A construction defect is a condition in your home that reduces its value. This covers a number of potential problems, from exposed nails and peeling paint to cracked foundations and structural failure. The number of construction defect cases is on the increase as more homes are constructed to meet the demands for housing.
There are four general categories of construction defects:
Common lawsuits for construction defects include negligence, breach of contract, strict liability, and fraud. If the lawsuit goes to trial, the construction defect will be proven in court with the help of expert testimony. Damages awarded by courts in cases of construction defects include:
Construction defect cases can be complex. They can include several defendants, insurance companies, and may be limited by a statute of limitations. If you believe your home may have construction defects, contacting an attorney immediately can help you protect your investment.
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