Building Code Violations
Accidents in commercial buildings or homes may occur frequently, but when they stem from a building defect or a failure to maintain proper safety standards, they can result in serious injury or even death. Knowing how to navigate through the process of obtaining compensation through legal channels can be difficult if done alone.
Georgia Code Title 8. Buildings and Housing § 8-2-6 outlines building and maintenance codes in the State of Georgia. Although those codes are created at the State level, they are enforced at the local level. The local counties and municipalities hire inspectors and code enforcers to uphold the laws. They also provide for the ability to apply for permits, have hearings, and appeal decisions.
If a person is injured on a property where the owner violated a state law for construction, maintenance, and safety, they are entitled to bring a compensation case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can quickly research the laws, identify the code that has been broken, and get their clients fair and deserved compensation for their injuries.
Building code cases can be tricky. For example, if a tenant of an apartment complex is electrocuted when dropping a running blow dryer into a bathtub. Is the injury the fault of the tenant for not using due care? Is the injury the fault of the electrician who wired the facility and didn’t install State required ground fault protectors (GFI)? Is the injury the fault of the landlord who should be inspecting properties and making sure GFI’s are still in working order and not defective? Or, is it possible that more than one of those indicated above are at fault? It is actually possible for more than one party to be at fault, and that is why expert counsel is always advised.
At the office of The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, we work with individuals who have been injured in accidents resulting from building code violations. If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney, contact us today for an immediate case evaluation. (770) 408-6364Construction Defects and Building Code Violations
- Our lawyers work with clients who have been injured in commercial property or residential spaces where accidents stemming from construction defects have occurred. Matters such as deck or balcony collapses, building code violations or failure to inspect for defects all can have serious consequences: broken bones, falls, and even wrongful death.
- In building a case for our clients, we meet with building inspectors and engage engineering experts to help show design flaws, faulty workmanship and other factors that compromise the safety of a building.
- Some accidents occur when proper upkeep and maintenance is not an ongoing priority. Structures age, and without regular inspection and maintenance, injury can occur. Our firm looks at a building's maintenance history and other critical factors in building a case for an injured client.
If you are living under the financial pressure and physical pain brought about by a personal injury, we invite you to contact The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens, today. Call (770) 408-6364 for a free initial consultation.