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Building Collapse Injuries

California Building Collapse Injury Lawyers

Firm assists victims of structural failures in Sacramento and statewide

Without warning, a building can collapse, leading to numerous injuries and fatalities. Pinpointing liability and securing appropriate compensation for victims and their families can be a challenging process. At Mastagni Holstedt, APC, we are a Sacramento-based firm with offices throughout the state. Having recovered millions of dollars for numerous clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, we can counsel you on what to expect and can litigate effectively on your behalf.  

Reasons why buildings collapse

Though contributing causes might develop over years or decades, building collapses often happen very quickly. Determining what triggered the collapse might be a difficult process, but our personal injury attorneys work with experts to pinpoint who is at fault. Factors that cause buildings to crumble include the following:

  • Structural flaws — The larger the structure, the greater the chances there are for a serious flaw that could lead to a collapse. Some problems are caused by the use of substandard materials and sloppy workmanship. 
  • Poor design — If an architect or engineer designs a building without providing the necessary support for the weight it must hold, a catastrophic event might occur. 
  • Inadequate maintenance — Buildings need to be inspected on a regular basis so that potentially dangerous conditions can be identified and addressed before someone gets seriously hurt. 
  • Failure to account for weather — Rain, wind and other natural conditions are capable of damaging a building’s structural integrity. Structures should be designed to withstand natural elements. Repairs should be made immediately when there is weather-related damage. 
  • Construction defects — Mistakes made during the construction process, such as improper installation of beams, are sometimes not detected until it is too late. 

In all types of building collapse cases, you can rely on us to find the truth about what occurred and to press for appropriate legal relief. 

Types of injuries frequently suffered when buildings fall

Even in a partial building collapse, the force of falling debris can result in a catastrophic or fatal injury. Our firm consults with doctors and other experts to detail the specific effects associated with all types of medical conditions caused by building collapses, such as:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Spinal cord damage that could lead to total or partial paralysis
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Respiratory difficulties triggered by inhaling dust

For these injuries and others, our firm collects the necessary medical evidence to mount the strongest case possible. We also bring wrongful death claims in behalf of families of victims of fatal building collapses. 

Firm pursues payment from negligent property owners, contractors and engineers

There can be many defendants in building collapse cases, including architects, engineers, building owners, construction contractors and property management companies. As we start to work on your case, we will identify all of the potentially liable parties and seek recovery of applicable personal injury damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress and the loss of enjoyment of life. 

In wrongful death claims, our firm strives to collect reimbursement for funeral expenses and for the income that the victim would have been expected to earn during their lifetime. 

If you were hurt, or a loved one was killed, in a building collapse that occurred on the job, we will pursue relief through worker’s compensation action. 

Contact a California building collapse injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation   

Mastagni Holstedt, APC advocates for Californians in personal injury claims arising from building collapses. For a free consultation about your case, please call or contact us online. We have offices in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton, Redwood City and Stockton. Our firm does not collect attorneys’ fees in these matters unless the case is settled or won. 

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Sacramento Office
1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-446-4692
Fax: 916-447-4614

Rancho Cucamonga Office
9327 Fairway View Place, Suite 304
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: 909-477-8920
Fax: 916-447-4614

Pleasanton Office
6689 Owens Drive, Suite 100
Pleasanton, California 94588
Phone: 800-852-7581

Inglewood Office
11918 Aviation Boulevard
Inglewood, California 90304
Phone: 909-477-8920
Fax: 916-447-4614

San Mateo Office
2421 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 800-852-7581
Fax: 916 447-4614