A defect in a construction project can lead to disaster. When building owners and operators rely on builders, engineers, and architects, they expect high-quality work.
A failure to provide reliable construction services can cause significant property damage. In some instances, construction defects lead to catastrophic injuries for victims.
Fortunately, those harmed by construction defects have options. With the help of a construction defect lawyer, victims can pursue the financial compensation that they are rightfully entitled to.
If you have been injured or experienced property damage, you might wonder where to find construction defect attorneys. Below, we will discuss some of the most important tips for securing legal representation.
When you or someone you know has a viable construction defect claim, reach out to the knowledgeable attorneys at America’s largest injury firm. The team at Morgan & Morgan has been successfully representing clients for more than three decades.
Because of this, our clients know that they can trust us to fight for their interests. To schedule your free legal consultation with a Morgan & Morgan attorney, fill out the contact form on our website today.
We will fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation in your construction defect case.
Understanding Construction Defect Cases
Both public and private construction projects can result in defect claims. When a project involves building materials and architectural designs, questions of liability may arise.
This is especially true if a defect results in property damage or injuries to occupants of a building. When one party’s substandard construction work causes harm, the liable party can be held legally accountable.
The compassionate attorneys at Morgan & Morgan believe that all victims of construction defects deserve justice. Our legal team has the skills and experience needed to effectively represent victims in these cases.
Many construction defect cases rely on warranties for products and services. In general, there are two categories of construction warranties. These are known as “express” and “implied” warranties.
Understanding Express Warranties
An express warranty is a formally written promise or guarantee. When someone provides a service or sells goods, they may include an express warranty as part of the contract of sale.
Understanding Implied Warranties
Implied warranties are not written down or expressly stated. Instead, they serve as an informal promise or guarantee that a product or service will meet a reasonable quality.
Even though implied warranties are not formal, they still matter. These implicit promises mean that sellers and service providers stand behind their business.
An implied warranty may be breached with regard to construction materials, for example. Construction materials may be inadequate in terms of either “merchantability” or proper function.
A guarantee of merchantability involves the question of whether a product works as well as it should. On the other hand, a warranty of proper function involves the question of whether the product will serve its intended role.
A breach of an implied warranty regarding merchantability or proper function can be grounds for a construction defect lawsuit. If you have been harmed because of a breach of an implied warranty, it is important to know where to find construction defect attorneys.
The legal specialists at the firm of Morgan & Morgan have decades of experience handling these complex cases. Our attorneys will review the facts of your construction-related case and help you to determine the best path forward.
You should not bear the costs of a construction-related accident or injury alone. Let our legal professionals hold the at-fault parties responsible for the harm that they caused.