Common Questions

Construction Defects FAQ

Construction defects can cause serious harm when they aren’t properly investigated. This can be a complex area to understand, and people often feel helpless if they don’t have a deep relationship to the building in question or its owners. Construction cases can seem daunting, but after having handled countless ones, Colby is an expert. When you reach out to us, we’ll take care of everything from stage one, so you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal process for you.

Here are a few things you may want to know going into the process.

  • I’ve Discovered a Defect — What Should I Do?

Don’t delay. If you’ve discovered a construction defect in a building or house, the most important thing is to have it investigated by a professional. We always conduct a detailed initial analysis in order to identify issues and formulate a plan to move forward. Our team consists of attorneys and industry experts who have the skills needed to get you the recovery you deserve.

  • Is My Case Time Sensitive?

Yes. There is a statute of limitations that determines how long you can wait after an event before opening a case. For this reason, it’s very important to make sure that you contact an attorney as soon as possible, so that we can deal with your case within the allotted time frame.

  • Can I Sell My Home During the Lawsuit?

Usually, yes. This will usually be allowed in most states. However, most states have a requirement that you must disclose the litigation to any potential buyers, so they know that the house has had construction defects that were brought to court. If you are in the process of selling your house, you should still reach out to a lawyer.

  • What Kind of Damages Can I Recover?

It varies. Because construction cases can vary widely, the damages recovered can vary just as much. However, in general, you will be able to recover construction costs, loss of value, cost of temporary housing, lost wages, and of course, costs associated with any personal injuries that resulted from the construction defects.

Our team are experts when it comes to construction defect cases, so we’ll be able to find the proper way to litigate your case to get the maximum recovery that you deserve.