When I hired my contractor to build a huge deck on the back of my house, I spent a lot of time looking into his references and talked with a few of his previous customers. Since the deck was going to be several feet off of the ground, I wanted to know that the contractor that I hired had the skills and knowledge necessary to construct a safe deck. About six months after the deck was finished, I had a group of 8 friends over for dinner. The deck collapsed, and all of my friends were taken by ambulance to the hospital. That was when we started working with a personal injury lawyer to make that contractor pay. Find out what goes into this type of lawsuit on my blog.