Though injuries related to building code violations can be associated with construction related defects, defective construction injuries warrant a separate category of their own. Injuries caused by defective construction are related to some kind of hazard that was created during the time of the construction. Architects, engineers and building inspectors can all be held liable; although it is usually the general contractor who is at fault for injuries related to this kind of defect.
Types of construction defects can be grouped into four main categories:
- Soil Conditions
Depending on the severity of the construction defect, the type of injury can take on many different forms. For example, an injury from a deck collapsing from improper design could cause much different consequences than from an improperly installed hand railing. Other dangerous construction defects with potential to cause injury include uneven flooring or steps. Occasionally a car accident might be partially the fault of unsafe road design such as inadequate lighting, improper or obscured traffic signage, missing median barriers, improper warnings in construction zones.
If you are not sure whether your injury qualifies as a defective construction injury, it could instead be considered a building code violation or a slip and fall case - both of which The Anderson Law Firm has valuable information on. Like any other personal injury case, the injured party must be able to prove that the party who performed construction is at fault for the injury. For a free consultation on your case, please contact the Anderson Law Firm toll free at 800-354-6275 or else call us locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000.
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