Do I Need a Construction Defects Attorney? By Guy Regev on August 24, 2020

A power saw being used at a construction site Construction is an important job that must be done properly to ensure buildings are safely inhabitable for years to come. When buildings aren't safe and cause injuries because of construction defects, a construction accident lawyer may be able to help recover compensation for damages.

Construction deficiencies can occur at any point in the building process, potentially causing extensive property damage and sometimes injury. If you're looking for a construction defects attorney in or around Brooklyn, NY, the attorneys of Zucker & Regev, P.C., are here to help. 

What Are Construction Defects?

Construction defects can happen at any point of the construction process, even in the design and planning stages. A construction defects attorney can help determine if structural damages or injuries caused by issues with a building are related to construction defects. 

One of the first steps to determining whether or not damages were caused by construction defects is to consider what type of defect occurred. Construction defects encompass a wide range of possible problems in the building process that results in injuries to a person or damage to property. These defects may occur in the design of a structure, the workmanship, materials used, inspection, or oversight of the construction process. 

Defects in Design 

Designing and planning a structure is an important part of the building process. When there are deficiencies during the design process, it can lead to structural problems or not building to code. 

Design defects may occur when errors or omissions are made in construction documents. For example, framing issues may arise with a structure if segments of the frame were missed or inaccurate. 

Defects in Workmanship

Workmanship must be of a certain standard when it comes to building homes, offices, and other structures. When construction workmanship is poor, it can lead to serious problems. 

Poor workmanship can cause damage immediately or may take years to be revealed. For example, improper installation of a weatherproofing system can lead to leaks and water damage. 

Defects in Materials

Another potential source of construction defects is poor quality building materials. Contractors may try to decrease their costs and increase profits by using inferior materials or a manufacturer may have distributed defective materials. 

Both circumstances can lead to problems with homes or other buildings, like rotting window frames, leaks, or mold growth. 

Why Hire a Construction Defect Attorney?

Often, defects during construction may not become evident until some time after a structure has been built. Because of this, it can be difficult to determine if damage was caused by a defect or normal wear.

In addition, there is a wide range of possible construction defects and it can be difficult to determine where they occurred. As a result, it can also be difficult for those affected by construction defects to get the maximum settlement for their insurance claim or lawsuit. 

Hiring a construction defects attorney can help those who have been injured or suffered damages from construction defects obtain a fair settlement. The construction defect attorneys at our Brooklyn fir are knowledgeable in construction defect cases and can help gather pertinent evidence to support your case. 

Contact the Attorneys of Zucker & Regev, P.C. 

If you live in or around Brooklyn and have been injured in an accident related to construction defects, you are encouraged to contact the attorneys of Zucker & Regev, P.C., to discuss the best course of action for your case. Please call our law firm at (718) 624-1211 or schedule a consultation with us online.

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If you are the victim of a personal injury or medical malpractice case, we want to help you. Schedule a consultation today by contacting us online or calling (718) 624-1211.

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