Part of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed on Saturday morning, according to various news outlets. The hotel construction collapse killed at least two people and caused multiple serious injuries.
As of Monday morning, rescue teams were continuing to search for at least one missing person who was believed to be trapped inside the wreckage. What remains of the building may be unstable, risking an additional collapse, officials said.
Roughly thirty people were injured in the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans collapse, reported WWL-TV Channel 4. The contractor working on the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Citadel Builders LLC, brought in engineers to try to clear debris without causing further injuries or collapses.
As of publishing time, neither public officials nor Citadel Builders had commented on a possible cause of the hotel collapse.
The lawyers at Smiley Law Firm, LLC are keeping the victims of this hotel construction collapse in our thoughts. This horrific event happened not only in our beloved New Orleans community but right down the street from our office.
We want our community members who have been affected by this tragedy to know that we’re here for them. In the aftermath of a serious New Orleans construction accident, it can be hard to know what steps to take next—especially if you’re dealing with serious construction accident injuries. We can help.
In cases like this, victims are often eligible for more than workers compensation. You or your injured family member may be owed personal injury compensation for this construction accident. But getting that compensation may require you to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Our experienced New Orleans construction accident attorneys are here to help. We’ll guide you and your family through this difficult time as you seek personal injury compensation for what you’ve been through.
To get legal help after a serious construction accident like this, all you have to do is contact our experienced New Orleans personal injury law firm. To schedule a free consultation with a construction injury lawyer at Smiley Law Firm, LLC, give us a call at 504-894-9653 or fill out our online contact form.