Contractors and subcontractors are required to follow certain regulations when building structures for public and private use. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in defective structures which can cause injuries to unsuspecting victims. Have you been injured by an improperly built structure? Call us now for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Here are some commonly asked questions pertaining to construction defects:
Q: I recently fell after a railing gave way at a business I was visiting. Who is responsible for the defective railing?
A: This is a situation that needs to be investigated as soon as possible. If the railing was improperly installed and/or designed, the original contractor may be responsible for the defective railing. The structure may have also not been properly maintained by the business owner, which would potentially make the business responsible. This is a time-sensitive issue, as claims against a contractor who built a structure must be brought within a specific window of time after the structure was built or else the victim is barred from bring a claim against the contractor. It is important to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after being injured by a defective structure to ensure your rights are protected and that your claims are timely preserved.
Q: I was injured by a defective step at my apartment complex. Can I make a claim even though I live at the apartment complex?
A: Even if you are injured on the grounds of your apartment complex and are familiar with the structure that caused your injury, you may still be able to make a claim against the contractor or builder of the defective structure and/or the premises owner for failure to maintain the structure.
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