Resolving Construction Defect Disputes

A reputable team of construction litigation lawyers helps you resolve construction defects or obtain compensation

Whether caused by defective materials, poor workmanship or other reasons, construction defects can result in unserviceable buildings that can cause enormous economic losses. Additionally, construction defects can create hazards for anyone who uses the unsound building or structure. At Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation, our attorneys support our clients in holding general and trade contractors and others liable for defects caused when their construction quality falls below the normal industry standards.

Types of construction defects

Construction defects often occur because contractors take short cuts to save time and reduce cost. Sloppy work can result in building collapses, or exposure to hazardous substances, explosions and fires. If you have encountered a construction defect in a property you purchased or are developing, you may be unsure of where to turn. Depending on the type of defect, remedying the problem could be costly. We at Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation handle all aspects of construction litigation law with the utmost skill and experience. Our attorneys regularly help Pleasanton clients with the following types of construction defects:

  • Defective materials
  • Poor workmanship
  • Structural defects
  • Over-stressed metal
  • Faulty wiring, plumbing and ventilation
  • Poor foundation construction

There are many kinds of construction defects. Various individuals, including subcontractors, engineers, architects and suppliers, may be involved in a lawsuit.

Breach of fiduciary duty in construction law

When you sign agreements with general contractors, you expect them to perform the work in accordance with the contract and specifications for workmanship and quality of materials. In the absence of specified standards, the work should conform to acceptable industry standards. You also expect that when you pay for materials and services, your money will be used solely for the construction of your project. When a contractor or subcontractor seeks to circumvent the contract you may, with the help of a litigation lawyer, be able to file a claim alleging a breach of fiduciary duty.

Seek experienced counsel from a highly regarded legal team

Everyone at Garcia & Gurney A Law Corporation is here to assist you with your construction defect case in and around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.