San Diego Construction Defect Litigation
The Andrews Law Group defends builders, contractors, and insurance companies against construction defect claims. Mr. Andrews has years of experience in the construction industry and can help resolve construction defect claims against you or your company. His law office represents clients in San Diego and throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Imperial counties.
California construction defect law in San Diego
Recent state legislation in construction defect law created a pre-trial process that implements a builder’s right to repair alleged defects. However, this only applies to homes sold on or after January 1, 2003 and does not apply to homes sold before this period.
What is a construction defect?
The Homebuilder Right to Repair Act establishes construction defect standards for:
- Water intrusion
- Structural stability
- Fire protection
- Electrical systems
For pre-2003 buildings, determination of construction defects is often left for the judge and jury to decide and may include:
- Leaks through walls, windows, and roofs
- Soil subsidence
- Foundation cracks
- Stucco/drywall cracks
- HVAC problems
- Electrical problems
- Plumbing problems
San Diego construction job defect — Lawsuits
If you are sued for construction defects you should consider the following:
- Tendering your defense – You can tender the defense of the suit to your insurance carrier by sending a letter, a copy of the complaint, and the insurance policy number. Consult with your construction attorney in San Diego on how to properly make this request of your insurance company.
- Retain an experienced construction attorney – If you do not already have a construction attorney, now is the time to hire one. Mr. Andrews is experienced in construction defect litigation and can ensure that all responsible parties are brought into the action as necessary.
- Mediation – Mediation can help you avoid the time, expense, and potential exposure of a litigated court claim. Mr. Andrews is an experienced mediator and can advise you about mediation options.
San Diego construction defects — Discuss your case
A lawyer experienced in handling construction defect claims can help you avoid litigation whenever possible and also vigorously protect your rights in court. Mr. Andrews can advise whether to settle or go to trial. Contact the Law Offices of Brian C. Andrews, Esq. online or call toll freee at 619-294-4529 today to discuss your case.