Colorado Construction Defects

Commercial Property Owners – Colorado Construction Defect Lawyers

Commercial Property - Denver Construction Defect Lawyers - Colorado Burg Simpson Denver’s office and industrial real estate markets have been as healthy as the state’s residential real estate sector, posting quarter after quarter of unprecedented growth. In fact, according to the Denver Post, “Of the three major commercial real estate segments, industrial remains the strongest in metro Denver. Tenants have absorbed more space than they have let go for an unprecedented 29th consecutive quarter, with no signs that it’s about to end.”

With commercial inventory getting snapped up as soon as its built, builders and developers have to race to keep up with market demand. That rush can lead to hastily built commercial properties. Rushed projects often come with defects in design or construction. If you’re a commercial property owner and you’ve discovered problems with your building, contact us right now to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Colorado construction defect lawyers at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form.

The issues involving commercial property owners are often more complex and fact-specific than those involving residential property owners. For example, claims of negligence could be barred by the terms of one or more contracts between the property owner and the contractor, design professionals, and/or subcontractors through application of the “economic loss rule.” The economic loss rule generally prevents recovery for negligently caused economic losses when the duty breached is part of a contractual duty and the harm suffered is the failure of the contract itself. Economic losses are defined generally as damages other than physical harm to persons or property (such as lost profits or returns on investment), although courts have applied the economic loss rule in the commercial property setting to the cost of repair and replacement of property that’s the subject of the parties’ contracts.

Most states, along with the U.S. Supreme Court, have adopted some type of economic loss rule. Each jurisdiction’s rule must be carefully analyzed to determine the extent of its applicability to a particular commercial property owner’s situation. For example, the Colorado Supreme Court enforced the economic loss rule in 2004 against a subcontractor who wasn’t a party to a network of interrelated contracts regarding a commercial construction project. On the other hand, several well-recognized exceptions provide that a contractor could be liable to a property owner based on negligence even though the economic loss rule might otherwise apply.

In addition, the parties’ contracts might severely limit the property owner’s recoverable damages. This requires a detailed analysis and consideration of the contracts and their potential impact on the claims that can be pursued and the owner’s recovery before suit is file. States’ pre-lawsuit notice of claim or right to repair statutes also might apply differently to commercial properties.

Even if you aren’t the original buyer of your building, you might still have recourse if you discover construction defects on the property.

The economic loss rule, other contractual limitations, and pre-lawsuit notice/repair statutes are just a few examples of the complex, fact-specific issues that have to be addressed at the outset of every commercial property construction defect case. We have extensive experience with these and the many other specific issues related to commercial real estate that are important to each case and can effectively represent you as a commercial property owner.

If your commercial property is riddled with construction defects, call Burg Simpson’s Denver construction defect attorneys at 303-792-5595 to help recover the compensation you deserve.

Normally, we work on a contingency basis. The fee we earn is established as a part of whatever recovery we secure on your behalf. In other words, we only get paid if we’re able to secure compensation for you. If we don’t win your case, then you don’t have to pay us a thing. If you work with us on your claim, everything will be detailed in a written fee agreement. You can go over all the details of our Fees and Costs.

It’s also important to point out that you can’t depend on anything you read – here or anywhere else – as legal advice. To understand your legal rights, and have them adequately protected, you need to talk with a lawyer about your situation. Read our complete disclaimer.

CONTACT BURG SIMPSON CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LAW FIRM NOW

Every client – and property – is unique. The law related to commercial property is incredibly complicated. And the laws governing this area of real estate is changing constantly. This isn’t the type of case you can handle on your own. You need to speak with an experienced construction defects lawyer as soon as possible.

Fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form or call us today at 303-792-5595 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our Colorado construction defect attorneys.

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

stephen burg personal injury attorney handles spinal injury cases

 November 29, 2018

Stephen Burg Handles Spinal Cord Injury Cases

  Shareholder Stephen Burg handles spinal cord injury cases at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Mr. Burg is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products. He also has significant experience in handling spinal cord… Read more »

Cracked foundation for a house damage claim.

 November 19, 2018

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

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 »

 September 26, 2018

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

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 »

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 May 2, 2018

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

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 »

Stucco Installation Invites Mold- Colorado Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 March 21, 2018

Poor Stucco Installation is an Invitation for Mold

One of the single most critical aspects of any new home is what’s referred to as the building envelope or building enclosure. This is the part of any building that physically separates the exterior environment from the interior.  Think of it as the “skin” of a building. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson recently… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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