The severity, complexity, and volume of work that often arises in construction and construction defect cases require knowledgeable and capable counsel for a wide range of construction areas and issues. Our attorneys have successfully represented a variety of general and subcontractors, as well as developers, architects, and engineers in both commercial and residential scenarios. We have been retained by contractors and insurance carriers for contractors and design professionals alike.
Construction Defects: Our team of attorneys have developed a wealth of experience and knowledge related to the defense of our clients in the construction defects arena. Our familiarity with the tools and techniques contractors use in several types of projects allows us to intelligently navigate cases involving allegations of inadequate performance, breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties, negligence, and other related claims. Too often, construction and construction defect claims involve complex issues related to insurance, additional insured clauses, and indemnity. Because our Firm both defends contractors and design professionals, and provides coverage analysis for insurance carriers involved in this area, we are uniquely positioned to assist all of our clients with whatever their particular need may be in regards to these issues. By way of reference we have defended contractors on the spectrum of construction defect claims including grading, compaction, paving, foundation work, framing, window/door installation, weather-proofing envelopes, stucco, EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems), masonry, flashing, bitumen roofing, shingled roofing, metal roofing, plumbing, electrical and heating and air conditioning systems, flashing issues, pools, retaining walls, fine grading, irrigation, and landscaping. We have defended large and small claims related to the construction or remodeling of courthouses, school complexes, apartments, big box stores, strip malls, warehouses, specialty industrial complexes, and, of course, residential homes of all types.
Construction Accidents: Our team has handled virtually every type of construction accidents including explosions, collapses, confined spaces, vessels, industrial gases, and general negligence resulting in burns, blunt force trauma, crushing injuries, de-gloving injuries, paralysis, asphyxiation, and/or death. We have defended contractors and insureds in each of these scenarios and more.
Collection and Lien Law Work: Our team is well versed in collection actions and the intricacies of the Texas Materialman and Mechanics Lien law. The Texas lien law statutes are complex and unforgiving. Our lawyers know the law and can use it to your advantage to get the best result given the circumstances from demand to judgment and collection.