Bridge Failures

Every day, thousands of car, bus, truck and motorcycle drivers travel across bridges throughout New York State. When some or all of a bridge fails or collapses, commuters can be injured.

Bridge failures and bridge collapses can be due to:

  • poor design;
  • negligent construction;
  • improper materials;
  • lack of maintenance;
  • lack of inspection;
  • wear and tear;
  • weather;
  • flooding; and
  • old age.

A study performed in 2003 by the American Society of Civil Engineers revealed that as many as 27% if bridges in the United States were “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete.”

The lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have considerable experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict cases involving severe personal injuries, including bridge failures. Contact us now to discuss your case or concerns.