The Firm practices in all aspects of construction and scaffold law, coverage and litigation, including general labor and scaffold, absolute liability and the nuances of statutory labor law, OSHA and City Building Code, product liability, subsidence risk counseling, insurance and international matters. We have had substantial experience representing insured parties and insurers engaged in the construction, ladder and scaffold industries.
Construction Law deals with all aspects of the legal process, from the initial bidding on the project, to the negotiation and formation of the contracts or any other agreement. It also governs disputes between the parties involved in the construction process and industry. Construction projects are fertile breeding grounds for disputes, and claims are an inevitable part of the process. All matters related to the planning, financing and construction of any residential, commercial, or even large-scale infrastructure project (such as tunnels, airports, dams, or wind farms) may create the ground of a big dispute.
Both the owner and the contractor are required by law to act in good faith and very precise government laws, legal principles and procedures rule Construction Law. Denial of site access, thin brick cladding systems, construction defects and structural failures, inadequate project management and inspection, fire suppression systems, delay, late project completion, claims relating to Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) and other mechanical systems, breaches of fiduciary duty by Builder Sponsors and Boards of community Associations, sanitary sewer systems, wood siding, post-completion warranty claims, safety violations, and scaffolding accidents, are the most common disputes.
Standards set up by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulate the maintenance and operation of scaffolding, and how scaffolds must be set up in order to decrease the amount of accidents. Yet, the negligence by other employers or the dangerous conditions in various places of work may cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and fatalities each year. Falls may occur as the result of defective scaffold equipment or insufficient worker safety training. Moreover, broken scaffolding, scaffolding failure equipment, unstable scaffolding, or inadequate safety training may be some of the causes of injuries or death for window washers, bricklayers, painters, and carpenters.
Construction law can touch on many legal practice areas. The Firm practices in all aspects of construction and scaffold law, coverage and litigation, including general labor and scaffold, absolute liability and the nuances of statutory labor law, OSHA and City Building Code, product liability, subsidence risk counseling, insurance and international matters. We also handle issues arising under the Consumer Fraud Act, the Homebuilders Warranty Act, the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act or the Products Liability Act, among others.