Construction Defect Liability

The defense of developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, roofing contractors, subcontractors, and window manufacturers and installers in construction defect and personal injury claims is one of the firm’s many areas of practice. Our attorneys have years of experience in working with contractors as well as expert witnesses in this area of litigation. This area of practice also includes;

  • Defective Construction
  • Defective Building Products
  • Statutory and Contractual Warranty Claims
  • Delay Damages 
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Indemnification
  • Coverage Issues
  • Building Envelope
  • Water losses 

In addition to handling construction defect litigation we also provide assistance and representation in non-claims related matters involving contract review and interpretation along with pre-claims assistance.

Key Florida Statutes relied upon in Construction Defect Liability

Construction ContractingChapter 489 Part I 
Construction DefectsChapter 558
Construction Industry Licensing BoardFAC 61G4-18.002
Construction LiensChapter 713 Part II
Condominiums - Rights and Obligations of DeveloperChapter 718 Part II
Condominiums - Rights and Obligations of AssociationChapter 718 Part III
Cooperatives - Rights and Obligations of DeveloperChapter 719 Part II
Cooperatives - Rights and Obligations of Association Chapter 719 Part III
Damages in actions against contractors for injuries sustained from negligence, malfeasance or misfeasance768.0425
Limits on Consultant/Contractor Liability on Florida Department of Transportation Projects337.195
Statute of Limitations for actions founded on the design, planning or construction of an improvement to real property95.11(c)