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Construction Defects Litigation

Tort reformers loudly decry the effects that construction defects litigation has had on California's housing industry and economy. They claim that plaintiff's lawyers are killing the construction industry, that the defects plaintiffs complain of are often nothing more than superficial "blemishes," and that the general sense of entitlement to "perfection" which seems to abound is nothing more than a childish demand unworthy of validation by the courts.

To be fair, a certain percentage of construction defect lawsuits are (to use a word that tort reformists are especially fond of) "frivolous."

To be honest, many others are anything but.

What is Construction Defect Lawsuit?

Construction defect lawsuits happen when there is a problem with a construction project that results in damage to the property or injuries to people. defects can occur in both new construction and remodeling projects, and they can be the result of poor design, poor quality materials, or shoddy workmanship.

If you have been injured or your property has been damaged as a result of a construction defect, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages. These lawsuits can be complex, so it's important to speak with an experienced construction defect attorney to see if you have a case.

Construction Defects Litigation with Ringler Law Corporation

Ringler Law Corporation is a Los Angeles-based law firm with extensive experience in real estate fraud and construction defect litigation. Ringler Law Corporation has successfully handled multi-million dollar cases in this area. They have unique litigation skills and insights developed from years litigating these matters. This experience allows the firm's attorneys to prosecute claims of real estate fraud and construction defects with great expertise.

Our practice is statewide and includes actions brought on the basis of breach of contract, breach of warranty and various other theories of legal liability. We also represent clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries because of housing or construction defects. We are true trial attorneys in the sense that we try these cases whenever it is in our clients' best interest to go to court. To that end, each client is represented by a highly skilled legal team led by proven litigators with experience.

In construction defect claims, Ringler Law Corporation has been able to obtain optimal results for our clients by identifying potential issues of fraud and thereby considerably raising the stakes. Such litigation strategies were used in recovering $5.5 million on behalf of 19 individual homeowners in a construction defect lawsuit against a builder who was sued under theories of fraud and for non-disclosure of the construction deficiencies.

In construction defect claims, Ringler Law Corporation has been able to obtain optimal results for our clients by identifying potential issues of fraud and thereby considerably raising the stakes. Such litigation strategies were used in recovering $5.5 million on behalf of 19 individual homeowners in a construction defect lawsuit against a builder who was sued under theories of fraud and for non-disclosure of the construction deficiencies.

We exclusively represent plaintiffs in construction defects litigation and only take cases on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay no attorneys' fees unless we achieve success on their behalf.

To discuss your legal matter further, call us directly at 805-719-4903 or contact us online.

FAQ

What constitutes a construction defect?

Construction defects are usually defined as any physical or design flaw in a new construction that causes the property to be unsafe or uninhabitable. These defects can occur in both residential and commercial properties, and they can range from small cosmetic imperfections to major structural problems.

How is a construction defect proved in court?

One way to prove a construction defect is to show that the defect is not in compliance with the construction plans and specifications. If the construction defect deviates from the plans and specs, this can be used as evidence that the defect is indeed a problem. Another way to prove a construction defect is to show that the defect violates local building codes.

Who is responsible for construction defects?

The answer depends on the individual case. If the problem is with the design of the building, then the architect or designer may be held liable. If the problem is with the construction of the building, then the builder may be held liable. And if the problem is with the land, then the owner of the land may be held liable.

Can I sell my home during a pending lawsuit?

Unfortunately, if you are currently embroiled in a lawsuit, you will not be able to sell your home until the case has been resolved. This is because, during a pending lawsuit, your home is considered an asset of the court and cannot be sold without the court's permission.

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