Hazardous Building Accidents in Washington
When building owners are less than diligent in the upkeep of their property, conditions often deteriorate, and the buildings become hazardous and a threat to the safety of the public. Hazardous buildings include both occupied and vacant buildings. Buildings are hazardous if they have structural defects, exposed wires, broken stairs, missing handrails, damaged flooring, torn carpeting, malfunctioning elevators or escalators, falling objects, accumulations of debris, missing fire alarms or extinguishers, and many other unsafe conditions.
Accidents from hazards in buildings often cause serious injuries
When there are dangerous conditions in a building and the owner fails to remedy them, if someone is injured because of one or more of those conditions, that person may have a claim against the building owner to be compensated for their losses. Injuries from hazardous conditions in buildings are sometimes serious, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, herniated discs, scarring and disfigurement, diminished quality of life, and even wrongful death.
Premises liability cases require expert legal representation
Premises liability cases sometimes overlap with other areas of law, for example product liability or construction liability. With sometimes complicated issues of liability, a person who is injured in a hazardous building accident will need to engage the services of a premises liability attorney who has the resources to quickly initiate an investigation into the cause of the accident and gather documentation to prove the victim’s damages. In addition to proving your current costs and losses from the accident, your attorney will also present projections of expenses and limitations in your activities that are likely to continue into the future.
If you or a family member suffered an injury due to a hazardous condition in a building caused by the owner’s negligence, you need an experienced premises liability lawyer on your side. Insurance companies routinely oppose most of these claims, and top notch legal representation will greatly improve your odds of getting a fair recovery.
Washington building accident attorneys fight for the individual
In Seattle, Washington, Wattel and York have the premises experience you need to help you recover money for your hazardous building injury. We are dedicated to justice for the individual and are not afraid to challenge the insurance giants. We never back down, and our seasoned litigators never hesitate to take the case to a jury if necessary. Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. It costs you nothing to hire us, and you pay no legal fees unless we win money for you.