Doan Law Firm Commercial Construction Defect Claims Lawyer Fights for You
Pursuing a commercial building construction defect claim can prove to be a highly challenging experience. Insurance companies oftentimes do everything in their power to block the proper settlement of commercial building construction defect claims.
The reality is that insurance companies exist to make money for their shareholders. Profits increase, when money paid out on insurance claims decreases.
A commercial building construction defect claims lawyer from The Doan Law Firm, at (800) 349-0000, understands the necessary strategies to employ to protect your legal rights in regard to your building. Our hotline operates all day long, each and every day of the year.
Steps You Must Take When a Commercial Building Construction Defect is Identified
In addition to taking a proactive stance in retaining legal representation when you discover a commercial building construction defect, there are some other steps that you must take to protect your legal rights. An important step that you need to take when you identify a commercial building construction defect is to mitigate the damage. You cannot permit a problem to worsen if there are some reasonable steps you can take to mitigate the defect and associated damage.
For example, if there is a defect in the roof installed at your commercial property that permits water to enter into your building, you must take reasonable steps to prevent water from draining into the premises. The failure to take reasonable steps to mitigate damages can negatively impact any claim you might otherwise be able to make for a commercial building construction defect.
Another step you need to take to protect your legal interests when a commercial building construction defect is identified is to appropriately document the problem or damage. You accomplish this by making a video or taking photographs of the problem and associated damages.
You also need to analyze any legal responsibility you may owe to tenants or customers that utilize your building. For example, if a commercial building construction defect results in a dangerous condition at the premises, you likely have a legal duty to take steps to protect tenants or customers, depending on the use of the premises.
One of the ways in which a commercial building construction defect attorney from The Doan Law Firm can assist you is in dealing with these types of issues. Our legal team has experience in dealing with all of the ramifications of a commercial building construction defect.
Commercial Building Construction Defect Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose
Commercial building construction defects are oftentimes not immediately recognized. Indeed, a considerable amount of time may pass before you discover a commercial construction defect.
The statute of limitations sets forth the timeframe by which you must file a lawsuit when you discover a defect, or reasonably should have discovered the problem. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations requires a suit to be filed within two years of the discovery of the commercial building construction defect.
The statute of limitations is not the only law that comes into play. Texas also has what is known as a statute of repose. That law requires a lawsuit to be filed regarding a construction defect within a six year period of time from when written acceptance or actual occupancy of the premises occurs. If you discover a defect outside this six year timeframe, you likely will be unable to file a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations and the statute of repose represent two other reasons why a commercial property owner is best served taking a proactive stance in retaining a commercial building construction defect claims attorney sooner, rather than later.
Retain a Commercial Building Construction Defect Claims Lawyer
The Doan Law Firm maintains a commercial building construction defect claims lawyer hotline that is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This includes all major holidays.
You can call the hotline at (800) 349-0000 to schedule an initial consultation with a commercial building construction defect claims lawyer from our firm. As a nationwide law firm, we can schedule an appointment with you at any one of our offices from coast-to-coast. We can also schedule an appointment at the location of your commercial property, or any other locale that meets your needs. We can also schedule a virtual consultation with you online.
At an initial consultation, we will discuss the ins and outs of your situation. We will provide you a thorough evaluation of your case. We will answer all of your questions. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm commercial building construction defect claims lawyer.