Construction Defect Claims in Georgia

Construction defects can result in catastrophe when there is a structural failure, and at the very least cost homeowners thousands to repair. Far different from natural occurrences, construction defects frequently arise when someone has cut a corner to save time or money, or failed to do due diligence before or during a building project. Our Atlanta construction defect attorneys represent individuals injured throughout Georgia against parties responsible for construction defects, including contractors, architects, engineers, builders, manufacturers, material suppliers, and others.

Types of Construction Defect Claims 

A construction defect is a condition on residential or business property that reduces its value. Construction defects can also be dangerous to homeowners and visitors, causing serious injuries and illnesses in some cases. Poor workmanship and the use of inferior materials are common causes of construction defects, with many defects arising from a combination of factors. Construction defects may involve:

  • Water seepage
  • Improper soil analysis and preparation
  • Faulty drainage
  • Mold
  • Dry rot
  • Defective building materials and installation
  • Defective roofing materials and installation
  • Foundation, floor, wall, and roof cracks
  • Improperly built steps, railings, and walkways
  • Improper electrical wiring
  • Defective HVAC systems
  • Site selection and planning
  • Civil and structural engineering issues
Patent versus Latent Construction Defects

Obvious construction defects are referred to as "patent" defects, while hidden construction defects are referred to as "latent" defects. To determine whether a construction defect is patent or latent, courts consider if an average consumer would have discovered the defect during the course of a reasonable inspection.

Recoverable Damages for Construction Defect Injuries

In addition to repair costs, an individual injured by a construction defect may recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact Us for More Information about Injury Claims

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a construction defect, please contact the legal team at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation. We can help you evaluate your potential claims under Georgia law, and ensure your interests and future are protected. We can be reached at 404-460-0101.

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