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Crosley Law: Texas Premises Defect Attorneys
Crosley Law Attorneys Fight for Premises Defect Victims in San Antonio and Throughout Texas
While some property owners and construction companies do their best to ensure the safety of structures, not all of them are so diligent. As San Antonio’s economy rebounds, the number of businesses and construction sites in our city is exploding. With this boom, premises defect and construction defect claims will inevitably rise as well.
Premises defect claims combine premises liability with breach-of-contract claims. Victims in these cases often become stuck in complex legal disputes between insurance providers, contractors, manufacturers, sellers, government entities, and others. To protect yourself, schedule your free consultation with a premises defect lawyer at Crosley Law.
In every premises defect case, we strive to deliver three things:
- Legal expertise and experience
- A high level of integrity
- Aggressive representation to get results
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What Are Premises Defects
Premises defects are hidden, dangerous conditions on a piece of property. Premises defect claims frequently involve issues like:
- Water leaks and intrusion
- Roofing defects
- Pools, hot tubs, and containment systems that are improperly designed or constructed
- Inadequate flashing near chimneys, windows, and doors
- Foundation cracks
- Ventilation defects that cause mold growth and moisture buildup
- Grading and drainage issues
- Improper construction materials
- Defective plumbing
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Insufficient firewall protection
- Building code violations
- Structural failure or collapse
Typically, victims will file claims against the property owner. However, under certain circumstances, you might also have claims against a construction company, contractor, or architect who negligently designed or built a structure.
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The legal issues involved in premises defect cases are complex and nuanced, and property owners have different legal duties to different people. For example, a landlord has a much greater duty to warn a tenant about hazards and protect them from harm compared to a trespasser.
Your lawyer will have to carefully examine the warranties that your contractor gave you, review the specs and plans involved in the project, and assess the quality of the work, the architectural design, and the materials involved. You might find yourself with a variety of personal injury claims and breach-of-contract claims that all have different filing deadlines, requirements, and procedures.
Crosley Law helps individuals who have suffered injuries because of hidden and dangerous premises defects. We are highly selective when taking on these cases, and we tend to represent individuals and groups with life-changing injuries and significant damages. We demand fair compensation for our clients’ losses and stand up to insurance companies who refuse to take responsibility for their clients’ negligent actions.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Premises Defect Claim?
Several deadlines and filing requirements may apply to your construction defect claim, including:
Statute of Limitations
Once you discover a construction defect, you must file your lawsuit within a certain time period. Otherwise, the court will automatically reject your claim and you’ll lose your right to compensation.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for a premises defect claim depends on whether you’re filing a breach-of-contract claim (four years) or a personal injury claim (two years). Typically, the statute of limitations starts counting down when you discover a defect or when you suffer injuries because of the defect, whichever occurs first.
Statute of Repose
A statute of repose helps protect construction companies from very old claims. In Texas, you have 10 years from the date of the project’s substantial completion to discover any defects and file related claims. Once 10 years pass, you generally can’t file a construction defect claim.
In certain types of construction defect claims, you must send the contractor a written notice by certified mail at least 60 days before you file a lawsuit. Your notice must outline the construction defects you’ve found and give the contractor an opportunity to inspect and correct them.
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If you miss any of these deadlines, the court will reject your lawsuit and you might lose your right to file a claim and potentially receive compensation. Because these timing issues are complicated, it’s in your best interest to consult an experienced construction defect lawyer immediately if you’ve been injured. To schedule your free consultation with an attorney from the Crosley Law team, contact us today.
Crosley Law: Premises Defect Lawyers for Victims in San Antonio and Throughout Texas
The premises defect attorneys at Crosley Law understand the legal and technical complexities involved in these claims. We apply advanced litigation techniques when we investigate and develop our clients’ claims. We consult with the best expert witnesses when needed, and we fight aggressively for each client’s rights until their case reaches a resolution.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.