South Carolina Construction Defect Lawyers

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The construction defect attorneys at Clawson and Staubes are well-versed in the handling all types of construction defect litigation. Our lawyers have an established track record of success in representing engineers, architects, general contractors, and specialty subcontractors in state and federal courts across South Carolina and North Carolina. We have successfully litigated claims of negligent construction, defective workmanship and professional negligence by blending architectural, engineering, construction and legal concepts. We also regularly provide commercial general liability coverage interpretation.

Construction Defect Litigation

Construction defects in residential and commercial structures include a wide variety of deficiencies, including structural integrity, mechanical, electrical, water intrusion, thermal and moisture protection, doors, windows, and finishes. These deficiencies can originate from failures with the design, materials, or deficiencies within the construction process itself. Our primary goal is to resolve these cases in the most efficient manner, be it through alternative dispute resolution or informal negotiation. However, our attorneys are trial ready and have a track record of successfully litigating construction defect cases.

Our construction defect attorneys routinely review plans, specifications, building codes, product manuals, and industry standards to determine whether the problems alleged are a result of product failures, design deficiencies, or true construction defect. In so doing, we are able to provide meaningful guidance to our clients with the assistance of industry professionals on potential exposure and resolution.

Professional Negligence

Architects, engineers, and other design professionals are oftentimes exposed to liability on projects on which they provide design services or have construction administration or draw request review duties and responsibilities. In these cases, the design professional is compared with like professionals in the industry to determine whether he or she has acted reasonably in the performance of his or her duties. Our attorneys have successfully defended and litigated design professional cases on the State and Federal level for over 30 years.

Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage

With the rise in the number of construction defect cases, an emerging area of the law involves the interpretation of commercial general liability policies and the coverage they provide. The CGL policy and its endorsements are complex documents. Our attorneys provide analysis in the form of coverage opinions and litigate on behalf of carriers in declaratory judgment actions in both State and Federal Court. As construction defect litigation continues to grow, more and more insurance companies seek to limit or eliminate their overall exposure and benefit from competent representation to properly advise them as to potential problem areas. Our attorneys are experienced in coverage matters and are able to provide meaningful guidance in this area of the law.

Consult with a Construction Defect Attorney

If you are in need of a South Carolina or North Carolina construction defect attorney, our legal team at Clawson and Staubes is available to assist you. Contact us at (843)577-2026 to learn more about our services.

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