Negligent Construction and Code Violations
Our Decatur personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you
Property owners and businesses must keep their premises safe, but contractors who worked on the building where an accident occurred have a similar responsibility. When they do not meet that responsibility and someone is hurt, they can be held accountable. A personal injury lawyer can help you fight for compensation in a premises liability case.
An injury involving negligent construction or code violations can occur at any type of property. You could be hurt in a mall, office building, hotel, parking garage, restaurant, bar, amusement park, or even the home that you rent. When these structures were built, contractors had a responsibility to ensure that they are safe for people to be in and that all laws were followed during construction.
Personal injury attorneys in Decatur who know how to get results
An accident can happen because of:
- Use of defective materials during construction
- Faulty wiring
- Poor lighting
- Faulty elevators or escalators
- Poorly constructed staircases
- Faulty locks resulting in a security issue
- Old or defective gas lines
- Defective fire alarms
- Failure to use non-skid surfaces on ramps or steps
- Failure to follow building codes
Accidents may involve slip and falls, falling objects, ceiling collapses, electrocution, or fires. The result can be a serious injury. You many need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and months of follow-up treatment. Recovery can take months or even longer. You may be left with a permanent disability.
Contractors who worked on the structure may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept any responsibility. Their lawyers will point to other plausible causes for the accident and may even try to blame you for what happened. Insurance companies may deny liability or try to limit any compensation you receive.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Attorneys Jennifer Kurle and Steven Justus know the obstacles and challenges that can prevent you from recovering the financial compensation you deserve. They focus on building strong cases that can’t be ignored.
Accessible, attentive, and aggressive personal injury attorneys
Our firm investigates your premises liability accident to get the facts. We seek access to records from the construction of the building and carefully review them. We examine medical records and accident reports. We identify and interview witnesses and, if needed, consult experts who can help us understand what happened.
We know how to identify negligent parties. These can include architects, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, and engineers. We push to hold them accountable and fight back against insurance company attempts to minimize your injuries.
Our lawyers demand compensation for all the injuries you have suffered. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses, any lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages, such as pain and suffering. Any resolution of your case must be one that meets your needs.
If you were hurt on another’s property in Decatur or anywhere in Georgia, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. We can review the details of your accident, answer your questions, and go over your legal options.