Construction Defects, Geo-technical Defects, and Environmental Claims

Property, building, and environmental problems can stem from a variety of sources including faulty construction, structural defects, underlying property conditions, or environmental hazards.

To effectively represent clients in these areas, lawyers must have the ability to understand building construction and geo-technical issues, including such details as the mechanics of water flow, how soils react under certain conditions and the nature and properties of different kinds of rock.

Our environmental torts lawyers have frequently worked closely with architects and engineers, and other professionals in the construction and geo-technical fields. Our experience includes:

  • Representing the purchaser of a 300,000 square foot warehouse that suffered a collapse, as well as rock falls that had to be remediated and stabilized to prevent deterioration. The matter was resolved at trial for over $13 million dollars.
  • Bringing suit on behalf of the Board of Managers and unit owners of a condominium project against developers and contractors to recover damages resulting from structural defects in three buildings. The units had water leaks, lack of insulation, and brick deterioration. Damages were collected in the amount of approximately $3 million dollars.
  • If you are experiencing problems as a result of geo-technical or environmental issues, the environmental claims lawyers at Trief & Olk may be able to help you. Please contact us today for more information or to discuss your situation.