Construction defects and litigation

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French construction defects & construction litigation Law Attorneys and Solicitors
Whether it is a family home or business premises, real estate is one of the biggest investments most people and companies ever make. When construction defects result in the reduction of its value, or make it unfit for use, you are faced not only with the loss of your investment but with additional costs for repairs, demolition or reconstruction, and the cost of resolving the dispute.
French construction defect law gives you the right to demand that the builder, and in some cases the developer, subcontractors, materials suppliers or previous owners, to repair or remediate the defect and compensate you for your damages.
At Benjamin A. Kergueno, LL.M, we have seen many homeowners and business owners affected by construction defects. Sometimes builders or workmen cut corners to save money. Construction workers or installers may not have been properly trained. Other times, the materials used may have been damaged or defective.

We will hold contractors accountable
At Benjamin A. Kergueno, LL.M, we will review all aspects of a construction project that is in progress or completed. Contractors have a duty to live up to their agreements with you. When they fall short, delays occur and that only drives up your costs.
The sense of accomplishment with a completed construction project can soon become problematic when defects are found. Shortcuts taken or certain aspects of the project that were overlooked will result in your paying out more money to fix those defects. We will help you recover from those losses by bringing in engineering experts and appraisers to help build your case.
If your building has a construction defect, contact us for a consultation about your legal options. Let us use our experience in construction defect law and contractor liability to help you recover the lost value of your investment and other losses.
In our construction defect law practice, we handle cases involving a wide variety of building defects:

  • Design defects in building components
  • Water intrusion
  • Mold and mildew
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Faulty electrical wiring and plumbing systems
  • Defective, improperly designed, or miscalculated heating and air conditioning systems
  • Improper, damaged or defective building materials

We are trial lawyers who understand that an investigation is often necessary to determine whether a building is not up to code, has structural or safety issues, or contains a defect that might develop into a more serious issue.
We work with highly skilled industry professionals to investigate these claims. We work with appraisers and engineers to understand the extent of the defect and the associated damage and to determine the appropriate amount of compensation to seek.
Benjamin A. Kergueno, LL.M, has extensive experience in construction litigation and construction defect law. He knows how to build effective cases against single or multiple defendants. If Mr Kergueno and our legal team cannot obtain a positive settlement through negotiation or mediation, we are fully prepared to go to court on your behalf.

Contact us
Construction defects
are costly and inconvenient. Let us bring our knowledge of construction defect law and strategy to help you resolve the situation. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.




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