When Building Code Violations Lead to Injury - Your Rights as an El Paso Resident
Employers, property owners, construction workers, and other site owners and supervisors in El Paso are legally required to adhere to citywide and national building safety codes. Such codes are implemented to keep El Paso citizens safe, and your rights as an injury victim entitle you to financial compensation if you have been injured due to lax building codes and owner negligence.
If you or someone close to you has suffered injuries because of an El Paso building code violation, working alongside experienced local attorneys will set you on the path towards winning the settlement you are owed. The El Paso personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have defended Texas injury victims for over three decades, and we will do everything in our power to fight for the justice that you deserve.The Most Common Building and Safety Code Violations in El Paso
The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) works to set standards regarding workplace and building safety, and have identified the 10 most common injury causes. While these often apply to work standards, many of them similarly cause injuries outside of work settings in cases where building safety is not maintained. Some of these building code violations in El Paso include:
- Poorly maintained walkways and stairways, resulting in slip and fall accidents.
- Areas undergoing construction, where signage and walkways are not made clear.
- Blockages resulting in electrical dangers or fire hazards.
Of El Paso’s over 650,000 residents, nearly 40% rent their households according to the Census American Community Survey. This means that nearly 40% of households in El Paso have landlords or other property owners that are responsible for ensuring that residences meet El Paso safety codes.
To best serve victims of building code violations in El Paso, our lawyers offer free case reviews to such victims. This ensures that your access to legal expertise does not inhibit your ability to pay bills such as medical costs, rent, and other necessities while we pursue your financial compensation.We Advocate for Personal Injury Victims
Fighting for legal recourse for code violations in El Paso may seem daunting, but working alongside the trusted attorneys at Carabin Shaw provides you with access to legal experts with decades of practical experience. Furthermore, here are steps you can take to start your case out as strongly as possible:1. Seek Medical Attention Immediately
The most important step to take when fighting for your legal compensation for code violation injuries is to make sure that you focus on your own recovery. If you were seriously injured due to a property owner’s negligence, then a record of the injuries you suffered and the costs associated with them provides strong evidence as our lawyers help you to build your case.
Immediately seeking medical support also proves that, after you sustained your injuries, you did your utmost to prevent further harm.2. Report the Incident
The city of El Paso has resources available for citizens to report building and safety code violations. The EP 311 Program is a non-emergency service that allows El Paso residents to report problems or ask questions regarding over 20 city departments.3. Hire Legal Representation
An experienced lawyer will guarantee that you have access to all of the resources you need throughout your case, and our team has earned those resources through over three decades of legal successes.
Furthermore, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so that cost is never a barrier between you and your compensation.Top Build Code Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
You deserve to work with the best personal injury attorneys that you can find, and Carabin Shaw reviews prove why we are those attorneys.
To schedule your free case review, or ask questions about the services we provide, call our English and Spanish-speaking staff at the toll-free number 800-862-1260, where we are available to take your call 24/7.
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