Property owners and management companies have a duty to maintain the property in a manner that is safe for tenants, invited guests, visitors, passers-by and others on the property. If a tenant, visitor, employee or other person is injured because of a hazardous condition, compensation may be pursued.
For example, if the building had a defective roof and the owner knew about it but did not repair it, the owner would be liable for damages that resulted from the roof, such as a falling tile. If you sustained a building injury, contact our West Virginia hazardous building accidents attorney Law Firm Tiano O’Dell, PLLC for a complimentary consultation to discuss your case.
Types of Hazardous Building Conditions
Hazardous building conditions may include:
- Poor lighting, leading to slips and falls, attacks, dangerous conditions
- Freely roaming animals – a dog bite, animal attack; illegal exotic animal
- Torn carpeting
- Accumulation of debris
- Nails protruding from walls or floors
- Falling objects
- Kitchen appliances unsafe, such as leaky gas stove
- Unsafe laundry room appliances
- Unsafe water heater, air conditioning unit, thermostat
- Loose rails
- Slippery surfaces
- Explosions due to chemicals, construction workers, gasoline mix or any reason
- Fire caused by faulty electrical wiring or other reason
- Vehicle accidents – vehicles driving in pedestrian areas; vehicles not allowed on premises
- Dangerous or unsafe objects on the ground, including broken bottles, rusted objects, syringes, sharp objects
- Presence of asbestos
- Dangerous, faulty electrical systems not in compliance with current safety standards
- Walls, floors, ceilings not built to code
- Other reasons
If you were injured because of a hazardous building condition, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. You may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income as well as other expenses. If you were a visitor, shopper, patron or passer-by, the premises owner has a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe manner.
Complimentary Case Evaluation with a Charleston, West Virginia Hazardous Building Accidents Attorney
Tiano O’Dell, PLLC represents clients who have been injured in hazardous building accidents. It is advisable to discuss your case with qualified, experienced, and aggressive West Virginia personal injury attorneys. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC has a successful track record and has helped thousands of clients during the past twenty years. Firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell were named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
They have also been designated as West Virginia Super Lawyers for their client service and professionalism. If they take your case, there will be no legal fees unless they obtain a satisfactory settlement or court award. To schedule your free case review, contact Tiano O’Dell, PLLC at (304) 720-6700.