When you hire a company to conduct construction work on a private or commercial property, you do so with the expectation that they will complete the project with care. Unfortunately, some builders fail to adhere to building standards, leaving homeowners exposed to damage, shoddy workmanship, and dangerous conditions. If this describes your experience with a contractor, get in touch with Murray & Associates to discuss a construction negligence claim.
Construction negligence refers to the failure of a builder to act with reasonable care or meet the expected duty of care ensured by the Florida building codes and safety standards. To avoid a negligence claim, parties working on a project (from general contractors to developers) must exercise reasonable knowledge, skill, and oversight.
Essentially, anyone responsible for the work safety and structural integrity of a building project can be held accountable for negligence. Some parties who could be subject to these claims include:
Generally speaking, negligence tends to emanate from not following the appropriate building codes, withholding vital information, or providing inaccurate information. For example, if a builder fails to follow building standards when installing a wood frame, resulting in the structure becoming unstable and fail, they would be liable for negligence.
Furthermore, suppose an architect or surveyor fails to inform a contractor about the hazards of an area, leading to a broken pipe or similar issue. In that case, they too could be held liable.
If your home or business has been damaged due to negligence, call our Murray & Associates team to review your case. Give us a call today for a consultation!