Construction defects can be the result of design deficiencies, material deficiencies, construction deficiencies, or subsurface deficiencies. Whatever the cause of a construction defect, it can result in serious injuries and deaths. Depending on the circumstances of a construction defect accident, a legal action may be brought under a number of claims, including premises liability, breach of contract, negligence, or product liability.
Building codes and regulations are designed to prevent construction defects, to keep construction worksites safe, and ensure that structures are safe during the construction process and upon completion. Although a construction accident can occur even if there were no building code violations, a building code violation often indicates an inherent construction defect.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago construction defect attorneys can guide you through the maze of complex liability issues, and help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve. We take a collaborative approach to legal representation so we can evaluate all possible legal claims and the interplay between several legal theories.
Construction defects can involve a wide range of problems, such as:
Depending on the specific type and cause of the construction defect, a number of legal claims may apply, including premises liability, breach of contract, negligence, or product liability. For instance, a property owner may be liable if he or she failed to maintain a safe property or failed to properly warn of any hazards. A general contractor or subcontractor could be liable if they negligently or intentionally ignored building codes or other safety regulations.
At Cogan & Power, our Chicago construction accident attorneys understand the complex interplay between a number of possible legal claims and defendants. We will conduct a thorough factual investigation and comprehensive legal analysis in order to determine the best course of action to obtain full and fair financial recovery. As a result of our experience, knowledge, and dedication, we have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of construction accident victims, including a nearly $7 million settlement for a 61-year-old man who lost his lower leg in a construction zone accident.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a construction defect, contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago construction accident attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.