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The Dangers Of Collapsing Ceilings

A collapsing ceiling means two things: head injuries and difficult legal problems. When you have an injury because your ceiling caved in, you need to know what to do next. That’s why you need an experienced attorney.

At Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law, our lawyers have combined experience of 30 years. We regularly deal with issues of personal injuries and landlord neglect. We know that your injuries are significant, and your bills may be intimidating. Our attorneys are here to listen to you, build a plan and pursue the compensation you need.

What Are Common Ceiling Collapse Injuries?

In New York, especially on Long Island, where there’s a lot of history, the buildings are old. Old buildings often need a lot of repairs, and if they’re not done right, you can get hurt.

One of the most frequent types of accidents lately has been ceiling collapses. These accidents most often lead to head and neck injuries, including:

  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord ruptures
  • Spine fractures
  • Skull fractures
  • Eye damage
  • Hearing damage

When a heavy object hits you on the head, all bets are off. There are so many possible complications and long-lasting injuries.

Pursuing A Ceiling Collapse Claim

Because the head and neck are such devastating places to take an injury, these claims are hotly fought by insurers. They will take every opportunity available to delay and deny your claim.

However, our experienced team can take on these cases and aggressively advocate for you. We speak with the insurance company. We negotiate for what you deserve. And when push comes to shove, we will go to court to fight for your just compensation and answer your questions along the way, such as:

What Are The Common Causes Of Ceiling Collapses?

Part of what makes it so hard to notice a pending collapse is that many causes are hidden above the ceiling. Some common causes of these collapses include water damage, rotting lumber, pest damage, poor repairs, faulty plumbing and other structural issues.

What Injuries Are Common After A Ceiling Collapse?

Falling objects can be especially dangerous to people when they are unaware of what is about to happen. A ceiling collapse can cause injuries like skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spine fractures, eye damage, rotator cuff injuries and paralysis.

What Steps Should I Take After A Ceiling Collapse?

After a collapse, your health comes first. Make sure you or anyone else present gets the medical attention needed for any injuries. Next, reach out to us for guidance through the process of covering the costs of your injuries with minimal complication and difficulty.

What Should I Do If I Think My Ceiling Might Collapse?

If you suspect that your ceiling may collapse, avoid the suspicious area until you can arrange for an inspector to review the area and make any necessary repairs to keep you safe. Taking this kind of precaution can help you avoid life-changing injuries, so be sure not to underestimate the damage a collapse can cause.

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