Hotel Room Balcony Collapse
Hotels with balconies and a room with a view are all the rage, when you are off on your luxury and long-awaited vacation. But a balcony at a hotel room can also be a dangerous place, where you can risk being seriously injured from a hotel room balcony collapse. Balconies and railings on the balcony need to be continually inspected, to maintain the integrity of the balcony structure. A visual and internal inspection needs to be made to the balcony and railings, to ensure that the materials are safe. Balconies are always exposed to the elements, and therefore need to be supported, inspected and repaired on a regular basis.
The Balcony Needs to Be Regularly Inspected for Damage to Prevent Personal Injuries
A balcony needs to be inspected regularly, to prevent people from falling off the balcony, or otherwise be personally injured by dangerous components of the balcony. The areas of the balcony that need continual care are to check the:
- Post brackets
- Nails (metal non-corroding)
- Galvanized fasteners (hot dipped)
- Stainless steel fixings
- Posts in good working order
- No deterioration on the posts
- No decay on the posts
- No spongy timber
- No holes in the wood
If you are injured from a hotel room balcony collapse, you can call our law office today to discuss your case. As a hotel guest, you could not have known that your personal health and safety were in danger, from a balcony that was in bad and poor repair. You can feel comfortable to call us today to discuss your case. Just pick up your smartphone, and give us a call today at the DTLA Law Group.
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Areas on a Balcony That Wear Away First Can Cause Dangerous Conditions for Hotel Guests
The balcony is an area of gathering and relaxation for a hotel guest. If there are deterioration and failure of a post, then there is a great risk that the entire balcony can fall down. Timber used on a balcony needs to be treated to withstand fungus, growths, water and decay.
Hotel Balconies with Bearers and Joists Can Be Dangerous If Not Continually Checked for Damage
There are many reasons for a hotel room balcony to collapse. The cross timbers or support joists of a balcony can give way, if these areas under the deck are not properly maintained. Additionally, if there are any damaged layers of concrete on the supporting joists with rot in the area, the decay can cause a balcony to collapse. In general, balcony construction needs to include concrete slabs, laminated veneer lumber joists, proper framing structures, and metal that is resistant to rust and corrosion. In addition to being fire resistive, the construction needs to be properly flashed to prevent weather exposed surfaces to become damaged and deteriorate over time in the elements.
The balcony also needs to be constructed to resist moisture content, and needs to have natural run off of water from the balcony structure, to help prevent the formation of mold and rot. The areas under the balcony need to be reviewed. The balcony, landing, deck, stairs and floor projections that are exposed to the weather need to be properly sealed from underneath, to ensure that there is preservative-treated wood, corrosion resistant and galvanized steel and other durable and rust resistant materials placed onto the balcony and surrounding structures.
Typical Injuries from Falling Off of a Hotel Room Balcony When It Collapses
There are many serious injuries that a person can sustain from falling off of a hotel room balcony when it collapses. These injuries can be serious, and will include:
- Head injury
- Skull fracture
- Intercranial bleeding
- Fractured legs and arms
- Facial injuries
- Eye injuries
- Mouth injury
- Broken teeth
- Broken back
- Spleen injury
- Liver damage
- Internal organ injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Linear head fracture
- Subdural hemorrhage
- Rib fracture
- Pelvic fracture
- Cervical fracture
- Thoracic fracture
- Lumbosacral fracture
- Upper extremity fracture
- Lower extremity fracture
- Shoulder dislocation
- Metacarpal fractures
- Lateral condyle fracture
- Neck fractures
- Supracondylar fracture, humerus
- Intercondylar fracture, humerus
- Distal end radius fractures
- Radial and ulnar shaft fractures
If you are injured and fall off of a balcony when the hotel room balcony collapses, you need to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer, and fast! You can call our office at the DTLA Law Group now, and discuss your claim with an attorney who is ready to initiate a lawsuit on your behalf.
You need to discuss your options for recovery compensation for your personal injuries sustained when the hotel room balcony collapses, with a lawyer with experience in dealing with big insurance companies. It will be a sigh of relief, when you call our law office, to discuss your case with an attorney with expertise in personal injuries from balconies that collapse.
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Can I Sue for Personal Injuries from a Hotel Room Balcony Collapse?
Yes, we can sue for personal injuries sustained from a hotel room balcony collapse. We are here to help you at this critical time, and our Los Angeles case lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf in this claim. We are ready to talk to you, and our case attorneys in Los Angeles can sue on your behalf for these losses and damages suffered from a hotel room balcony collapse.
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