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Washington, D.C. Building Code Violations Lawyer

Were you injured in an apartment, office, or another type of building due to unsafe conditions? If so, you may be the unfortunate victim of the result of a building code violation. If so, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a seasoned D.C. building code violations lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again. Read on and reach out to Simeone & Miller, LLP to learn more about what we can do for you.

Building Code Violations Lawyer | Here for the Wrongfully Injured

Hurt due to dangerous building conditions? If so, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Don’t hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable Washington, D.C. premises liability lawyer from our firm at once. We can assess the circumstances of your accident, determine whether you have a case, and, from there, help you explore your legal options going forward.

Common Examples of Building Code Violations

As you can imagine, an otherwise safe building can very quickly become unsafe. In many cases, building codes are in place to regulate what is determined “safe” and what is not. Some of the most common building code violations/safety hazards that we see are as follows:

  • Unsafe stairwells, such as defective/missing railings or loose steps
  • Defective elevators, caused by failure to have them routinely inspected
  • No smoke detectors in buildings or other fire hazards
  • No carbon monoxide detectors
  • Hazardous windows
  • Failing to test for asbestos, lead, or other dangerous materials
  • Unclean drinking water
  • Balusters spread too widely apart, posing a risk for small children
  • Lack of bathroom venting
  • Lack of ground-fault circuit interrupters
  • Dangerous wiring connections
  • Renovations made without the proper permits
  • Water/flooding hazards
  • Failure to have routine building inspections conducted

Who is Responsible for an Accident?

This depends, however, it will likely either be the landlord/property owner or a product designer/manufacturer. For example, if you were injured because a landlord either failed to have a building inspected, or had it inspected and failed to fix any safety hazards the building posed (especially if the hazard is a clear building code violation) you will likely sue the landlord or property owner for your injuries.

That said, if you were injured because of cheaply made or defective building materials, for example, you may actually have a claim against the company that designed or manufactured those materials. This would be known as a product liability claim. Our firm can assess the circumstances of your accident, determine the liable party, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Filing Your Claim On Time

In most cases, those injured due to hazards posed by building code violations will have three years from the date of their accident to sue for compensation in Washington, D.C. However, sometimes, the statute of limitations may be far shorter, so it’s best to simply reach out to a competent personal injury lawyer as soon after your accident as you can.

Contact a Building Code Violations Lawyer

Anyone who has been hurt due to the negligence of another shouldn’t proceed without competent legal representation in their corner. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Simeone & Miller, LLP is here to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.