Building Code Violations

Building Code Violations

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Building Code Violations

Building code violations often occur when a property owner or manager is trying to save money by cutting corners. The builders can also violate building codes during construction. When buildings aren’t up to code standards, accidents can happen. Injuries from building code violations can also be severe and, in some cases, catastrophic. 

If you suffer injuries in a building that’s not up to code, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. Contact Morgan & Morgan today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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  • Common Types of Building Code Violations

    There are several types of building code violations, but some are more common than others. These can include the following.

    Defects in the Structure of the Building

    Structural defects are deficiencies in a building’s physical design or construction that make it unsafe. This can be anything from faulty foundations to unstable walls or ceilings. Property owners must regularly inspect their buildings for any signs of structural damage and take steps to repair any issues before they lead to injury. If the property owner neglects their responsibility, they could be held liable for any injuries caused due to structural defects.

    Broken/Missing Handrails on Stairs

    Staircases without proper handrails can cause falls and other serious injuries. Property owners must ensure that their staircases have functional handrails at all times. Otherwise, they may face liability if someone gets injured because of it. Additionally, broken or missing handrails pose an additional risk as people may try to grab onto them, leading to falling down the stairs and sustaining an injury as a result.

    Uneven Steps

    Uneven steps can also cause slips, trips, and falls, which can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, or even death in extreme cases. Property owners must ensure that all steps on staircases comply with building codes so that accidents do not occur due to uneven steps or other hazards that could have been avoided by following safety regulations.

    Defective Wiring

    Defective wiring is another common issue that can lead to fires and electrical shocks. Property owners must ensure that all wiring within their premises complies with safety regulations to avoid potential accidents due to faulty wiring systems. If a fire does break out due to defective wiring, then the property owner may be liable for any resulting damages or injuries caused by it.

    Defective Balconies/Railings

    Balconies need regular maintenance to prevent potential accidents caused by railings becoming loose or defective over time. These defects could result in someone falling off the balcony or sustaining an injury while trying not to fall off it. Property owners should inspect balconies regularly to avoid any potential liability from occurring if someone gets injured because of negligent maintenance practices.

  • Why Choose Morgan & Morgan as Your Accident Attorney

    Morgan & Morgan is the nation’s largest personal injury law firm, and we have a proven track record of success. We have over ten years of experience and have recovered over $20 billion in damages for our clients. If building code violations are responsible for your injuries, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation with one of our specialists.

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