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Negligent Building Maintenance
Businesses have a legal obligation to provide customers and other people who come on the property with a safe environment. The floors must be free of hazards, products properly stored and shelved, lighting proper for the area, and sidewalks properly maintained. Not only are customers to be protected, but the employees of other businesses who go onto another businesses property should have a safe workplace.
If you find yourself injured while on someone else’s property as a result of negligent building maintenance, you have the right to financial recompense. You are entitled to receive financial compensation to help pay for your medical treatments, time lost from work, future lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on someone else’s property as a result of negligent building maintenance and you wish to speak with an attorney about your options, contact us today. We have been successful in achieving notable results for our prior clients in handling negligent building maintenance cases.
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Some of the ways that you can be injured when a building is not properly maintained are as follows:
- Slip and Falls – if floors are not kept clear of slippery substances or hazardous areas are not clearly marked or blocked off, one may slip and fall, perhaps suffering broken bones as a result.
- Elevator Accidents – if the building’s elevator is not maintained on a regular schedule and kept in good working condition by the elevator company, severe injuries may result, perhaps even death.
- Stairs – if stairs are not kept free of debris and in good repair, someone could fall or slip and suffer devastating consequences. Handrails to the stairs should also be in good condition and not loose or wobbly.
In addition, here are some of the things that building managers or owners should do to keep their building as safe and hazard-free as possible:
- Keep building floors clean and dry at all times to prevent slips and falls. If something is spilled, be sure to wipe it up immediately. If floors are damp from being mopped, be sure to utilize “Caution – Wet Floor” signs in that area.
- Ensure that the lighting throughout the building is adequate, and that all rooms and areas have lighting available. Install additional lighting if necessary if there are any sections or corners of the building that are not well lit.
- Make sure that electrical cords or cords of any type do not pose a tripping hazard by crossing hallway floors or other walkways throughout the grounds of the building. If there is no other way you can run the cord, consider having a new outlet installed, but in the meantime be sure to secure the cord to the floor and cover it with cord covering strips.
- Report any defective tiles, boards, or loose carpet right away in order to prevent anyone from tripping or falling.
- Pick up any fallen debris or objects right away. Even a pen or pencil, if left on the floor, could cause a serious injury if one were to step on it and lose their footing.
- Check the stairwells periodically to ensure that they are in good condition and free of debris.
There are many complicated legal issues to be considered when a person is injured on the property of another. If you have been injured due to a fall, trip, being struck, fire, electrical shock, or other cause related to negligent building maintenance, please contact us online or call us at the Bennett Law Group so we can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive. You can reach us at 404.541.9330. We look forward to talking with you about your case.