Property owners and builders must follow strict safety regulations and standards, including keeping to building codes and performing regular maintenance, to protect the safety of those inside and visiting the building. Unfortunately, some owners and builders may neglect essential safety measures to reduce expenses and save time, leading to severe accidents and injuries.

Owners and builders who fail to comply with established building codes and practices may face liability for damages, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering of people injured in accidents caused by their negligence.

If you have been injured due to a building code violation, take action now with our Michigan premises liability law firm at your side! We can pursue your claim for compensation against a negligent property owner or builder, helping ensure you secure a fair settlement for your injuries for these common building code violations:

1.    Inadequate Electrical Wiring

Building codes ensure safe electrical wiring by specifying proper installation methods, approved materials, and safety guidelines to prevent overloading, fires, and electric shocks. Despite these standards, some property owners and builders disregard them to cut costs or speed up construction.

This negligence can lead to dangerous situations such as electrical shocks, burns, or fires, resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. Nearly 51,000 home structure fires are caused by electrical problems, resulting in approximately 1,400 injuries and 500 deaths every year.

If you or a loved one are injured due to faulty electrical wiring, contact Fieger Law immediately! Our qualified lawyers are ready to fight for your right to compensation. Armed with inspection reports, expert testimonies, and an unwavering commitment to proving negligence, we can work to help you receive the financial support necessary for your damages.

2.    Poorly Maintained Handrails and Balcony Railings

Handrails and balcony railings are essential safety features, particularly in multi-story structures. However, failure to maintain these components can lead to dangerous accidents, such as falls from heights.

Violations of these building codes typically involve rusted or loose components, insufficient height, and inadequate anchoring. These hazards compromise the railings’ structural integrity and endanger occupants who may suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or head trauma due to falls.

Our attorneys are your relentless advocates if you’ve suffered injuries due to balcony or stairwell code violations. We can analyze inspection reports and photographs to construct a solid case and help ensure those responsible are brought to justice. Don’t settle for less—let us fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

3.    Substandard Building Materials

Using substandard building materials is a common violation that can result in injuries. Inferior materials compromise the structural integrity of a building, increasing the risk of collapse, fire, and other hazards. Examples of substandard building materials include:

  • Cheap or counterfeit construction supplies
  • Inadequate insulation
  • Non-compliant building products

These materials frequently fail to comply with safety regulations, posing risks to occupants. Injuries can range from minor abrasions and bruises to severe consequences such as crush injuries or asphyxiation.

Our team can get expert testimony from engineers and inspectors to demonstrate how these materials contributed to your injuries. Let us help you build a powerful case and secure the settlement you deserve.

4.    Insufficient Fire Safety Measures

To cut expenses, some property owners may skimp on essential fire safety precautions, ignoring the serious risks this poses to those living or working in the building. Building regulations typically require critical fire safety features, including smoke alarms in each room, fire extinguishers on every level, and clearly marked and unblocked emergency exits and sprinkler systems.

The lack of proper fire safety measures raises the risk of injury or death in a fire and increases the likelihood of panic and confusion during an evacuation. Our experienced attorneys are ready to thoroughly examine the building’s adherence to fire safety codes and fight for the compensation you deserve for any damages or injuries caused by this oversight.

5.    Neglected Property Upkeep

Neglected properties frequently feature hazards like unsafe swimming pools, uneven sidewalks, deteriorating carpets that pose a slip-and-fall risk, or inadequate lighting. These conditions can cause a range of accidents, including drowning and trips and falls, potentially leading to injuries or more severe outcomes.

We can review maintenance records and incident reports to uncover overlooked upkeep or repair issues. We can also check out any past complaints to show a pattern of ignoring problems. This allows us to build a solid case to prove negligence and help get you the compensation you need.

Get Help From Fieger Law

Injuries and financial losses shouldn’t be your burden if a violation or a lack of premises upkeep has harmed you or someone close to you. Turn to Fieger Law for professional advice to protect your rights and fight for a fair settlement.

We’re dedicated to supporting victims of negligence with understanding and strong representation, aiming for the best possible outcome. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let’s start working on getting you the support you need.