When you hire a company to design and build property, you expect that the finished result will be free of defects and design flaws that can impede your ability to use the building for the purposes for which it was designed.
If this doesn’t happen, it can leave you frustrated, concerned, and unsure of what you can do to resolve the situation to ensure your investment is protected.
Here’s what you should know about construction and design defects and how contractor negligence can be handled through litigation.
Construction Defects Defined
Construction defects are defects in the structure of a residential or commercial building due to errors that occurred during the building and development process.
For example, if a contractor installed a door incorrectly that prevents you from using part of the building or poses a hazard, this is considered a construction defect.
When Design Negligence Is the Root of the Problem
Design defects, or design negligence, are often included under the umbrella of construction defects. These are issues with the actual design of the building rather than the execution of its development.
For example, a designer may be held responsible for roof repair or replacement if its design prevented it from adequately protecting the building even when installed incorrectly.
Can You Benefit From Construction Litigation?
The American legal system provides remedies for purchasers that have suffered damages or losses as a result of a construction or design defect. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the designer, developer, or builder of your property for financial compensation.
If you are unable to reach an agreement with the designer or developer of your property to repair the defect(s) and compensate you for the losses you may have incurred as a result, litigation may be a viable option.
During real estate litigation, you will bring your claim forward for a judge to determine if the defect caused you to suffer damages and if so, how the defendant should make reparations for that.
Contact Feinstein Real Estate Litigation & Business Law Today
At Feinstein Real Estate Litigation & Business Law, we have the experience and skills to provide you with zealous and aggressive representation in the courtroom. We’re seasoned litigators and can help ensure your best interests are represented throughout the dispute process.
Contact us today to learn more about filing a construction defect or design negligence lawsuit or to schedule a consultation at 954-767-9662 (Fort Lauderdale), 561-981-6212 (Boca Raton), 305-728-5267 (Miami).