City building inspectors had no immediate answers for why a home's balcony collapsed in the 200 block of 73rd Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on the morning of July 30, 2012. The wooden structure appears to have separated from the house, throwing the people on it to the ground and sending one woman to the hospital. According to the Virginian-Pilot, a second woman suffered only minor injuries from the fall and did not require treatment.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
As Virginia (VA) personal injury attorneys, we have represented numerous people who have suffered injuries as a result of dangerous conditions at businesses and residential properties, including slips and falls caused by the negligence of the property owner. While it is too soon to know why the balcony collapsed in Virginia Beach, the incident is reminiscent of an accident at a rental property in Richmond that left several people injured. After investigators found that the balcony was constructed without proper permits and did not meet building codes, the victims were able to receive settlements from the property owner.
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Determining which individuals or companies have liability for ensuring the safety of visitors to a premises can be difficult. If you or a family member gets injured in a slip or fall and you believe the owner or builder of the building or business where the accident occurred could have prevented the incident, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options for filing an injury claim by reading this article.
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