Balcony Collapse – Will it be ruled a construction error?

As a contractor you never know what your client may do with the construction jobs you complete for them. It makes since that if 7 people could fit on to a balcony, then it would be resonable to believe that the balcony should support the weight.

But when it doesn’t – then what? Got Insurance?

Balcony Collapse - construction flaws need general liability insurance

7 Injured in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland
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If a accident like the above results in litigation, best believe they will go back to the building code, design and – yes – every general contractor and sub-contractor who touched the job site – to locate the deepest pockets of possible liability.

Just another reason every contractor needs general liability insurance coverage, which would pay for legal expenses and settlements if found liable.