Construction Defect in NYC

A construction job defect in NYC can cause serious injuries. They can occur in residential as well as commercial buildings and can involve homeowners, bystanders, and workers on construction sites. Parties who are injured due to a construction defect in New York face serious, long-term financial and physical damages for which they may seek to recover significant compensation to cover their expenses.

Construction defects can cause the following:

  • Building collapses
  • Parking garage robberies
  • Sexual assaults
  • Automobile accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Physical disorders
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Toxic substance exposure
  • Wounds
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Loss of hearing and eyesight
  • Burns

An experienced NY construction lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP, knows how to fight aggressively for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries from a construction job defect in New York.

Typical claims for construction defects in NYC

Some common claims for a construction defect in New York include the following:

  • Gaseous emissions
  • Structural integrity of concrete
  • Unstable foundations
  • Subsiding soil
  • Mechanical problems
  • Electrical problems
  • Water intrusion
  • Toxic mold
  • Thermal and moisture protection problems
  • Doors, windows, and glass problems
  • Finishes
  • Defective roofs or windows
  • Crawl space ventilation
  • Toxins in soil
  • Stucco, siding, and envelope problems
  • Site selection and planning
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Negligent construction
  • Defective building materials

Taking a New York construction defect to court

There are generally four categories for a NY construction defect:

  • Design deficiencies
  • Construction deficiencies
  • Material deficiencies
  • Subsurface deficiencies

Our New York City personal injury lawyers can examine your situation and assess the best way to bring forward your construction defect case. Often this type of case revolves around a contract between the developer of the site and the owner. Parties such as contractors and subcontractors, architects, suppliers, and engineers who were involved in building the structure may be involved and named in the suit depending on the circumstances. Theories such as negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, strict liability, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation can be examined and may be alleged as causation.

An attorney skilled in construction defect litigation in NYC can help

Our NY construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are ready to assist you with all aspects of construction defect litigation in NYC. Contact us today at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about our services and your legal rights and options.

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