Construction Defect

Construction industry issues are notoriously complex and our team of attorneys has the experience necessary to navigate all of its aspects. From developers and builders to design professionals and product manufacturers, we represent a wide range of clients within the industry. That includes claims concerning single-family homes, entire subdivisions, multi-family residences, condominiums, commercial buildings, industrial site preparation and apartment complexes.

We use cost-effective and creative solutions to resolve these disputes, either directly or with experienced mediators or arbitrators. However, some of our best settlements often occur because our opponents know that when a mutually beneficial resolution cannot be found, we can and will try the case.

Because construction defect litigation routinely involves complex coverage issues, our construction defect lawyers are also some of our most seasoned insurance coverage experts. This experience allows us to advise our clients on numerous matters, including evaluating potential claims under general liability, professional liability and OCIP policies.

Finally, as part of our well-established catastrophic and personal injury practice, Hagwood & Tipton’s attorneys also represent construction clients concerning job site accidents. We also advise and represent our construction clients concerning safety issues, risk management, incident documentation and OSHA investigations.

Construction Defect Services

Our attorneys have experience representing subcontractors, general contractors, architects, engineers and insurers in all aspects of construction litigation, including:

-Contractual relationships between the various parties involved in a single project
-Indemnity agreements
-Insurance coverage
-OSHA compliance and workplace safety issues
-Loaned servant issues
-Water leakage and mold claims
-Soil settlement, erosion, run-off and drainage claims
-Payment and nonpayment issues
-Foundation and structural issues
-Plumbing and insulation issues
-Water intrusion claims
-Improper design