MIAMI, FL – Collapsed Structures – Last night the back deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill collapsed into Biscayne Bay injuring dozens of people. Although the Miami Heat had a successful night, these restaurant goers certainly did not. This is not the first time a deck has collapsed in the Bayside area.
Miami is known for its beautiful vistas and exceptional water views. Tourists and locals flock to restaurants like Shuckers Bar & Grill and expect a safe environment while enjoying the Miami scenery as they dine. Decks like those at Shuckers Bar & Grill do not ordinarily collapse in the absence of faulty construction or negligent maintenance. Our Miami Premises Liability lawyers know that a restaurant deck can be unreasonably dangerous as a result of negligence, including faulty construction or the failure to comply with building permits and occupancy limitations. The collapse of this deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill, which transformed an evening of fun into one of fear and loss, likely could and should have been prevented.