Charlottesville Construction Defect Attorneys
If you are a homeowner, building owner, association, or builder seeking representation in construction defect litigation, the Virginia construction law attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. can ease your mind and strongly and effectively advocate your position. Our attorneys possess a wide range of experience and a depth of knowledge in construction law and can advise you on the best strategy to protect and promote your best interests.
A “construction defect” is generally defined as shortcomings in the design or construction of a building or structure and/or a failure to design or construct it in accordance with the buyer’s reasonable expectations. The alleged defect often results in some damage to the structure and necessitates repairs or replacement to remedy the defective condition.
When you hire a construction company, construction firm, architect, or general contractor to perform work on your property – whether through a remodel, new construction, or renovation – you are entitled to have that work completed properly. Proper construction, adequate design, and standard workmanship can create a valuable asset for the property owner, neighborhood association, and developers or investors.
Unfortunately, you may have entered into a contract or agreement with a construction company or contractor to perform work on your property, and they are not fulfilling their end of the bargain. Whether you hired them for new construction, performing roof work, building an addition, home remodeling, driveway improvement, landscaping, or a deck addition, if their work does not comply with the acceptable standards of their trade, an experienced Virginia construction defect attorney may be your only chance of fixing the problem.
If, on the other hand, you are in the construction industry and have been served with a construction-related claim or lawsuit, you may find yourself in the midst of panic and confusion. The stakes are high. You have a short window of time to respond once you are served with a lawsuit. If you fail to timely and adequately respond, the plaintiff could be awarded a judgment regardless of your fault in the matter. A skilled construction lawyer can help you avoid this terrible scenario.
Following wise and prudent business practices will help those involved in the construction industry be prepared for any potential legal disputes. Parties will be greatly served by preserving important information, including contracts, change orders, correspondence, any insurance policies, any requests for information, any variation of blueprints prepared by the architect, copies of inspection cards, any notes you wrote about the job while journaling its progress, and any additional insured endorsements you obtained. This documentation will not only provide historical context for the project, it will also serve as evidence to define the scope of work including its progress, inspections, and any changes made over the course of the project.
The Charlottesville construction defect attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. understand that construction defects can greatly diminish the value of your business and cause significant financial loss. We have experience both pursuing and defending contractors and subcontractors in construction defect litigation. Contact the experienced Virginia construction defect attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. at 434-817-3100, and ask for John B. Simpson. Let us help you aggressively and effectively handle any construction defect claims.