Imagine sinking your life savings into a new home, only to find that shoddy workmanship has lead to frightening and expensive damage that could take years to resolve.
Construction and building projects are among the biggest investments an individual, family or business will make, and when things go wrong, it is time-consuming and frustrating. Sometimes, faulty construction is obvious, but other times it is hidden from view, its negative impacts emerging later. For example, family members might become sick from hidden mold, or a homeowner might discover serious rot and water damage resulting from shoddy carpentry or the lack of flashing. These are difficult issues for the average citizen to navigate since laws favor builders and contractors. Moreover, builders and contractors are backed by powerful lobbyists and trade organizations.
If you are encountering a construction dispute, it is important to reach out to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. DeJean Law Office understands these issues intimately. Andy DeJean took on contractors, subcontractors and insurance companies when his own new home was riddled with shoddy workmanship that led to serious rot, mold and water damage.
We know how to wear down contractors, subcontractors and insurance companies to get to the truth and to fight for damages for our clients. We know how to pinpoint liability and to work through the Louisiana Home Warranty Act. We have the experience to build an effective case against builders and contractors who have placed their customers at risk in the home or workplace. In these situations, it is important to act quickly since there can be time limits on filing.
Common issues that emerge in faulty construction cases are:
- Water leaks
- Siding deficiencies
- Faulty wiring
- Structural failure or collapse
- Foundation cracks
- Defective plumbing
- Drainage problems
- Use of inadequate materials
- HVAC issues
- Improperly installed flashing or lack of flashing
- Code violations