Whether a client is injured on a construction site or is suffering financially from a breached real estate development contract, we have the skills to litigate construction cases.
Injuries sustained because of defective construction can be complex to handle. This is because they may involve many legal areas, including product liability, negligent manufacturers, employers, property owners, and other third parties.
Our construction defects lawyers defect litigation attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson can investigate your personal injury claim to determine the cause of your injuries. We then give you your best legal options moving forward. Our law firm represents construction workers, contractors, tenants, and other individuals who sustained serious injuries due to faulty or defective construction. Find out how much you could be awarded when you contact us for a free consultation.
You may be the victim of defective construction if you sustained injuries because of unsafe:
Our law firm understands local, state, and federal regulations that govern construction safety and disputes. We also work to recover damages for individuals hurt or killed in construction accidents because of defective machinery, negligent supervisors, or inadequate building standards. Figuring out who is responsible for causing the construction to be defective will be essential to your case. This is the party that will be ordered to compensate you if you win in court or with the insurance company. An in-depth investigation into the details of your injuries will help your attorney to uncover the truth.
We fight aggressively for individual claims and in class action lawsuits and mass torts to obtain justice for our clients. This includes our work with victims affected by tainted Chinese drywall. In these cases, he secured multimillion-dollar settlements for hundreds of homeowners in addition to builders and installers hurt by the hazardous material.
We also pursue compensation for individuals injured because of construction defects in automotive and aviation components.
We are currently involved with litigation concerning a Miami garage collapse that killed four construction workers. These collapsing garage doors can cause serious injuries to both homeowners and children in residential areas. Additionally, they may harm individuals in such places as parking garages, schools, or construction sites.
Proper inspections and supervision during installation as well as a regard for user safety can often prevent injuries or deaths caused by garage door collapses. However, innocent workers can be gravely injured when their employers pressure them to cut corners to finish the job or to use unsafe products to maximize the employer’s profit.
If you hope to be awarded compensation for injuries you sustained caused by construction defects, you will need to be sure to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. For people seeking compensation in the state of Florida, you will have four years to get your claim filed.
With that being said, it is not uncommon for there to be questions surrounding when the statute of limitations begins and ends. For that reason, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced construction defect litigation lawyer in Florida to get the answers and clarity you were looking for. If you fail to get your lawsuit filed before the statute of limitations expires, you will no longer have the right to be awarded compensation in civil court.
There are several different ways that you could be awarded compensation for injuries you sustained due to construction defects. The first is by filing a claim with the insurance company. Generally speaking, the liable party will have insurance in place that protects them. You may be able to recover compensation for certain types of economic damages by pursuing an insurance claim. But this is not the only way that you can be awarded compensation.
In order to get maximum compensation for your suffering, you may need to be prepared to bring your case before a judge and jury. If you hope to be awarded full compensation for your non-economic damages as well as your economic damages, going to court may be the best option for you.
Additionally, if you are a construction worker who was injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about all of the benefits and compensation that you could be awarded if you successfully pursue your construction defect litigation case, contact our office today.
For more than four decades, the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson has fought to receive beneficial results for individuals impacted by defective construction as well as product liability, professional malpractice, serious injuries, or wrongful death. Our construction accident attorneys take pride in their work with clients and will do whatever it takes to bring the negligent parties to justice.
When you have suffered critical injuries due to construction defects and you need an experienced legal advocate by your side, reach out to a construction defect litigation lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson for help. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you call our office at 305-476-7400. Or fill out our convenient contact form and we will reach out to you to learn more about the details of your case.