Building Code Violations
The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is a personal injury law firm whose attorneys represent people injured in slip and fall and other accidents, some of which involve building code violations. These events can cause significant pain and stress, both for the person injured and for their family. Our attorneys give clients the peace of mind to focus on their own recovery, knowing that we are fighting tirelessly to get them the compensation that they deserve. Our track record of success in personal injury cases speaks for itself. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers are dedicated to standing by clients at every step in the legal process.
Poor conditions and shoddy maintenance are often to blame for slip and fall accidents, particularly when they happen at a commercial establishment like a restaurant or retail store. These accidents also regularly occur at large residential properties like apartment buildings or in office spaces and other commercial buildings. The hazards that may be to blame for a particular slip and fall range from slick floors and icy sidewalks to broken handrails, cluttered aisles, and insufficient security protections. Often, these hazards may qualify as violations of state and local building codes. Evidence of building code violations often goes a long way in proving responsibility.Money Damages in Slip and Fall Cases
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on property owned by another person or entity, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. This may include a retail store operator that failed to warn shoppers about wet floors or an office building owner that did not keep the premises properly lit. The money damages typically available in these cases include compensation for medical bills and missed wages due to time away from work, as well as pain, suffering, and emotional distress.Proving Property Owner Liability
To prove liability, you need to show that the property owner failed to live up to what the courts call a “duty of care.” Owners owe a duty to others on the premises to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. They are also expected to warn people of any hazards of which the owner knows or should know through a reasonable inspection. An owner that does not live up to this duty is likely to be liable for any injuries caused as a result.
Building code violations are an important piece of the puzzle. They provide evidence of two things: 1) that the building is in a dangerous condition; and 2) that the owner knew that the building was in a dangerous condition or should have known through a reasonable inspection. Of course, the violation must be related to the hazard that caused the slip and fall. If the owner has a history of building code violations, moreover, you may be able to use that evidence to show that the owner has generally allowed the premises to fall into disrepair and has shown a disregard for safety concerns.Contact an Aggressive Injury Lawyer on Cape Cod to Discuss Your Slip and Fall Case
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been representing clients in slip and fall and other cases since 1994. We know how to use building code violations to establish liability and maximize damages in these cases. We also understand how to present a clear and compelling case to a judge or jury. Our record of success in personal injury cases includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements. Our Cape Cod attorneys are dedicated to helping clients get back on their feet after a devastating accident. We are happy to offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also willing to travel to you if you are unable to make it to us. We do not charge a fee in most cases unless we are successful for the client. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.