Winning Your Battles Since 1958 Over $2 Billion Awarded to Our Clients

Balcony, Deck, Porch, or Pier Collapse Accidents

Billions Won by Philadelphia Premises Liability Lawyers

There are perhaps hundreds of thousands of impending disasters waiting in homes all over the U.S. We know this because the North American Deck & Railing Association reports that there are more than 50 million wooden decks in the nation older than 25 years old-for reference, wood decks have a life expectancy of only 15 years. Millions of homeowners, tenants, and guests are at risk of suffering a severe injury due to a deck or balcony collapse.

Changing the Legal Landscape for Injury Victims

For more than 60 years, our Philadelphia premises liability attorneys at The Beasley Firm have fought for people who have suffered because landlords, hotel owners, or property managers did not take steps to keep guests safe on their decks, balconies, or elevated surfaces.

Our legendary firm is known for developing thorough, highly-investigated cases in order to maximize the compensation our clients are entitled to.

The Beasley Firm has achieved truly game-changing results since 1958, including:

  • Securing more than $2 billion in verdicts & settlements
  • Winning more than 300 results of $1 million or larger
  • Earning selection to Best Law Firms® by U.S. News
  • Recovering millions for victims of falls and unsafe premises
  • Winning the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania history ($907 million & $104 million)

If you or a loved one suffered severe harm after a deck, porch, or balcony collapsed, speak with our premises liability lawyers in Pennsylvania for a free consultation. We can investigate your case and help you fight for compensation if you have a valid claim.

Take the first step by calling our firm now at (215) 866-2424.

The Duty of Property Owners to Keep You Safe

Anyone who owns a deck or terrace-from hotel owners to homeowners-is obligated to make sure the deck is properly maintained or replaced when it is no longer safe. Failing to maintain the safety and structural integrity of the balcony means the owner is liable for any injuries that occur as a result.

Wooden decks decay and become unsafe over time as a result of:

  • Termites
  • Rusty metal fasteners
  • Flooding
  • Saltwater exposure
  • Excessively heavy loads
  • Poor maintenance
  • Structural errors
  • Non-compliance with building codes

Building a safe terrace is not just about maintenance-compliance with safety regulations and building codes is the duty of every private owner or public property manager. The nationally-renowned Philadelphia premises liability attorneys at The Beasley Firm have seen cases where a child slipped and fell through railing that wasn’t built to a safe standard, or strangled themselves by accident.

Balcony collapses can result in truly horrific and severe injuries, especially for larger balconies or higher falls. Life-altering harm like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, internal damage, fractures, paralysis, and fatal injuries are all possible outcomes of a structural failure like deck or terrace collapse. These injuries often require a lifetime of care, thousands in initial medical expenses, and cost thousands more in lost wages. That’s why our work as premises liability lawyers is so crucial for our clients.

Fighting Back Against Negligent Property Owners

If you or a loved one was injured or killed as a result of a poorly-constructed deck or balcony, turn to The Beasley Firm. Our award-winning team has spent 60 years investigating premises liability claims and fighting for compensation for our clients, and we have won tens of millions for premises liability victims, and billions for those who were injured by negligence. Moreover, our firm never takes a fee unless you win your case, so any injured client can afford the nation’s leading Philadelphia personal injury firm.

Do not hesitate to call (215) 866-2424 for a free consultation-our staff of doctors, nurses, and premises liability attorneys in Philadelphia can answer your questions and evaluate your legal rights.

  • Personal Injury $907,000,000

    The largest judgment ever against a single individual, against Ira Einhorn for the murder of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux.

  • Personal Injury $104,000,000

    $104 million for September 11 victims, the only September 11 verdict in history.

  • Medical Malpractice $100,000,000

    The largest medical malpractice verdict in Pennsylvania history.

  • Medical Malpractice $55,000,000

    2nd largest medical malpractice verdict in history.

  • Birth Injury $37,000,000

    Jim Beasley, Sr. and Marsha Santangelo tried a six-week-long medical negligence case on behalf of a brain injured child.

  • Complex Litigation $34,000,000

    The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history.

  • Aviation Accidents $29,000,000

    Record setting verdict for an airplane crash that involved a seat defect in a Cessna aircraft.

  • Medical Malpractice $20,500,000

    Our firm used all its resources to obtain a highly publicized $20.5 million verdict for the family of a teenage woman.

  • Medical Malpractice $20,000,000

    Jim led his team at The Beasley Firm to one of the largest malpractice recoveries in a very conservative county and in the history Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Personal Injury $16,250,000

    We were able to invest over $400,000.00 in costs to prepare this file, allowing our attorneys to enter the courtroom with no stone unturned.


We Believe Quality Representation Matters

Why Choose the Beasley Firm?
  • Achieving Record Setting Verdicts & Settlements For Over 60 Years.
  • Over $2 Billion Awarded On Behalf Of Our Injured Clients.
  • Listed In Best Law Firms And Recognized By Best Lawyers In America.
  • Free Case Evaluations And Contingent Fees Available.

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