Have you been injured as a result of poor building construction,? If so, you may be able to claim compensation from those responsible for that poor construction. Injuries can occur from many different situations involved in the building process, from the site being in an improper location to a poor design by the architects. Additionally, builders can use poor construction methods or materials which may result in serious injury.
Sometimes, the results of poor construction do not show up for years. Sometimes things such as mold, or contaminated soil can lead to disease and injury to the people who buy or live in the structures that were poorly created. Something seemingly as benign as a leaky window, which was improperly installed can result in bacteria growth, mold and bad odors. Inadequate ventilation can also result in these serious conditions which in some cases can even be deadly.
Mold only needs the right conditions in which to flourish. Water, oxygen and the correct temperature allow mold to grow. It can lie dormant for years, and when the conditions are right, it regrows. Asthma and allergies can be caused or exacerbated by exposure to mold.
Examples of some conditions that have successfully settled on behalf of injured victims include fires caused by faulty wiring, poor drainage which caused mold growth and bad odors, and contaminated soil with hazardous waste or pesticides which caused lung disease or giving off radon gas which may cause lung cancer. Additionally, other conditions for which claims have been filed include inadequate ventilation for the number of people using a commercial building and poor roof design and which allowed water leakage, in turn causing mold and algae growth. Improperly following industry building standards can be the cause of many of these avoidable conditions. You may need to consult with a personal injury attorney if you are living or working in a building which has
suffered from a lack of proper building standards.
A fall down a flight of stairs can result in serious injury and even death, and yet may have been avoidable as well. Improper construction practices make a difference here as well. Things such as a simple warning sign could help prevent an accident in cases where there are potentially dangerous conditions such as: Low headroom, broken step, steep stairs.
If you’ve been injured by faulty building design or construction, it would be in your interest to contact Jeff Dawson, an Orange County injury lawyer. There may be a statute of limitations involved in your case, so don’t delay in finding out if you can file a claim.