Building and fire codes exist for a reason. They are designed to minimize the risk of fires and protect the safety of building occupants if a fire does break out. Building codes also mitigate other hazards for residents and guests.
Not all buildings and homes are fully compliant with applicable codes. This responsibility ultimately falls on the property owner’s shoulders. Following a serious fire or accident, code compliance — or lack thereof — may come to light through careful investigation. From a legal standpoint, the owner’s negligence in overlooking building and fire code compliance can be a factor contributing to serious injuries or fatalities.
At The Brewer Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona, we represent injury victims across the country and around the globe. Our personal injury attorneys bring more than 40 years of combined experience — including significant trial experience — to every case. Our firm’s passion for helping injury victims is evident in the multimillion-dollar results we have obtained for clients nationwide.
We have handled numerous premises liability cases involving code compliance issues, including both public and private buildings such as:
If you suffered burn injuries or other serious injuries on another’s property, you may be entitled to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Our attorneys can personally investigate the circumstances of your case, harnessing the knowledge of trusted experts to determine whether negligent code compliance contributed to the fire or accident.
Lapses in code compliance typically concern elements such as:
Lack of proper building permits and poorly maintained stairs, decks, railings or other structural elements can also expose visitors to harm. Our lawyers have the experience, knowledge and dedication to identify building and fire code negligence issues and leverage them to help maximize your financial recovery.
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