Colorado Construction Defects

Failing Roadways and Infrastructure – Colorado Construction Defect Attorneys

Failing Infrastructure - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Colorado Burg Simpson When a developer establishes a hillside or mountain community in Colorado, they need to deal with a variety of geological hazards. Contracting soils can weaken the support around a bridge, leading to collapse. Unstable slopes can prove problematic when building private roadways and other infrastructure.

These are challenges, but Colorado builders have established construction techniques to address these types of problems. Unfortunately, builders don’t always take the necessary precautions to prevent common infrastructure problems, such as:

  • Heaving driveways – If the concrete in your driveway looks higher in the middle than on either side, if the sides are crumbling, or if cracks are appearing across the width of your driveway, it’s probably heaving. This is typically caused by problematic soil conditions that weren’t addressed in the construction process.
  • Sinkholes – Signs of a sinkhole on your property can include smaller holes in the ground, cracks in the foundation, the wall or the floors, and/or water pooling in the yard. It’s typically caused by either natural or man-made erosion of the surface soil.
  • Roads – The latest report from the U.S. Department of Transportation reveals that more than 20 percent of Colorado’s roadways are in poor condition and nearly 6 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient.

Our Colorado construction defect attorneys have extensive experience reviewing and analyzing this information and working with consulting architects and engineers to help homeowners and homeowner associations determine whether their construction defects are the result of design errors that might warrant or require claims against design professionals involved in the design and construction of their home or community. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form now.

Our Denver construction defect attorneys have represented many Colorado homeowner associations and individual homeowners in lawsuits seeking compensation for damages caused by:

  • Heaving roads and street collapse.
  • Sinkholes.
  • Utility line failures.
  • Septic system failure.
  • Street collapse.
  • Bridge collapse.
  • Soil erosion.
  • Road washouts.
  • Underground water issues.
  • Rock falls.
  • Landslides.
  • Leaking irrigation ditches.

Experienced, careful homebuilders and developers are equipped to prevent future roadway problems by taking adequate precautions during construction. To prevent roads from washing out, for example, developers and builders might need to install appropriate drainage pans and channels under the road. Poor drainage systems can often result in roads that are impassable and prone to flooding.

If your builder has failed to take these basic precautions, you shouldn’t be responsible for dealing with the financial consequences of these damages. Visit our offices today and speak with the Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson as soon as possible. Call us at 303-792-5595 for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

The ultimate objective of any construction defect law firm should be to address any construction defects you have and make sure they’re fixed permanently. Short-term repairs can be far more costly in the long run, and can even lead to further damages. Our Denver construction defect lawyers at Burg Simpson advise against quick fixes and instead focus on the larger underlying problems.

We work with homeowners – and homeowner associations – to bring experienced architects and engineers to evaluate problems, advise on required repairs, and intelligently estimate costs. We also help our clients deal with more immediate repair needs while their claim makes its way through the system. Burg Simpson is a leading construction defect litigation law firm. If your private roadways have been damaged as a result of construction defects, fill out the form or call us at 303-792-5595 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced construction defects attorney.

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A Note about Fees:
We handle nearly all of our construction defect cases on a contingency basis. This means that our clients pay nothing unless – and until – we secure compensation. Our fee equals a percentage of the recovery we obtain from the builder, developer, and any other responsible parties. We work to ensure that after the attorneys’ fees are paid, homeowners and homeowners associations have enough money left to fix all of their defects. Contact us right now for a free consultation.

 February 20, 2019

Mike Burg, Named Best Lawyer in 2019!

Michael S. Burg, founder and shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and by his peers in the legal community as a “Best Lawyer” every year since 2007. Mike Burg says, “When you’re dealing with insurance companies and you are dealing with large corporations, they… Read more »

 February 19, 2019

The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter – Presents Spring Showcase and Trade Show

The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter – Presents Spring Showcase and Trade Show The Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting their Spring Showcase and Trade Show on March 15, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Denver.  Burg Simpson is proud to be a sponsor of this event. CAI is an international… Read more »

 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … 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 »

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

 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 is 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… Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

 February 14, 2019

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

When you purchase an insurance policy, it is expected that your insurance company will provide the policy coverage in case of an accident.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers frequently fail to pay the benefits they promised they would, or they fail to pay promptly and in the proper amounts. These actions by the insurance company could be classified… Read more »

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

 February 14, 2019

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

Medical errors are increasing in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital, or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. While patients place trust and their lives in the hands of these medical professionals, medical… Read more »

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys  | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys | Michael S. Burg

Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. Most attorneys experienced in one type of law are usually experienced in the other as well.  The business and commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases. With… Read more »

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case.   What defines and differentiates Burg Simpson is we are prepared to fight for our clients. Our highly skilled trial lawyers, know the only way we are going to obtain an excellent… Read more »

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