What are Common Code Violations that Can Contribute to Fall Accidents?
There are various types of building code violations that can contribute to
slip and fall accidents, including:
Building codes often have specific requirements for flooring materials, surface conditions, and maintenance. Violations such as uneven or slippery surfaces, loose carpeting, or inadequate traction can increase the likelihood of slips and falls.
Staircase and Handrail Violations
Building codes typically dictate the dimensions, rise and run of stairs, handrail height, and other safety features.
Insufficient lighting in common areas, walkways, or staircases can make it difficult for individuals to see hazards and obstacles.
Failure to Address Water leakage
Building codes require prompt repairs of plumbing leaks or roof leaks to prevent the accumulation of water.
Poorly Maintained Sidewalks and Parking lots
Cracked pavement, potholes, or inadequate snow and ice removal can create hazardous conditions that can result in serious injuries.
Can I File an Insurance claim After a Fall accident?
Yes. However, you may find it challenging to deal with paperwork and aggressive claims adjusters, especially if you suffered severe injuries. These types of cases can be very complex for accident victims who are unfamiliar with local and state building code laws, personal injury law, and those who have never negotiated with an insurance company before. Because of this, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible.
A slip and fall lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys can guide you through the entire legal process, every step of the way, from filing the paperwork and investigating the accident, to negotiating with the insurance company or filing a lawsuit, if necessary. They will also work with experts to prove liability and accurately value your claim.
Contact Us Today!
It's important to speak with a slip and fall lawyer who specializes in building code violations to understand the specific legal options available. At MVP Accident Attorneys, our legal team has extensive experience handling slip and fall accidents that were caused by building code violations. With our skills, knowledge, and experience, you can feel confident that your claim is in the very best hands.
At MVP Accident Attorneys, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to accident victims in need of experienced, reliable, legal advice and guidance. If you decide to work with us, we will start investigating your case right away and help you recover the fair settlement you deserve. Contact our legal team today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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