Chicago Structural Collapse Injuries & Accidents Attorneys
When Construction Weakens a Building’s Structural Integrity
When buildings are under construction, it is usually so they can be improved in some way. Updates might make them safer, more accessible or more modern. However, one thing is certain. Regardless of the reason for the updates, when buildings are under construction, they are usually less safe. When repairs and modifications are being made, it is important to alert individuals who may use the building about the potential dangers.
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While structures rarely collapse on their own, when they are under construction, the normal traffic through a building can become dangerous because of the work in progress. If you were injured in a building that was under construction, it is important to work with Chicago structural collapse injuries and accidents lawyers who can help you understand your rights and the most effective way to collect the compensation you deserve. At Grazian & Volpe, each of our attorneys has on average more than 20 years of trial experience, and we have a good understanding of the elements that can lead to structural collapse.
Code and Building Violations
Because construction is an inherently dangerous industry, there are numerous safety regulations in place to protect both the workers and the individuals who may use the building. Whenever there are injuries that resulted from work in progress or structural collapse, the first thing we do is look at the code violations. We check to see whether the building has been inspected regularly and whether there have been any recorded violations. In addition to analyzing the existing city inspection reports, we also conduct our own inspection of the building. We familiarize ourselves with the building and document any safety violations.
Contact Experienced Premises Liability Attorneys
Because of our experience working with building and construction injury cases, we are very familiar with the building codes throughout Chicagoland. When buildings fail to meet the expected standard, we are aware of that, and we can help make sure you receive the appropriate compensation. Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting us online or calling 773.838.8100 to schedule your free initial consultation.