Property owners have a great deal of responsibility when it comes to making sure their property is safe. Premises liability is about much more than protecting residents and visitors from slipping and falling; owners must also be sure the structure itself is not a threat to anyone's health.
This often involves handling asbestos. Many buildings across North Carolina were constructed with materials containing asbestos, and these materials can be the cause of serious harm if that asbestos is breathed in by anyone. Property owners must ensure that they comply with state and federal laws when it comes to having asbestos removed.