Falling Deck and Inspectors Failings Result in $2.5 million Verdict

Gerson & Schwartz PA, along with co-counsel obtained a $2.5 million jury award for our client, who suffered severe – and permanent – injuries when the deck of a house she was visiting collapsed from under her. The house – a foreclosed Atlanta property that had been listed for sale on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Website – had been examined, prior to the visit, by HUD inspectors, who overlooked or ignored dangerous signs of rotten wood.


In the collapse, our client – who was considering purchasing the vacant house and had climbed the back steps to the deck to look in the windows – suffered a mangled foot and a compound, or open, fracture of the ankle. She underwent five surgeries to repair the damage, but was still left with a very restricted range of motion. Together with our Atlanta-based colleague, who served as lead counsel, we shaped and presented evidence and argument that convinced the jury that a multi-million dollar damage award was warranted.

Gerson & Schwartz PA is experienced in various types of car, slip and fall, and other severe injury claims. For more information on how we can help call contact one of our Miami Injury Lawyers at 305-371-6000 or by email info@gslawusa.com or visit our website at https://injuryattorneyfla.com

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