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Filing a House Damage Claim – When Your Home Becomes a Disaster Zone

By Burg Simpson

Cracked foundation for a house damage claim.

A house damage claim, or construction defects claim, is broadly defined as a deficiency in a building’s design, workmanship, and/or the materials used on a project. Construction defects stem from the failure of a component part of a building or structure that causes damage to a person or property. The consequence of defective construction is usually financial harm… Read more »

Michael Burg of Burg Simpson Working to Assist Those Affected by the Deadly Gas Explosions in Massachusetts

By Burg Simpson

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Michael Burg, founding partner of Burg Simpson, spoke with WGBH news about the Massachusetts gas explosions that occurred earlier this month. On September 13th, residents of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence were affected by a series of deadly gas explosions that killed one person and injured 25 others. A state… Read more »

Community Managers, Homeowner Associations, and Homeowners Beware – New OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica

By Burg Simpson

OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

More than 2 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of whom work in general construction. The other 10 percent of exposed workers are in either the general industry, maritime, or fracking trades. Crystalline silica is an everyday mineral found in… Read more »

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling Against Homeowners Association

By Burg Simpson

Ruling Against Homeowners Association - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

The non-delegable duty doctrine is simple enough: when one person, say a homebuilder, renders services which it should recognize as necessary for the protection of third persons, say ensuring construction is done in a good and workmanlike manner and in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, and building codes for home buyers, the builder cannot… Read more »

Hold Developers Responsible for Common Elements

By Burg Simpson

Hold Developers Responsible - Construction Defect Lawyer Colorado - Burg Simpson

When a developer breaks ground on a new community, it is also responsible for establishing the homeowners association that will eventually govern the neighborhood.  In the early days of most new developments, HOAs are run by the developers themselves. These developers typically draft the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, often including special protections for… Read more »

Beware Your Duty to Inspect

By Burg Simpson

Beware Your Duty to Inspect - Construction Defect Attorney Denver - Burg Simpson

Homeowners associations have become as commonplace as housing developments themselves. There’s almost no way to avoid them. But it wasn’t always this way: in 1970, there were only about 10,000 community associations scattered around the country, responsible for fewer than 1 million houses. Last year, 342,000 of these associations included more than 26 million homes… Read more »

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

By Burg Simpson

Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

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