On this week’s episode of the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance discusses apartment complex safety with his Beasley Allen Law Firm partner, Kendall Dunson. Gibson and Dunson begin the show by discussing a recent case handled by Dunson in Florida in which the jury awarded the plaintiff a large sum of money to help cover medical expenses after an accident that left him paralyzed. They mention the Firm’s use of “life care planners” to help calculate the amount of money needed to keep up with medical treatment for the rest of an injured person’s life. Often, victims of collapsing decks on unsafe apartment complexes are forced to deal with these same issues after sustaining injuries from falls.
Gibson and Dunson discuss the details of two cases handled by Beasley Allen, one in Birmingham, Ala., and the other in Montgomery. They encourage viewers who are tenants of apartment complexes to take certain steps to determine if their balconies are safe and buildings are up to code. They instruct tenants to bring issues to the attention of the owner and operator of their building if they see or feel anything potentially unstable. The attorneys remind the audience that owners and operators of buildings are required by law to perform inspections and ensure buildings remain up to code.