COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Here's How You Can Protect Your Business
Phone

Defect Disputes

Prevalence of Unsubstantiated Claims

Sometimes, one party will start a lawsuit against another party and not have any evidence to support their claim, so a judge will dismiss the case.

read more

When Are Civil Engineers Liable for Defects?

When working on a government infrastructure project, contractors will work with civil engineers to complete the design phase. This is an important partnership, and there must be a level of trust between the builder and the engineer. However, there are instances where an error made by a civil engineer can result in defects, and, when […]

read more

Who is Liable for Construction Defects?

The successful completion of construction projects is the goal for every construction company. Although most projects are finished without issue, some projects experience complications with construction defects. They pose a serious problem for construction companies as it can open them up to liabilities and other types of penalties. On top of that, the project cannot […]

read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Defect Claims and How to Avoid Them

One of the most disheartening things a general contractor can ever experience is learning that they are being held liable for a construction defect on a project they successfully completed years ago. It’s easy to feel as if all of your hard work, long hours, and extensive planning could go right down the drain in […]

read more

Everything You Need to Know About Soil Defects

If you’ve worked in the construction industry for any period of time, you know that construction defects are not confined to buildings and structures. In fact, some of the most significant construction defect claims are related to soil movement, subsidence, and expansion damages. A number of factors can contribute to these kinds of foundation defects, […]

read more

Coverage Triggers for Construction Defect Claims

Even if you have done your best work, you still may be accused of construction defects. These defects can be costly and may be patent (noticeable immediately) or latent (discovered later). If you are responsible for a construction defect, you may need to consult your insurance company to discuss possible coverage to repair the defect. […]

read more

What Should You Do If Accused of Negligence-Related Construction Defects

Even the most seasoned construction professionals may finish a project and stand accused of a construction defect. These defects can occur from a variety of causes, but one of the most common accusations is that of negligence resulting in a defect.  If you are facing a construction defect, contact a Fort Lauderdale construction defect lawyer, […]

read more

Everything You Need to Know About Patent Defects

Construction defects are unfortunately very common and often lead to disputes over whether or not the deficiency is actually a construction defect, whether the construction defect is a design, material, or workmanship defect, and who should be held responsible for the defect. When most defects are discovered long after the completion of the project, it’s […]

read more

5 Tips for Avoiding Construction Defect Litigation

The last thing you need to be facing in the midst of a global pandemic is the lengthy and often expensive process of construction defect litigation. Whether the dispute or the defect itself is the fault of the contractor or owner, it’s likely to severely damage your reputation. To help you avoid this type of […]

read more

Design Defects Versus Workmanship Defects

A construction defect is a flaw in a building that poses a potential threat to anyone in or around the site. Construction defects are relatively uncommon, but they happen often enough to bring problems for construction companies and building owners. Dealing with a construction defect can involve legal processes, especially if that defect is not […]

read more