Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Brunswick County spans the distance between the Cape Fear River and the South Carolina border. It is the fourth-largest county in the state, in terms of area, and boasts a population of roughly 107,000.
Brunswick County has the largest percentage of population growth of any county in the state. Since 2010, U.S. Census Bureau data shows a 21.8% increase in the number of residents. From 2016 to 2017, the county added over 4,500 residents, a rise of approximately 3.6%.
With the rising population, there is likely to be increased construction, and with it, the potential for construction-related accidents. Some of the more common causes of construction accidents include:
In recent years, there have been significant injuries caused by collapsing decks. The majority of these incidents have occurred at vacation rental properties that were built more than a decade earlier. Years of exposure to high humidity, salt in the air, and failures in inspection and maintenance have contributed to these accidents. Owners of a property have a duty to keep conditions reasonably safe for those lawfully visiting. Failure to do so makes them liable for any injuries and losses resulting from these unsafe conditions.
Rhine Law Firm, P.C., has been an advocate for clients throughout the region for decades. We have the experience necessary to pursue proper compensation for victims in car accidents, slip-and-falls, construction accidents, cases of wrongful death, and more.
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