What if I was injured due to defective construction?

broken_stairsDefective construction claims are premises liability cases involving injuries and losses that occur as a result of a property's unsafe design or construction.

Injuries in these types of cases may be caused by:

  • Fires
  • Falls
  • Structural defects
  • Dangerous designs
  • Defective mechanical or electrical systems
  • Building code violations on the property
  • Building materials with poor design or manufacturing defects

People injured because of construction defects may be eligible for financial recovery to compensate for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

However, liability in defective construction claims can be complex, as these cases often involve multiple defendants. Potentially liable parties may include:

  • Property owners. This entity should know of the risk, whether by observing the problem themselves, responding to complaints made by employees or visitors, or through routine building inspections.
  • Companies and contractors who completed the defective work. The various architects, engineers, and contractors involved in the building's construction may be liable if defects in their work lead to injury.
  • Designers and manufacturers of defective building materials or components. If an investigation determines a faulty building component caused the injuries in question, a victim may be able to file a lawsuit against the product's designer or manufacturer.

Were You Injured Due to Construction Defects?

After a defective construction premises liability accident, it's important to act quickly to protect your right to recovery. In Pennsylvania, defective construction accident victims have just two years to file their premises liability personal injury claim.

If you sustained serious injuries due to a property's construction defects, the knowledgeable premises liability attorneys with the Accident and Injury Law Group can help you understand both your legal rights and options. Don't wait—contact our firm today to schedule an appointment for your free initial case analysis.

 

Pellegrino Certa
Pittsburgh Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney