Can I File a Third-Party Lawsuit After a Construction Injury?

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Over 150,000 construction employees in the United States suffer job-related injuries every single year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The construction industry has high rates of workplace fatalities and injuries due to negligent employers and other parties. Most employers are responsible for construction accidents related to hazardous job site conditions, improper safety practices, poor training, and defective tools and equipment. Some construction accidents are caused by third parties. These are parties who do not have an employee-employer relationship with the injured worker. What Is a Third-Party Injury Claim for Construction Injuries? If a party other than a … Read More

What Are the Common Causes of Serious Construction Injuries?

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A 20-year-old construction worker was killed in a construction accident in Pomona, California recently. The accident involved a telescopic forklift, which is a common tool that construction workers use to transport items within the construction site. According to California Highway Patrol, the worker was going eastbound on a dirt road south of the San Bernardino freeway when the forklift traveled down an embankment and ejected him from the vehicle. Accidents like these are not rare in California construction zones, and there are many other ways a construction worker can become seriously injured while on site. What Are Common Construction Accidents … Read More

What Is the Right to Repair Act in California?

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Why Is the Right to Repair Act Important? According to the California Supreme Court, the Right to Repair Act is the “sole remedy for residential construction defect claims, except claims for breach of contract, fraud and personal injury. This law requires California homeowners to provide notice to the builder of a new residential development before filing a lawsuit, in order to give them the “right to repair” the defect before any further action. What Is the Right to Repair Act? If you recently purchased a new home in California and you noticed a construction defect, you will probably be required … Read More

Common Forms Of Construction Defects In California

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What Are the Most Common Defects? There are four main categories that all construction defects can fall under for a given project. These are design defects, engineering defects, construction defects and the use of defective materials in the construction of the project. Design defects can include defects in the architectural plans or details, such as a design that fails to comply with local building and safety codes.  Engineering defects can include errors in engineering calculations for structural, mechanical, civil and geotechnical components for the project. Construction defects typically result from the contractor failing to perform the construction in conformance with … Read More

What Are The Different Types Of Construction Litigation?

Thousands of construction projects are happening in your city right now, and with these projects come contracts and legal obligations that contractors and owners involved need to follow. Construction law contains an immense array of contractual and statutory requirements and deadlines, and this area of law has grown significantly in recent years. What Are the Different Types of Construction Disputes? Construction litigation can be broken down into three main categories of project types: residential (single family homes and multi-unit housing), commercial (office building and retail stores) and industrial (manufacturing plants and factories). Depending on the project, the people involved are … Read More