Helping the Injured in Tennessee Since 1977
Building and Structure Collapse There's No Substitute for Experience 

Building and Structure Collapse

Were You Seriously Injured In A Collapsing Building?

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 attorneys today.

$1.6 Million Recovered for Injured Victim

Our attorneys have seen the damage a collapsing structure can cause first hand. Our 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 premises liability 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 attorneys, or send us your information online.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million

Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • Integrity, above and beyond

    “From a choice in the Yellow Pages to Success. This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case. Mutual trust ...”

    - H.W.
  • 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 ...”

    - T.H.
  • We are very grateful.

    “Our case was not easy. Many law firms would not be willing to get involved with a case this complicated and time-consuming. What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was ...”

    - E.I.
  • Great staff.

    “I had the pleasure of working with a few different Kinnard Law lawyers after a personal injury. The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to ...”

    - J.
  • 100% Best Lawyers Around

    “You have all been so kind and loving to our family! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put in for our case.”

    - J.S.

Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

Get in Touch Today

Request a Free Consultation

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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