South Carolina Construction Defects Lawyer
In the rush to erect new buildings and to complete restoration projects, construction defects occur. This can lead to injuries and create liability and financial losses for property owners. So, at Anastopoulo Law Firm, our South Carolina construction defects lawyer will help you hold the responsible parties accountable if this happened to you.
We will review your situation during a free initial consultation. Additionally, during that time, we will go over the facts and details with you and determine how you can seek compensation. Furthermore, we will offer suggestions and explain our services based on your circumstances.
Anastopoulo Law Firm Helps Our Clients Recover Compensation
If you suffered injuries or face financial losses because of a construction defect in SC, Anastopoulo Law Firm can develop a case. All to hold the developer, general contractor, or another party liable. You may be able to recover compensation to cover your related expenses and losses.
We manage all aspects of these cases for our clients. Including:
- Handling all case-related communications
- Giving them regular updates on the process
- Answering your questions and addressing your concerns
- Investigating what happened
- Identifying damages
- Assigning liability to parties in your case
- Filing a claim or civil suit
- Negotiating a settlement
- Representing them during a trial if necessary
- Fighting for a fair and just payout
We do all this using our financial resources. Hence, we never ask clients to pay anything up front and only take attorney’s fees from the compensation we recover for them. Therefore, if we do not win your case, you do not pay us.
We can explain more during a free consultation with our team. We have offices to serve you throughout South Carolina. Including in:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
For a free legal consultation with a construction defects lawyer serving South Carolina, call 803-222-2222
Understanding the Types of Construction Defects Cases in South Carolina
As a healthy local economy and the natural appeal of our area continues to draw in new residents and businesses, architects, builders, and contractors face heavy competition and keep a fast pace in staying ahead with the latest developments. This can cause problems because it increases the risk of careless mistakes and rushed work.
Defective builds or remodels can result in injuries, concerns about liability if someone else gets hurt, and decreases in property values.
Injuries Due to Construction Defects
In some cases, property owners, occupiers, and others may suffer injuries because of defective construction. Therefore, when this occurs, the party responsible for the shoddy work is legally responsible for the victim’s damages. For example:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic and non-economic losses
We may be able to file an insurance claim or sue the liable party to secure financial recovery in these cases. We have 25-plus years of experience documenting injuries and seeking compensation based on them, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other significant traumatic injuries.
In general, we have three years to sue for personal injury or wrongful death damages in South Carolina under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. A different deadline could apply in your case, however. We can assess the timeline during your free consultation.
Condo and Housing Defect Litigation
According to a Community Associations Institute (CAI) report, construction defects occur more often in condominium projects than in townhomes and single-family residences. From plumbing and electrical issues to structural problems, costly damages can happen. They pose risks to residents’ health and decrease property values.
Anastopoulo Law Firm has the experience and resources to help you with your condo or housing construction defect case. Many of these claims settle out of court through direct negotiation with the liable party or their insurer. Occasionally, suing the builder or another party may be necessary.
Cases Filed by Commercial Property Owners
In general, construction defects in commercial property occur as the result of:
- Poor workmanship in the design or construction of a commercial property; or
- Those associated with the building failing to adhere to the buyer’s specifications
According to the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), whereas some cases involve defects related to the building’s aesthetics or how the occupiers can use it, others deal with potentially dangerous defects. A hazardous defect could cause serious injuries, property damages, or even the collapse of the full structure.
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our South Carolina construction defect attorneys represent the rights and interests of property owners in these cases. Some examples of potential victims in these cases include the owners of:
- Commercial office buildings
- Assembly and manufacturing plants
- Individual homes
We can help you hold the negligent parties responsible for defects that create liability and cost you money. If you want to learn more about legal recourse available to you, we can review your options during a free case evaluation today.
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Who is Liable for Defective Construction in South Carolina?
Those who may be accountable in these cases include:
- Architects and engineers
- Construction companies
- Independent contractors
- Building suppliers and installers
- Subcontractors working through utility companies
As a part of managing your case, we will identify the liable parties and take action against them on your behalf.
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
Each state has its own laws when it comes to building regulations and liability related to construction defects. Litigation over these defects generally stems from the following:
- Negligence on the part of the builder, contractor, or subcontractor and their suppliers
- Breach of contract, for failing to adhere to the agreed-upon terms for the project
- Breach of warranty, whether specifically stated or implied
- Misrepresentation or fraud, in which there is an overt attempt to deceive the property owner on the part of the builder or the contractor
Section 38 of the South Carolina Code provides protection against structural and other defects through the insurance policy issued on the property. In addition, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against a specific company through construction defect litigation in court. We can help you understand your rights during your free consultation.
Get Help from Our Team Today
Anastopoulo Law Firm helps individuals and companies who need legal representation when construction defects occur. Our South Carolina construction defects lawyer may be able to help you recover damages. Contact our office today for a free consultation at one of our South Carolina offices or another location convenient for you.
Call (800) 777-7777 to learn more about your case for free.