BREAKING: Deck collapses at Shuckers Restaurant during Miami Heat game


June 15, 2013

A deck behind the popular Shuckers sports bar on North Bay Village collapsed Thursday night, spilling scores of customers watching the Miami Heat vs. Spurs game into the bay waters. It’s unknown if there are any serious injuries. Police units have rushed to the scene. The accident occurred at around 9:45 p.m. The packed outdoor patio deck gave way as up to 100 people were cheering the Miami Heat in their run against the Spurs. Scores of customers fell into several feet of water in the bay in the collapse.

Perkins Law Offices has been involved in a case where there were multiple injuries when a similar deck collapsed at a residential property during a party. In these types of cases there may be several at fault parties including the owners of the property, the builders of the deck, the architect and management companies. Owners of a premises have a non-delegable duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition. This means that even if the deck was built 30 years ago, the owners of the deck may be held responsible for construction errors and defects.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a deck collapse or failure please call for a free consultation at 305-741-LAWS or email us