Some of the types of defective construction litigation which you may choose to bring could include:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty
- Misrepresentation of services to be completed, which may also cross the line into fraud
These are broad categories of reasons why you may bring a defective construction lawsuit. Such litigation may also be based on more specific wrongs perpetrated by a contractor, engineer, builder, or other professionals in the construction field. To learn how an Antioch defective construction lawyer may be able to assist your case, call our team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451 for a free consultation.
Defective Construction Can Put Your Life and Finances at Risk
Depending on the nature of the construction defect that has impacted you, then the form of negligence impacting your property may:
- Put those who step foot on the property in danger
- Make the property unusable, impacting the property’s merchantability
- Diminish the financial value of the property
If you are a property owner who has partially or fully paid for a project that has proven defective or incomplete, then you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Some of the possible reasons to bring a lawsuit include:
- Completed work is defective in some way—whether the defect is cosmetic, structural, or both
- The work completed is not reflective of the design with which you were initially presented and agreed to pay for
- The work completed does not represent the fulfillment of the project, despite you paying the agreed-upon cost of the work
- You are being asked to pay additional costs in order for the project to be completed, in violation of your agreement with the builder
- A property did not maintain its cosmetic or structural integrity throughout the life of any explicit or implied warranty, which may essentially mean that a property should be of sound quality and merchantability for a reasonable amount of time after completion
As somebody who paid to have a property built, expanded, or remodeled, then you may be generally protected by the letter of your contract—but that does not mean that the person you have a dispute with will honor that contract without legal pressure being applied.
Contrarily, you may be an architect, engineer, builder, or contractor who is facing unjustified allegations, refusal to pay, or other issues that may be solved through legal means.
Fighting False Defective Construction Allegations
Defective construction allegations (and other issues that may result in construction-related litigation) may be legitimate—but sometimes they are not. You may benefit from legal assistance if you are an engineer, architect, builder, or contractor who:
- Is in disagreement with a customer who refuses to pay some or all of an amount outlined in a contract. despite you completing the project
- Delivered quality, merchantable work yet are facing allegations of defective construction
- Is being blamed for damage or defects that are the fault of the customer, another contractor, or another party
Whether you are the victim of defective construction (or other construction-related failures) or you are being accused unjustly of wrongdoing, then you may want to retain the services of an Antioch defective construction lawyer.
Call our team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451 for a free consultation about pursuing the legal outcome that you desire.
For a free legal consultation with a defective construction lawyer serving Antioch, call 615-678-6278
What You Need to Know About the Law Involving Construction Defects
A lawyer will have a knowledge of construction-related laws in Tennessee. For example, they may be familiar with Tennessee Code § 28-3-202, which states that:
- Most construction-related litigation is subject to a four-year statute of limitations
- Such actions may include allegations of design flaws, construction flaws (and other flaws)—even those that result in an injury or death to a person
Whether you are alleging a construction defect or are being accused of liability for a construction defect, laws such as this could be highly relevant to your case, and a lawyer may know how to apply this and other relevant laws in your legal case.
Beyond familiarity with Tennessee statutes governing construction disputes, a lawyer may provide a variety of other services for you.
How a Lawyer May Serve You During a Construction Dispute
A lawyer may provide several different services, depending on the nature of your construction dispute. Some of the possible tasks that a lawyer may take on include:
- Analyzing all paperwork—including contracts and permits—that may be relevant to your construction dispute
- Consulting Tennessee’s construction-related laws to understand how the specifics of your case impact you, from a legal standpoint
- Representing you in settlement negotiations, mediation, or other legal processes that may allow you to avoid having to go to trial
- Arguing on your behalf during the trial stage, If your case does require a trial
- Aiming to achieve the legal resolution that you are hoping for
- Defending your rights throughout the legal process
Depending on the nature of your dispute and which side of the dispute you are on, then the outcome of your case may be:
- A court order or agreement that the responsible party rectify the defect in your property
- Financial compensation for value that you have lost because of the construction defect
- Financial compensation for any injuries or deaths that have occurred because of a construction defect
- Exoneration from any baseless allegations that you are liable for a construction defect
- The removal of injunctions or other barriers to the completion of your construction project
Your lawyer will work towards whatever outcome would be in your interest, whether you are alleging a construction defect or are the target of such allegations.
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Call Our Team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville Today
The Cochran Firm – Nashville embraces the legacy of Johnnie Cochran Jr. by being personally invested in the outcome of your legal dispute. If you are dealing with a construction dispute, then it may be hindering various aspects of your life. We want to assist you in pursuing a favorable outcome.
Call our team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451 for a free consultation. An Antioch defective construction lawyer may be able to help you pursue damages. We can also help you if you agreed to (and want to pursue) arbitration under Tennessee Code § 29-5-302.