Premises Liability/Code Violations
Injuries from Construction Defects and Hazards
A building owner is required to follow state and local building standards for construction and remodeling, and to repair any problems that leave the property out of code compliance. Angotti & Straface handles premises liability claims arising from injuries caused by an owner cutting corners or failing to address reported dangers.
If you suffered a slip and fall or other serious harm because of a code violation or negligent design and construction, contact our Morgantown office for a free initial consultation. We handle premises liability cases throughout West Virginia.
Construction Defects and Disrepair
We take owners of stores, malls and apartment buildings to task for hazardous conditions relating to the safety of the building and grounds:
- Improperly constructed stairs and railings
- Chipped or broken steps
- Broken sidewalks and holes in pavement
- Uneven pavement heights (tripping hazard)
- ADA violations (steep wheelchair ramps, drop-offs)
- Defective doors that slam on fingers
- Falling roofs or ceiling debris
- Lacerations from sharp edges
- Inadequate lighting in stairwells
Negligent Security — You may also have a premises liability claim if a building owner failed to protect you from intruders. We can represent victims of rape, assault or robbery that was enabled by broken locks, doors or windows; malfunctioning security entrances; or failure to provide guards, patrols, cameras, gates, fences, adequate lighting or other safety measures in high-crime areas.
If you suffered a falling accident or other personal injury, we investigate promptly to document the condition. We follow up with witnesses to the injury, neighbors or customers who reported the danger to management, and records of similar injury claims by other patrons or residents. We may consult accident reconstruction specialists or building engineers who can assess whether conditions constituted a building code violation.
Let our effective and compassionate attorneys evaluate your possible premises liability claim. Call 304-564-6029 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation and home or hospital visits for the seriously injured.