Construction Defect Litigation Lawyers

Construction defect litigation is a major source of potential liability for those who earn their living in the construction industry. Defect claims can be costly, time-consuming and complex. For construction businesses confronted with construction defect claims involving cracking of stucco, concrete or drywall; water intrusion from roofs, plumbing, windows or doors; or other bogus construction defect claims, navigating the intricate legal requirements for pursuing a claim can be a significant burden.

At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, we provide experienced legal guidance in construction defect claims for defendants, including developers, general contractors, product manufacturers, subcontractors, design professionals, engineers and others in the construction industry. Our experience representing all types of defendants gives us a well-rounded perspective into effective strategies and efficient solutions. Additionally, our extensive experience handling construction law matters lends us insight into the challenges our clients face. We use a collaborative approach to maximize efficiency and minimize costs.

Navigating The Intricacies Of California Construction Defect Law

In California, allegations of construction defects are governed by the provisions of S.B. 800 (the "Right to Repair" or "Fix-It" statute). This statute establishes important prelitigation rights for both parties in construction law claims, giving builders the opportunity to respond to defect claims as well as the opportunity to make repairs. It also sets forth detailed procedural requirements that must be exhausted before a lawsuit can be filed in court. Construction defects or defective products that cause sudden and immediate losses, such as flooding or fire, are not subject to the S.B. 800 rules.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the statutes, procedural rules and case law governing construction defect claims. We provide experienced legal guidance in claims involving any type of alleged defect, whether latent or patent, such as:

  • Water intrusion from roofs, plumbing, windows or doors
  • Soil erosion and hydro-collapsible soil
  • Structural and concrete foundation problems
  • Cracking of drywall, stucco and concrete
  • Plumbing and sewer defects
  • Electrical defects
  • Defective products and strict product liability

We offer detailed counsel both during the prelitigation stage and in full-fledged litigation. Our lawyers understand the nuances entailed in complex defect claims involving multiple parties.

Contact Us | Construction Law Attorneys Serving Southern California And Nevada

To learn more about our construction defect practice, please contact us at 866-439-1295. The initial consultation is free of charge. With offices in Santa Ana and Las Vegas, we handle construction defect matters throughout California and Nevada.