At Bostic Law Group, P.A., our Charleston construction litigation attorneys boast significant experience in cases involving everything from simple mechanics liens and single-family homes to multi-million-dollar developments concerning numerous parties. Whether you commissioned someone to build your new home only to later discover a crack in the foundation or need to mediate a conflict between a builder and a property owner, we have the skills and experience to settle your situation in a manner both efficient and beneficial.
Construction litigation is a complex field requiring experience and dedication to achieve the desired outcome. This is because such cases typically involve many parties and types of work completed by various contractors. Thus, when selecting a construction attorney in Charleston it is crucial to select someone who has an intricate knowledge of the construction industry and how to effectively put together the evidence and documentation necessary for a strong case. Our construction litigation attorneys have all that as well as an unwavering dedication to our clients.
Construction defects can lead to complicated litigation, especially because many of them are not noticeable until well after the completion of a project. Defects may also be difficult to trace. There may have been multiple subcontractors involved in a single job, potentially making multiple individuals or companies liable. One or more inferior materials can also cause a defect—finding which material was the cause in addition to who made the mistake when manufacturing it can take time.
Common construction defects include:
- Cracks in foundations, floors, walls, and roofs
- Defective lighting
- Defective plumbing or electrical systems
- Failure to follow engineering or architectural plans or specifications
- Failure to follow material manufacturer’s installation or application instructions
- Failure to meet applicable building codes
- Faulty drainage or improper landscaping
- Faulty engineering or architectural plans or specifications
- Inadequate grading or improper soil preparation or compaction
- Inadequate security
- Substandard building materials
- Water seepage or improper heating and ventilation (causing dry rot, termites, mold, and bacteria)
Monetary compensation generally includes cost of repairing or restoring the property, diminution in value (the difference in market value before and after the injury), and loss of use of the property during the period of damage and repair.
The topic of construction breeds disputes. Miscommunication between a builder and a property owner can lead to a bad relationship between the parties; faulty construction can lead to future mishaps which cause property damage or injuries that cause people to point fingers. The attorneys at Bostic Law Group, P.A. have represented both contractors and homeowners in numerous construction cases and are ready to help you in the event that a dispute cannot be easily resolved.
Our South Carolina civil litigation lawyers can represent owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers in a wide variety of construction related disputes in both state and federal courts. We may be able to satisfactorily resolve a dispute without the expense of litigation by taking it to arbitration or mediation.
To discuss your construction litigation or mediation issue, contact us to schedule your free consultation.