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Boerne — 1 Person Killed After Roof of Mobile Home Collapses on Los Indios Ranch Road

Posted on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 8:49 pm by Williams Hart   

Just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, one person was killed in a tragic accident that occurred in Boerne, Texas.

According to initial reports, a family was jacking up one side of the trailer in the 300 block of Los Indios Ranch Road when all of a sudden, the roof collapsed. Seven people were trapped inside, and one of them was pronounced dead. Another person was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

The family was remodeling the home and was replacing a beam when the roof came down.

The accident still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Building collapses are not that common in the United States, but when they do happen, they can be fatal. In a study conducted from 1989 to 2000, a total of 225 building failures occurred in the United States, and from this number, 97 people were killed while 460 were injured.

Moreover, this study shows that the most common type of building that is affected by a building failure is the low-rise kind, followed by multistory, tower, long-span, and plant-industrial, and construction and maintenance are two of the most common causes of failure. Other possible causes that are noted are the design, detailing, material-related problems, external, and others.

In this study, Texas is ranked as the 7th state with the most building failures.

Building collapses are undeniably devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in this kind of accident. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Hard Rock Hotel Construction Collapse

Posted on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 11:29 pm by Williams Hart   

Terrible news out of New Orleans today. Details are still coming out, but it looks like one person tragically lost his or her life and injured a dozen or more. The construction site is at the corner of Canal and Rampart Streets. Our hearts and prayers are with all the families and individuals that were affected by this tragedy. Unfortunately, there are two people still unaccounted for. However, first responders believe they know where these individuals are located, and they think they will find them according to current reports. At this time, the building is still unstable so the authorities have advised the public to avoid the area if possible. Your safety is the priority. We are very proud of the first responders in New Orleans as they are risking their lives to help the injured and missing. These people are absolute heroes.

It is our hope that as many people survive as humanely as possible. We are here to help in any way possible as many brave people from Louisiana helped us during the terrible hurricane. Please call us at (713) 352-7071.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Vacant Strip Club Collapses

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 3:02 am by Williams Hart   

On Monday, February 11, 2019, the roof of a vacant strip club collapsed in north Houston.

According to initial reports, Sam Salas and his employees were working at the nearby Jack in the Box when the building of Playhouse Houston, located on Crosstimbers Street and Fulton Street, collapsed. This caused debris to fall, and Juan Lopez’s father’s SUV was hit by some when he was driving by. He was able to swerve away from the other falling debris.

Luckily, the building was vacant when this happened, so there have been no injuries that were reported.

The cause of the collapse is still unknown, and an investigation is still underway for this accident.

It is great news to hear that no one was injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are other victims who are not as lucky. Building collapses are not that common in the United States, but when they do happen, they can be fatal. In a study conducted from 1989 to 2000, a total of 225 building failures occurred in the United States, and from this number, 97 people were killed while 460 were injured. Moreover, this study shows that the most common type of building that is affected by a building failure is the low-rise kind, followed by multistory, tower, long-span, and plant-industrial, and construction and maintenance are two of the most common causes of failure. Other possible causes that are noted are the design, detailing, material-related problems, external, and others.

In this study, Texas is ranked as the 7th state with the most building failures.

Building collapses are undeniably devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in this kind of accident. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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