Structural Collapse

Structural Collapse

Verdicts & Settlements

$101,000,000 Tropicana Casino Parking Garage Collapse

$36,000,000 Montco Apartment Fire

$29,500,000 Pier 34 Lawsuits Settle for $29.5 Million

$12,700,000 Kimmel Center Accident Nets $12.7 Mil.

$1,100,000 Railing Collapse at Army-Navy Game

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of structural collapse attorneys has unparalleled experience in successfully representing construction workers, patrons and others who have been catastrophically injured or killed in structural collapses.

There are basically two kinds of structural collapses:

  • Collapses that occur while a building or structure is being built
  • Collapses of existing structures

Proven Results:

In both types of collapses, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's structural collapse attorneys have secured multi-million dollar, record-setting verdicts and settlements in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including:

  • $101 million settlement for the Atlantic City, N.J., Tropicana Casino parking garage collapse - the largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history
  • $29.5 million settlement for the Pier 34 collapse  - one of the largest premises liability settlements in Philadelphia history

Structural Collapse Expertise

Building upon our extensive construction experience, SMBB's structural collapse attorneys pour over construction codes and blueprints to determine whether the structure under construction was being built properly according to its design, or if it was improperly designed. We want to know:

  • Were the foundation and building materials appropriate?
  • Was the building properly braced during construction?
  • Was it engineered to be structurally stable?

For the collapse of an existing structure, we want to know:

  • The structure's age
  • How well it was maintained
  • Whether the owner was aware of any potential safety hazards and, if so, what the owner did or did not do to address the hazards and protect people entering the structure

For these investigations SMBB attorneys also recruit independent architects and engineers. In the record-setting Tropicana Casino parking garage collapse case, for example, SMBB hired the nation's foremost expert on structural collapses - the structural engineer who had analyzed the 9/11 World Trade Towers collapse and the terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma City federal courthouse.

Compensation for Structural Collapses

Property owners, general contractors, contractors, construction managers and construction companies may all be liable. SMBB's attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of a structural collapse, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our scaffolding accident attorneys today.