Building Code Violations and Property Owner Negligence
In Texas, property owners and builders must comply with numerous building and safety codes. If a building’s systems and components fail to comply with a state or local building code and a serious injury results, the injured person can claim compensation.
If you have suffered an injury, or a family member has died because of a dangerous condition or building code violation, call Ted B. Lyon & Associates at 866-503-4864. In a free consultation, an attorney can review your case and explain how we can help you.
Advocates For the Injured
At Ted B. Lyon & Associates, we vigorously represent people who have suffered harm as the result of building code violations, construction defects and other types of property owner negligence. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate each case, document negligence and identify all possible sources of compensation. When you hire us, we will work with determination to obtain the best possible settlement or jury award for you.
State And Local Building Codes Are Complex
The State of Texas has adopted regulations covering the structural components and mechanical systems of buildings. For example, there are separate codes covering boilers, electrical systems, fire safety, plumbing, structural components, gas systems and energy efficiency. Local municipalities are free to amend these regulations to suit the needs of their communities.
This means that investigating building code violation that results in a serious injury or death can be a very complex undertaking. To assist us in this effort, we retain the services of experts in construction materials, mechanical systems and other specialties who can provide key insights, and if necessary, testimony at trial.
Our Dallas building code violation attorneys also examine causation and insurance coverage issues to assign liability to the responsible party or parties. This could include the property owner, the construction company, sub-contractors and their respective insurance companies.