Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Balcony collapses are extremely dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries and even death. Sadly, most of these tragic accidents can be avoided by adhering to building codes and inspecting buildings in a timely manner. Building inspections are designed to catch flaws in current designs and require updates to structures when they become a safety hazard.
The International Code Council (ICC) is responsible for publishing minimum safety requirements for buildings such as homes, schools, and workplace buildings. The ICC also publishes minimum safety requirements for structures like decks and balconies.Safety standards for balconies and… Read more