Texas imposes minimum standards for design, construction, and materials for buildings. It is important that construction companies, contractors, and building owners follow these codes because a failure to impose these codes may result in significant injuries. For example, building collapses and fires can result from disobeying building codes.
Some of the common building codes that must be followed include:
- Emergency escapes;
- ADA compliance;
- Electrical outlets;
- Exit signs;
- Smoke detectors;
- Accessibility; and
- Gas connections.
Building code enforcement is handled by a local building inspector who examines buildings under construction, reviews the design and architectural designs. However, oftentimes, building owners may attempt to skirt the law and improperly design or construct electrical, exits or gas connections which may result in injuries.
It is important to consult with an experienced attorney that has knowledge regarding building codes, standards, and inspections. We work with some of the best experts to prove the liability and damages in your case.
If you have been injured as a result of a building code violation, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Past medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Physical impairment;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity; and
- Pain and suffering.
Our law firm has extensive experience assisting clients who have been injured in construction accident cases. Please call our law firm for a free consultation.