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Types of construction defects that can lead to legal claims

It is no secret that defective products have the potential to cause great harm to consumers. An airbag that fails to deploy can fail to protect a person in a car accident; a child's toy made with toxic materials can cause serious illness or injury; a kitchen appliance that catches on fire without warning can lead to devastating property damage.

These are all types of defects that people are often familiar with. However, there are other types of dangerous defective products that can go unnoticed. And they could be lurking inside your very own home. 

Construction defects can be found in homes across Florida, and they include deficient materials used in repairing, reconstructing, constructing or remodeling. Unfortunately, some homeowners don't know that the following actions can result in construction defects, as noted in Florida statutes.

  • The use of defective materials, components or products in the construction or repair of a home
  • Remodeling or construction jobs that are not in compliance with applicable codes.
  • Property design failures that are not approved by the government and/or are not in compliance with professional standards of care
  • Failure to use approved and accepted trade standards

These actions can lead to serious problems like flooding, structural damage, exposure to toxic materials and foundation failures that jeopardize a home and the safety of its occupants.

In order to file a legal claim, you will need to connect a problem to one of the above-mentioned legal violations. You will also need to identify the party responsible for that violation and calculate any damages that have been suffered as a result of the defect.

This can all sound overwhelming, and it often is, especially when people are also dealing with unsafe homes and potential relocation. This is why it can be so important for people who suspect a defect in their home to consult an attorney as soon as possible. A legal representative can make it much easier for homeowners to navigate the legal system and build a claim seeking compensation.

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