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Any time you enter a building or structure that you have a right to be in, you expect it to be safe. You know that there are thousands of building codes that go into building a structure that you can be sure nothing bad will happen. Unfortunately, there are hundreds, even thousands, of people who work on construction projects. Can you be sure that none of them made a mistake?

Do you know where to turn if you are injured due to a problem with construction or structural integrity that was caused by someone else? When you need a Renton construction defect attorney, Russell & Hill, PLLC is here for you.

How Did It Happen?

There are a few things that need to be figured out when a construction defect causes an injury. First, when did the defect occur?

  • During the design phase of the project
  • During the building phase of the project

It may seem like that is irrelevant, but it is not. Determining when the error was made goes a long way in determining who is ultimately responsible for the injury that occurred. If it happened during the design phase, we need to look at the architects and engineers. If it happened during the construction phase, we are looking at contractors and subcontractors.

It should be noted that construction defects can be hazardous not only to the eventual occupants of a building but also to the people who are tasked with building the structure in the first place.

We need to look at a few ways in which construction defects can cause harm, though this is not a complete list. Always seen legal advice about your particular case.

  • The entire structure of the building is compromised, meaning that there was a failure when securing a foundation, in the materials used, or codes were not followed. Structural integrity can affect all parts of a building.
  • The electrical system inside of the building is not up to code and poses electrocution and fire hazards.
  • The overall workmanship is poor quality. This can include issues with concrete work, wall construction, weatherization of a building and more.

These cases can be hard to prove in court because the defects often do not show up until years after construction of a building is completed. Because of this, there is often a need to have experts inspect the issue and testify in court. Also, in Washington, you are required to notify the party responsible for the problem to give them a chance to fix the issue.

You Can Get Help

If you or a loved one have been hurt due to a problem with the structural integrity of a building you were in, consider seeking legal assistance. Despite the safety regulations and codes that construction workers and companies are required to follow, there are times when they cut corners. That is when people get hurt.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our team is standing by to help you recover the compensation you need to get through this. We will investigate your case and make sure you are treated fairly. When you need a Renton construction defect attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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