Common Issues That Lead to Litigation During a Construction Project
Unfortunately, construction issues pop up and lead to litigation often. Even though Some issues are more common than others, it is important to always be on the look out for things that can cause a conflict and lawsuit.
Defects in construction projects leave customers unsatisfied and legal issues. These defects usually happen after completion, but can be noticed right away or even years later.
Reasons for defects include improper planning, use of improper materials, malfunctioned machines, and even worker error.
A lawsuit can claim defects such as damages to repairs, loss of value, and even court fees.
Water leaks are also common issues during a construction project. Damage to the walls and floors can be caused by leaky windows or improperly sealed roofs. Over time, these leaks can lead to the development of mold leading to health problems and structural damage.
Electrical complications can lead to code violations and safety issues.
These issues occur when wiring gets too hot when used, the installation of faulty circuit breakers, power outages, and failure of appliances to work.
Electrical defects are usually caused due to poor planning and poor workmanship.
Structural damage from cracked foundations or walls will lead to costly repairs. The main causes of structural damage are from poor site selection and poor preparation. This will only cause issues down the road if not addressed.
An Attorney Can help
Not sure what to do when faced with a lawsuit? The legal team at MC Attorneys is experienced in the area of Arizona construction law and can provide you the legal representation you need.
From the start of your construction project to the end and dealing with any issues that will lead to litigation, an attorney can help you move forward.