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Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation

San Antonio Construction Litigation Attorneys

At the San Antonio Lang Law Firm P.C., our attorneys assist individual consumers, homeowners, small businesses, owners of property, who have disputes with or are dissatisfied with their builder, their contractor, or a subcontractor.

Few investments are as important as those involving property, whether it is a home or business. However, some construction companies don't follow through on their promises to use quality products or guarantee quality workmanship. Our construction litigation attorneys have experience representing homeowners in cases involving the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act and in construction disputes that are resolved through court, through the Texas Residential Construction Commission claims process, trial, or arbitration.

Here are some examples of the kinds of construction law cases our lawyers handle:

  • Construction defects
  • Poor construction
  • Poor workmanship
  • Mold claims
  • Foundation claims
  • Water penetration, including roof leaks, window leaks and foundation leaks
  • Structural defects
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Safety defects
  • Code violation
  • Breach of warranty
  • Breach of warranty of habitability
  • Abandonment of construction projects
  • Trust fund accounting

There are certain implied warranties under Texas law, such as the warranty of habitability. Express warranties are also given by the builders. As a result of legislative changes and the establishment of the TRCC Process, some homeowners effectively have a 12-month warranty on their home in which to assert claims for workmanship or defective materials.

Damages in construction litigation case may include diminished value of property, additional living expenses, restoration or remediation expenses, loss of use or increased cost of money or interest, loss of benefit of the bargain, expert fees, prejudgment interest, taxable court costs, attorneys fees, impairment of homestead rights, being subject to mechanics' liens and materialmen's liens and wrongful foreclosure. In a commercial construction case, you can also seek relocation costs.

Foundation Claims

No headache is greater for property owners than to discover problems with a building foundation. Cracked walls or ceilings and broken water pipes can be signs of an expensive problem beneath your feet, one that can send property values plummeting.

Our lawyers can evaluate whether you have rights and claims you can assert, if you are entitled to assert such rights or claims under a policy or the Texas Insurance Code. We regularly handle insurance suits to protect consumers' rights.

Water Penetration

Water can penetrate through roofs, through windows that are installed incorrectly or not properly sealed, and can penetrate up through the slab as well. If the foundation isn't properly prepared or constructed, the foundation can break. If there is a plumbing leak under the house, the soil can shift and the foundation undermined. If the soil isn't properly compacted to begin with, the foundation can move.

Contingency Fee Representation

Our lawyers handle most construction litigation cases on a contingency fee system. Under this system, no attorney fees are charged unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. We also seek to recover attorney fees from the opposing party.

Our Attorneys

Both Sylvan Lang is an experienced construction trial attorney who have represented both plaintiffs and construction companies. Representing both sides has given our lawyers a broader knowledge of the interests of both sides. We know how construction companies defend these cases and we also know their weaknesses.

Learn more: Read about the Texas Residential Construction Claims Process

Contact the San Antonio construction litigation attorneys at Lang Law Firm P.C.

The San Antonio construction litigation attorneys of Lang Law Firm P.C. represents clients throughout central and south Texas, including San Antonio, Universal City, Hondo, Seguin, New Braunfels, Devine, Bexar County, Comal County, Medina County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, and Atascosa County.

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, review our qualifications or call us to ask about our qualifications and experience.