For years, Florida homebuilders have struggled to keep up with demand. As such, some developers have decided to pursue quantity over quality when it comes to new home construction. Hasty homebuilding, whether it’s single-family homes or condominiums, can lead to mistakes – sometimes deadly ones.
If you or your family has suffered physical or economic injury due to construction defects, call the experienced attorneys at the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700. Your legal consultation is free.
Know Your Rights Under Florida Law
Under Florida law, a construct defect is any “deficiency in, or a deficiency arising out of, the design, specifications, surveying, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling of real property” resulting from, among other things, the failure to follow accepted trade standards for good and workmanlike construction.
The most dangerous defects have the capacity to fail, resulting in physical injury or damage to people or property. Other flaws, referred to as passive defects, can pose an economic danger to the property owner in the form of loss of use, diminution in value, and extra expenses incurred while defects are corrected.
As a homeowner, you have the right to bring legal action against homebuilders who prioritized their bottom line over your safety. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover damages for:
- physical injuries
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- lost property value
- expenses for correction of the construction defects
Time Limits for Construction Defect Lawsuits
Under Florida law, you only have a limited amount of time (referred to as the statute of limitations) to pursue a lawsuit for construction defects. Most construction defect lawsuits must be filed within four years of whichever event occurred most recently:
- Possession by the owner
- Issuance of certificate of occupancy
- Abandonment of the construction
- Completion or termination of the construction contract
For latent (hidden) defects, however, the statute of limitations begins running from the time the defect was discovered or should have been discovered.
These time limits will prevent you from filing a case after they have passed. It is important to consult an experienced construction attorney as soon as possible once you discover the possibility of a defect or are injured due to a construction defect. The sooner you contact the Romano Law Group, the better we can build your best case to recover the compensation you deserve.
Romano Law Group Fighting for Your Rights
You don’t have to live with your homebuilders’ mistakes. Fighting for your rights can seem daunting, but our construction defect lawyers have the knowledge and resources to take on powerful developers and homebuilders on behalf of hundreds of homeowners. We can help you fully understand your rights and pursue the necessary legal action, but you need to contact us as soon as possible.
Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for your free legal consultation. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping victims fight for their rights. We are proud of the verdicts and settlements we have achieved for those clients.
We serve clients throughout Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas of Florida.