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New York Building Defect Attorneys

building defectConstruction of any type of building is not always an easy project to undertake. When you hire contractors and design professionals to complete the project on your property, you expect them to provide you with services that are free from serious defects that could result in a structural failure or any type of damage to your property. Unfortunately, this is not always reality.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our New York building defect attorneys help clients throughout New York and New Jersey hold contractors, architects, design professionals, and other parties accountable for defects in the design and construction of their new structures. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you make sure your legal rights are properly protected and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.

What Is a Construction Defect?

A construction defect is a defect in workmanship or design, or a defect resulting from a landslide or settlement issue after the building is constructed. These defects may lower the value of a home, condominium, or general dwelling. Construction defects are one of the most common causes of disputes and litigation in the construction industry. Differing viewpoints and interests of the parties involved lays the foundation for disagreement when it comes to identifying construction defects.

The different parties who may be held liable in a construction defect case include:

  • Design professionals, such as architects and engineers
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Subcontractors under the umbrella of the design professional and contractor

Construction defect claims often involve multiple parties and the more complex the project, the more difficult it can be in determining which of those parties can be held accountable for the damage to your building and the resulting injuries that you may have suffered. In some cases the damage may be caused by just one party, while in other cases the building damage may have been caused by a combination of several parties.

Our defective construction legal team has broad experience in various types of building damage and defective construction claims. We will invest the time, resource and dedication in researching the specific facts of your case to determine each and every party who can be held responsible for the building defects in your structure. We will take every step possible to protect your legal rights.

Common Building Defects

There are a variety of different building defects depending on the specific facts of your case. Common building defects include:

  • Faulty wiring
  • Ineffective insulation
  • Defective plumbing
  • Poor drainage
  • Underground water
  • Inadequate land grading

Most new homes have limited warranties, some only lasting 12 months, after which time the home owner is expected to pay for fixing the defects, even when it’s due to no fault of their own. If you notice any of the following key symptoms, it may indicate the presence of a building defect:

  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken concrete
  • Uneven floors
  • Water intrusion
  • Soil subsidence

Fortunately, laws exist which give homeowners and homeowner associations certain rights, even if they are out of warranty. If you are concerned about a building defect that has either caused an injury or your builder has informed you that you are responsible for its repair, the New York building defect attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help you.

How We Can Help You

If you believe that you have a building defect, which has resulted in an injury, or the builder is holding you responsible for the repairs, our experienced and knowledgeable legal team can help you in a variety of ways, including:

  • Negotiating with your insurance company to obtain money to help pay for the problems
  • Hiring professionals and expert witnesses to identify all construction defects in your residence
  • Guiding you through the process of filing a complaint with either the state or the courts
  • Arguing your case in front of a jury if a favorable settlement cannot be reached
  • Representing you in a personal injury lawsuit against your builder

We will thoroughly investing the specific facts of your case. We will work closely with you to clearly understand your objectives and ensure that we aggressively protect your legal rights for a fair compensation.

Aggressive Representation in New York Negligent Security Accident Claims

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in successfully pursuing construction defect claims on behalf of residents in both New York and New Jersey. Our attorneys understand construction and the role that different parties play, which allows us to develop strategies to determine who caused, or may have caused, the problem and how we can help you hold them liable. We have the knowledge and financial resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you deserve.

Although we settle many of our cases out of court, we prepare for them as if a full trial is necessary. No matter what your building defect claim involves, our legal team will aggressively represent your rights and interests throughout its entirety.

Call Us Today

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an injury due to a building defect in New York or New Jersey or are trying to obtain help from your builder to pay for the repairs, you need a knowledgeable and experienced New York building defect attorneys on your side.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involved people just like you for years. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation Form.


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