Managing property is no easy task. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with any given building. Managers need to be aware of various building safety codes and do everything within their power to hold their buildings to at least those minimum safety standards.
When a building is neglected it can fall into disarray. Health violations can arise from animal infestations that commonly result from building neglect. Roaches, rats, and mice often infest buildings that become neglected.
Further neglect can lead to the dilapidation of stairways, elevators, or escalators, making them a hazard to use. Leaky pipes also eventually become a problem. Pipes with leaks in them can sometime be a direct cause of slip and fall accidents. Unsafe conditions can lead to the building’s eventual collapse.
When a building falls into neglect and poses a danger to the people in and around it, any injuries that occur as a result are the responsibility of that building’s manager. If you are injured because of prevalent dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold him or her accountable for your medical costs with a premises liability lawsuit.