Structural Defects Can Lead To Serious Injuries

Ranging from rickety stairways to dilapidated elevators, dangerous structures can cause severe injuries if left unattended and neglected. If you are a college student living in a rented home or apartment, or work in an office with stairs or elevators in need of repair, you may have already suffered an injury that significantly disrupted your life.

We understand that you can't afford to miss out on work or class after an accident. If your injury was especially severe, your life may be put on hold as you recover. At our firm, we help victims hold negligent parties responsible to ensure that faulty or unattended structures don't claim other victims. To get an idea of how we've helped others throughout the region, take a moment to review our Verdicts and Settlements page.

If you were injured as a result of a structural defect, we can help. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation by dialing 608-406-2282 or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form. You pay nothing unless we recover.

As A Renter, You Are Entitled To A Safe Living Environment

In many cases, tenants are unaware of their rights after suffering an injury caused by defective structures in their apartments or another residence. In communities like La Crosse that have large student populations, landlords may think they can get away with neglecting their properties to cash in on their tenants. At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have represented numerous students and other individuals who have suffered injuries. We know firsthand the risks of letting negligence go unchecked.

Some common structural defects we commonly see include:

  • Broken, unsecured or loose handrails
  • Dilapidated stairways
  • Hazardous elevators or escalators
  • Burned-out lighting in areas that can be difficult to navigate in the dark
  • Unsafe awnings, eaves, elevated patios or overhanging structures
  • Unkempt sidewalks and driveways

Don't Hesitate To Hold Negligent Landlords Accountable

Many incidents of neglect or defective structures go unreported. Unfortunately, failing to hold negligent property owners accountable only increases the risks for future hazards. If you have been injured, you don't have to risk paying expensive medical bills, miss out on work and wages or feel pressured to keep quiet for fear of eviction. Our team of lawyers knows the law and the local landscape and will help protect you while pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf.