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Areas of Practice


Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C.

San Francisco Office
220 Montgomery Street
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Oakland Office
1901 Harrison Street
Suite 1590
Oakland, CA 94612
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San Francisco Personal Injury


One minute everybody is enjoying the view or the party and then suddenly people are screaming and scrambling as the floor beneath them buckles. A collapsed deck can be more dangerous than an earthquake, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities.

The personal injury lawyers of Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C., can determine if you have grounds to sue the property owner or other parties for deck collapse injuries. We will vigorously pursue your compensation for the physical, financial and personal harm.

BV Law handles premises liability litigation in San Francisco, the surrounding Bay Area and throughout Northern California. Explore your legal remedies in a free consultation.

Injuries From Deck Collapse

We have handled cases of serious and catastrophic injury from decks that fell down with one or more people aboard. Head injuries, back injuries, broken bones and bad lacerations are common, or people are killed when they are crushed or trapped, resulting in an action for Wrongful death.

We work with clients, family members and professionals to understand the extent of injury and the degree of loss — permanent disability, lost wages and earning capacity, medical bills and future care, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. If necessary, we are prepared to take cases to a jury in pursuit of full and fair damages.

Why Did The Deck Break, And Who Is Responsible?

We are equipped to investigate deck, balcony, porch, stage or bleacher collapse occurring at apartment buildings, bars and restaurants, sporting venues, music concerts or private residences.

The natural inclination is to point the finger at whoever built the deck. However, the contractor is generally immune from liability once the deck has been inspected and the property owner takes over possession and use, unless there is evidence of the builder’s gross negligence or fraud, or unless there is a latent defect not obvious to inspection. Our knowledgeable trial lawyers explore all theories of liability and all sources of insurance coverage:

  • The owner of the apartment complex
  • The commercial property owner or homeowner
  • The manufacturer of defective materials
  • The deck contractor
  • Property management companies
  • Building supply vendors

We bring in structural engineers, construction experts, building code experts and other professionals who can determine the cause of the collapse, whether the deck was unsound or whether the owners violated safety considerations such as maximum weight (too many people).

“I Don’t Want To Sue Anyone”
If you were injured at a friend’s home, a company function or a favorite hangout, you may be reluctant to bring a claim. It is essentially a claim against the property owner’s insurance policy, not the person. And you may have no alternative if you are faced with major expenses or permanent injury.

The San Francisco deck collapse attorneys of BV Law invite you to schedule a free initial consultation. Contact us online or call 415.835.6777 to discuss your possible claims.

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