Dallas Construction Defect Lawyers Available
Excellent Dallas Construction Defect Lawyers ready to help you with your serious legal matter.
Our lawyers handle construction defect issues in Dallas and the surrounding areas.
Imagine your hard-earned money that you saved up for your dream home after so many years has been put into a home but you thought it was your forever home but now has so many problems
That is the normal scenario when we look at residential construction defects, many people come to us with issues that could be resolved with proper construction contractors, experts, engineers, and other experienced skilled construction workers. Not all homes are built perfectly but when a home has so many problems with it that it becomes a nightmare to live in then they have to look for people like our Dallas Construction Defect Lawyers who defend them and their hard-earned money.
We look at the following issues when looking at construction defect cases.
- Foundation Issues – cracking, warping, settling
- Windows and Doors Installation – warped, air coming in, not sealed, wrong doors and windows
- HVAC installation – condensation, tubing, mold
- Roof installation – improper shingles per city code, trusses, warped roofs, leaks
- Proper installation of defective products – mostly from third parties like a insulation manufacturer – plumbing, wiring, asbestos in products, expensive large products that break
- Cement, Asphalt, Decking – warping, improper installation
- Plumbing issues – complete rerouting of incorrect plumbing installation
- Drywall and Sheetrock – defective sheetrock and drywall, toxic
- Paint – toxic
- After market installations
TIME LIMITS TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN DALLAS
Under Texas law with regards to construction defects you must make it claim timely. That means that certain notices must be given under the UCC and common law statutes and a lawsuit must be filed within a certain time period.
Under the statute of repose you must make a claim within 10 years of substantial completion of the project. The easiest way to determine substantial completion is to look at the certificate of occupancy given by the local government entity.
If you are injured or have a DTPA claim because of an Dallas construction defect then you have 2 years from the date of the injury. One situation would be where a defect not known caused your injury like a faulty line installation to make a fire or explosion, or a line was punctured by a third party that was never seen which could be DTPA claim.
The statute of limitations allows four years from discovery of the defect. If you realized that there is an issue with the plumbing lines, for example, you need to let the courts and homebuilder know of the issue or you waive the issue and the time to file suit.
Contractors and builders would argue to use the 4 year SOL time, homeowners would rather use the 10 year SOR time. The arguments lay with the attorneys to make. One is a reasonable discovery time, the other is more for matters that only would have been found as time goes by.
These are only for residential projects ONLY.
WARRANTY ON YOUR DALLAS HOME
Often there is a warranty to cover any serious material defects in your home. Those issues are separate “warranty” or insurance company issues. We can also handle those.
We also review business contracts in Dallas dealing with construction and remodeling issues.
Let our experienced team look at your Dallas construction defect lawyer and contract issues and determine the right legal path for you.
We help small homebuilders and contractors understand lawsuits filed against them with regards to any of the above. You may also call us regarding those issues.
Our Dallas lawyers are ready and willing to listen to any Dallas residential and commercial construction defect issues you may have. Give us a call.
Call us today 361-490-2259