there can be a roof collapse that will occur. At the time that the roof collapses, there is a high likelihood of crushing injuries, amputations and death to anyone who is inside the building when the roof finally gives way. In the case of a car wash roof collapsing, if someone who is an employee or customer is in the building when the roofing finally falls, it will be a dire situation that can come with severe consequences. The roof of a car wash should be inspected regularly to ensure that it is safe, secured and not ready to collapse at any minute. If there are necessary repairs that need to be made, then the owner of the car wash or the operators need to make or schedule these repairs, for the safety of anyone using the building during working hours.
Crushing Injuries and Compartment Syndrome Injuries from a Collapsed Roof at a Car Wash
If you are in a car wash or any building that collapsed on you from the roof falling in, you may be lucky to be alive after this accident. A crush injury or acute compartment syndrome injury can be a life-threatening injury.2 If you are crushed under a building, you can have crushing injuries to any part of your body, including:
Head and neck
Arms and extremities
Your crushing injuries can have penetrating traumas to your internal organs as well, which can result in bleeding and internal organ damage that can be life-threatening. If you are buried under a collapsed roof at a car wash or at any building, you may have high blood loss and other complications related to your internal organs. Other complications from a crushing injury can include:2
Trauma to internal organs
In the event that you received serious injuries from a car wash roof collapsing with you in the building or near the structure to be injured, you can call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
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Free Second Opinion Case Review / Experienced Lawyers in a Car Wash Roof Collapse Injury
You can call our legal team of attorneys who specialize in personal injuries today. We will review your personal injuries from a car wash roof collapse. You may have been injured where you have had an amputation from the roof collapse accident you survived. You can have problems and complications from a crush or amputation injury, including:1
Delayed wound healing
You can call us now, to get the access you need to our legal team and lawyers with a specialty in managing, negotiating, and winning personal injury claims. Our legal professional office is ready to give you the access you need to lawyers who can help with your personal injury claim against the at-fault parties. Just call us at the DTLA Law Group to speak to experienced attorneys in Los Angeles right now.
Can I Sue for a Car Wash Roof Collapse Injury?
Yes, we can sue if you are injured in a car wash roof collapse accident. All that you need to do now is to call our Los Angeles case lawyers today. We can file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties, and our case attorneys in Los Angeles can sue on your behalf to get you the money you deserve in this case.
Average Case Value of a Car Wash Roof Collapse Injury
The average case value of a car wash roof collapse injury can range from $30,000 to $300,000. Your personal injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses will be reviewed and added to determine a final recovery compensation package for you regarding your losses. You can start the process to get your medical bills and expenses paid, by calling us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 4-7 months to settle your personal injury claims from a roof collapse at a car wash. We will review your medical bills, and go over your expenses with you, to get a final settlement number for you.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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You can call us now for a free consultation regarding your personal injuries related to a roof collapse at a car wash. We are here for you and will give you the peace of mind you deserve. Just give us a call today to start the process to your recovery compensation and healing from your roof collapse accident.
1Kawaiah, A., Thakur, M., Garg, S., Kawasmi, S. H., & Hassan, A. (2020). Fingertip Injuries and Amputations: A Review of the Literature. Cureus, 12(5), e8291. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8291
2Tillinghast, C. M., & Gary, J. L. (2019). Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Extremity. In C. Mauffrey (Eds.) et. al., Compartment Syndrome: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management. (pp. 67–81). Springer.
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