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Choosing the Right Colorado Construction Defects Attorney

By Heidi Culbertson

January 27, 2021   Colorado Blog, Colorado Construction Defects

Burg Simpson Has a Designated Team of Construction Defects Lawyers

The award-winning attorneys that comprise Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department successfully represent condominium and townhome associations and the owners of single-family homes.  With over 25 years of experience, the Burg Simpson team has the far-reaching knowledge in all aspects of the construction industry and the expertise necessary to navigate this complex area of law. We begin each case by thoroughly evaluating the details of the matter and creating a sound legal strategy to obtain the best possible result.  If you have a construction defect issue, our attorneys will vigorously advocate on your behalf and work to protect and enforce your legal rights.  Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department is led by shareholders Craig Nuss and Mari Perczak. Call us now for a free consultation at  (720) 689-1116.

What are Construction Defects?

Construction defects are deficiencies that occur in the design or construction process, and most are typically not identified until long after the structure is built.

Construction defects are common in single-family homes, condominium buildings, and townhouses. Although some construction defects can be relatively minor, most are serious enough that they can pose a danger to the structure and those who live there.

Most cases involving construction defects involve design or construction errors that result in at least one of the following:

  1. Actual damage to real or personal property;
  2. Actual loss of the use of real or personal property;
  3. Bodily injury or wrongful death; or
  4. Risk of bodily injury or death to, or a threat to the life, health, or safety of, the occupants of the real property.

Two  Classifications of Construction Defects

Construction defects are typically classified as patent defects or latent defects.

  1. Patent Defects:

Patent defects are obvious. They are those that can be easily identified upon visual inspection.

  1. Latent Defects:

Latent defects are not readily observable and may not be identified even by highly qualified inspectors without conducting physical testing of the structure.

The 3 Primary Types of Construction Defects:

  1. Design Defects

Design defects result from a design professional’s failure to produce accurate construction documents.

  1. Building Material Defects

Material defects are those that result from the use of damaged or inferior building materials.

  1. Workmanship Defects

Construction defects that are the result of poor workmanship generally occur when a contractor fails to act in accordance with the design documents, building code, and other applicable construction standards.

The Most Common Construction Defects

The most common construction defects include issues regarding:

  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Siding
  • Stucco
  • Concrete
  • Drainage
  • Balconies/Decks
  • Foundation or other Structural Movement

If Your Property Has Construction Defects

When choosing an attorney to assist you with your legal matter, it is important to retain a lawyer who specializes in construction defect law. Your attorney must be familiar with construction processes and have a comprehensive understanding of current regulations, laws, and rules regarding construction cases.  The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson have over twenty-five years of experience specializing in successfully representing clients with construction issues.

Call Burg Simpson’s Award-Winning Construction Defect Team Now

Burg Simpson is a national leader in construction defect litigation, fighting exclusively for the rights of homeowners and homeowner associations.

In 2021, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. was recognized by Best Law Firms® and U.S. News & World Report when they named Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department “Metropolitan Tier One,” the highest available ranking.

The award-winning attorneys that comprise Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect department have successfully represented condominium and townhome associations and the owners of single-family homes for over 25 years. With decades of experience, the Burg Simpson team has the far-reaching knowledge in all aspects of the construction industry and the expertise necessary to navigate this complex area of law.

Our construction defect lawyers begin each case by thoroughly evaluating the details of the matter and creating a sound legal strategy to obtain the best possible result. If you have a construction defect issue, our attorneys will vigorously advocate on your behalf and work to protect and enforce your legal rights.

Arrange a Free Consultation Today

Statutes of limitation apply, so do not wait, call the construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson today.

Call us to arrange a free consultation at  (720) 689-1116.

What is a Construction Defect?

Construction defects are deficiencies that occur in the construction process, and most are typically not identified until long after the structure is built.

Construction defects are common in single-family homes, condominium buildings, and townhouses. Although most construction defects found on these properties are relatively minor, there are more serious defects that can pose a danger to the structure and those who live there.

To be classified as a construction defect, the problem must include all three of the following:

  1. A deficiency in the construction process that occurs as a result of design errors, sub-standard materials, product failure, or poor workmanship.
  2. The deficiency must lead to a failure in the structure.
  3. The failure must have caused damage.

Two  Classifications of Construction Defects

Construction defects are classified as patent defects or latent defects.

  1. Patent Defects:

Patent defects are obvious. They are those that can be easily identified upon inspection.

  1. Latent Defects:

Latent defects are not readily observable and may not be identified even by highly qualified and experienced inspectors.

The 3 Primary Types of Construction Defects:

  1. Design Defects

Design defects result from a design professional’s failure to produce accurate construction documents.

  1. Building Material Defects

Material defects are so that result from the use of damaged or inferior building materials.

  1. Workmanship Defects

Construction defects that are the result of poor workmanship generally occur when a contractor fails to act in accordance with the contract and design documents.

The Most Common Construction Defects

The most common construction defects include issues with:

  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Siding
  • Stucco
  • Concrete
  • Drainage
  • Balconies/Decks

Choosing a Construction Defects Attorney

When choosing an attorney to assist you with your legal matter, it is important to retain a lawyer who specializes in construction defect law. Your attorney must be familiar with construction processes and have a comprehensive understanding of current regulations, laws, and rules regarding construction cases. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson have more than 25 years of experience successfully representing clients with construction issues.

Call Burg Simpson’s Award-Winning Construction Defect Lawyers Today

Burg Simpson is a national leader in construction-defect litigation. Our construction defect attorneys have been fighting for the rights of homeowners and homeowner associations for more than 25 years. In 2021, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. was recognized by Best Law Firms® and U.S. News & World Report when they named Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department “Metropolitan Tier One,” the highest available ranking.

Schedule a Free Consultation 

Statutes of limitation apply, so do not wait, call the construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson today at  (720) 689-1116.

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