Construction defects can have profound implications, ranging from financial losses to safety hazards. Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, developer, or other party affected by construction defects, Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian is here to provide you with skilled legal representation and guidance to navigate complex construction defect claims. To arrange a free consultation, call (949) 831-6611 or send us a message online today.
Why Choose Our Construction Defect Lawyer?
- We prioritize open communication and client-centered service.
- Our lawyers have decades of combined experience and have successfully handled construction defect cases across a wide range of projects.
- We possess extensive knowledge of construction and development laws, building codes, and industry standards, allowing us to provide top-tier legal representation.
- Our firm has obtained class action settlements totaling over $22 million in copper piping construction defect cases.
- Our firm has also represented numerous developers who have been sued for construction defects.
What are Construction Defects?
Construction defects encompass various flaws or deficiencies that occur during the design, planning, or construction phases of a project. These defects can range from structural problems and faulty materials to code violations and inadequate workmanship. Construction defects can lead to significant financial losses, safety hazards, and disputes between parties involved.
Common Types of Construction Defect Claims
Construction defect claims can be divided into four main categories:
These defects stem from errors in the project’s design phase and may include issues related to architectural plans, engineering calculations, or specifications. Examples include inadequate structural support or improper roof design.
These defects result from subpar workmanship or the use of poor-quality materials during the construction process. Examples include faulty electrical wiring, plumbing leaks, or improper installation of windows and doors.
Defects arising from the use of defective or substandard materials, such as faulty HVAC systems, subpar insulation, or low-quality flooring materials.
Failure to Disclose Defects
When sellers or developers fail to disclose known defects to buyers, they may be held liable for any resulting damages.
Resolving Construction Defect Claims
Resolving construction defect claims can be a complex and time-consuming process. Here are a few potential avenues for resolution:
Negotiation and Settlement
The parties involved may attempt to resolve the dispute through negotiation to reach a mutually acceptable settlement. This approach can help avoid the costs and uncertainties associated with litigation.
Mediation involves bringing in a neutral third party to facilitate discussions between the parties. The mediator helps identify common ground and encourages the development of a mutually agreeable resolution.
Arbitration is a more formal alternative to mediation, where a neutral arbitrator reviews the evidence and makes a binding decision. It is typically less formal and faster than traditional litigation.
When all other avenues fail, the parties may resort to litigation, taking the matter to court. Litigation provides a formal and structured process that allows parties to make their cases and present evidence. A neutral third party, such as a judge or jury, will decide the case.
Speak to a Construction Defect Lawyer Today
At Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, we are dedicated to helping our clients resolve construction defect issues quickly and cost-effectively. Contact us to discuss your legal needs and determine how we can help you. We offer free consultations, call (949) 831-6611 or message us online today.