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Construction Defects

Tampa Construction Defect Lawyers

Experienced Legal Team in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater & The U.S.

When you hire a contractor to work on a project, whether building a new home or designing a playground, you expect that the project will be conducted according to the highest standards of safety and functionality. If a construction project is completed with defects, especially those that injure visitors, family members, clients, or staff on-site, the person or organization responsible for construction must be held liable for their negligence. Throughout these complex cases, you will need experienced Tampa construction defect attorneys who can target any legal technicalities and demonstrate how these faults breached the duty of care.

Contact us now at (888) 214-1442 to ask all of your questions about these complicated claims for construction defects to our skilled attorneys at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.

Types of Defects within Construction

Some construction defects are obvious, while others are hidden and do not become apparent until years later. The contractor and related parties are responsible for their negligence if it leads to severe injuries to victims who happen to slip and fall on or within the property, are hit by loose materials, or are otherwise injured by an error in site planning or construction.

A construction defect may arise from various factors, including:

  • Improper soil analysis and preparation
  • Site selection and planning
  • Poor workmanship
  • Use of inferior materials
  • Negligent construction
  • Defective building materials

Damages That Can Be Claimed Following a Construction Defect Injury

Any damages arising from injuries caused by the construction defect are eligible for compensation following a disastrous injury involving improperly constructed buildings, whether you suffered severe brain trauma, spinal damage, open wounds, ruptured organs, or broken and fractured bones. However, injuries are not the only aspects that can be recovered.

Many people are unaware that if their property faced a decline in value due to extensive damage, or if they had to endure the loss of use of the property during repair, these may be claimed in a suit as well. Along with these components, the cost of temporary housing, exorbitant costs for courts, and sometimes even attorneys’ fees may be recovered in a lawsuit.

Determining Liability for Construction Defects

Many people assume that when they are injured on a piece of property that the primary blame is on the construction workers or the property manager or owner. However, in these kinds of cases, there may actually be several responsible parties, including the general contractor and subcontractors.

This makes filing a lawsuit even more complicated, since there are so many individuals who can be involved and, who may all have different levels of responsibility for the incident. On account of the particular complexities of cases with such breadth, it is especially crucial to have our knowledgeable construction defect lawyers on your side. We can vigorously pursue your rights for compensation against those responsible for your injury and suffering.

Call us today at (888) 214-1442 to schedule a completely complimentary consultation with The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. after you have suffered from a defect in a property’s construction.

Real People, Real Stories

  • A pitbull in the courtroom

    “Mr. Yerrid is an AV-rated "Superlawyer" with phenomenal trial skills in all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Although a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. Yerrid is compassionate with his clients.”

    - Robert G.
  • Highly recommend

    “David is an extremely talented and effective trial attorney. I highly recommend him.”

    - Daniel M.
  • Anyone who hires him is in good hands

    “I have known Jeff for many years and have co-counseled personal injury cases with him. He is knowledgeable and tireless. Anyone who hires him is in good hands.”

    - Julian S.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $330,000,000 Car Crash/Defective Product

    A drunk driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the van killing a 13-year-old due to a seat belt product defect.

  • $216,800,000 Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose cerebellar stroke patient presenting to an emergency department and unlicensed practice of medicine causing incomplete quadriplegic.

  • $64,500,000 Workplace Accident/Premises Liability - Contractor

    Worker installing prefabricated modular building suffered crushed pelvis and internal injuries due to contractor failure to prepare construction site.

  • $30,700,000 Insurance Bad Faith

    The insurer failed to timely settle an uninsured motorist claim that resulted in jury verdict of $30,700,000.

  • $15,252,742 Auto Accident

    Vehicle operated by defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed while under the influence, struck a curb, and traveled into the lanes of Plaintiff. Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries.

  • $15,000,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $13,100,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $8,000,000 Civil Engineering Malpractice

    Civil engineer failed to identify wetlands on plans causing construction to cease.