Building and Structure Collapse

Nashville Building and Structural Collapse Attorney

Were You Seriously Injured In A Collapsing Building in TN?

We expect buildings we enter, whether it’s our workplace, a restaurant, our homes, etc. to be safe. Unfortunately, a number of issues including construction defects and poor maintenance could cause or fail to account for structural damage and risk the integrity of the building or structure. If all, or even just a part of the structure collapses, those inside could be at risk of serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death.

Building and structure collapses are almost always caused by someone else’s negligence, and if you were seriously injured by their lack of care you deserve the chance to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you require to cover any damages you may have incurred. At Kinnard Law, our premises liability lawyers have more than 150 years of collective experience and are ready to put that knowledge to good use helping you prepare for and execute a plan of action that best suits your needs. 

Give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation with one of our Nashville building collapse attorneys today.

$1.6 Million Recovered for Injured Victim

Our attorneys have seen the damage a collapsing structure can cause first hand. Our Nashville accident attorneys represented a man who suffered permanent back injuries after a deck collapsed out from underneath him. He was visiting a home when the incident occurred, and we were able to prove that it was improperly constructed. Through our efforts, we secured a $1.6 million jury verdict for our client.

How Can a Building Fail or Collapse?

There are several different factors that cause buildings and structures to collapse, including:

  • Defective Materials: Damage from prior use or improper manufacturing can result in the failure and eventual collapse of a structure.
  • Manufacturing Error: Poor material selection, incorrect sizing, improper heat treating, failure to adhere to the approved design, and poor workmanship could all result in total failure of the structure.
  • Fatigue or Corrosion: Instability in the building’s geometry, design, or material properties could lead to the formation and expansion of cracks at stress points over time that could eventually result in the building’s collapse.
  • Failure to Consider Unexpected Complications: If those in charge of maintaining the building lack the training necessary to perform their job’s necessary duties, or if the building is sabotaged, vandalized, or damaged by a natural disaster it could become unstable and collapse.
  • Inability to Support the Load: The size and shape of the building and materials used in its construction could result in the structure’s collapse if those factors aren’t properly worked out during the planning stages.

Hire an Attorney You Can Rely On

Our Nashville building and structural collapse attorneys at Kinnard Law have helped injured victims fight for the compensation they require in their time of need for the past four decades, and through our efforts we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

If you were seriously injured by a collapsing building or structure, give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation with one of our Nashville building collapse attorneys, or send us your information online.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led To Record-Setting Victories
  • $55 Million Personal Injury

    Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in nude video lawsuit against hotel, stalker.

  • $22.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident in Winchester, Tennessee. She had a broken leg.

  • $15.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Randy Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris of Kinnard Law obtained the largest verdict in Weakley County history for their 23 year-old client.

  • $6.5 Million Medical Malpractice

    A woman went into the hospital for a tubal ligation. The doctor put a small hole in her large colon during the procedure and did not recognize it.

  • $5 Million Wrongful Death

    On October 2, 2014, a Nashville jury held a pediatric clinic and local hospital accountable for the wrongful death of 22-month-old Ryder Laurent.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Kinnard Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "These are the professionals that you want fighting for you and the people you love!"
    The legal team at Kinnard Law worked diligently to get my family compensation following a malpractice suit.
    - Lauren Price Cook
    "Integrity, above and beyond."
    This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case.
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    "In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support."
    Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what felt like an eternity.
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    "We are very grateful."
    What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was beyond remarkable and we are very grateful.
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    "Great staff."
    The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to me, as it was the first lawsuit I have ever been a part of.
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