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Chicago Porch Accident Attorneys

Under the fire code, every dwelling is required to have at least two ways out in the event of an emergency. For many of Chicago’s row houses and apartment buildings, the second way out is via a back porch. Over time these porches can fall into disrepair, creating an increased risk of falls due to broken railings, floors or supports.

It is the responsibility of the property owners and superintendents to ensure that the porches are kept in a safe condition. When porches are not properly maintained, the resulting accidents can end in serious injury or death. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a broken porch or railing, you should seek the advice of an experienced Chicago premises liability lawyer right away.

These types of cases can be extremely complex and should be attended to by an experienced Chicago porch accident lawyer. Contact The Horwitz Law Group to discuss your case. We will take the time to fully understand the circumstances surrounding the incident and give you our best recommendation about how to proceed.

According to the Chicago Building Code, the requirements for porches include:

  • A sound floor, free of holes, cracks or grooves large enough to present a hazard
  • No rotting, loose or deteriorating supports
  • Rails of at least 3 1/2 feet in height if the porch is more than two risers high

With Every Client We Serve, We Conduct a Full Investigation of your Chicago Porch Accident to Determine if Any Code Violations Contributed to the Accident.

We have access to a network of experts who can help us determine the cause of the break and who should be held responsible. We will build the strongest possible case on your behalf and seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with a lawyer, please contact The Horwitz Law Group.


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