Whether you’re renovating your home in North Miami Beach or buying a newly-built home from a developer, you’re likely dealing with contractors and maybe the subcontractors they hire.
While many contractors in North Miami Beach are skilled and stand by their work, the legal team at Flaxman Law Group has worked with far too many homeowners who have been injured or have been forced to live in an unsafe home due to contractor negligence. If a contractor completes shoddy work on your home and refuses to make it right, you do have legal options and you may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for your damages.
Don’t File Too Late!
In Florida, there are strict statutes of limitations on lawsuits against contractors, and these regulations can be complex. In lien cases, there is a statute of limitations of one year. In wrongful death cases, there is a two year statute of limitations and in the case of defective work or materials the statute of limitations is four years.
It is very difficult to file a claim after the statute of limitations, so if you notice any problems with your home’s renovations or your new home and the contractor is not addressing the issue or is not honoring any warranty you have, you may wish to contact an attorney sooner than later. Even if you think you have more time, statutes of limitations may sometimes overlap in complex cases, so it is best to seek legal representation as soon as it becomes evident the contractor is not serious
Challenges With Contractor Liability in North Miami Beach
Contractor liability claims in North Miami Beach usually require a skilled attorney because these cases are complex. One issue with a home can cause related problems and sometimes contractors refuse to take responsibility for the full scope of an issue. For example, if a contractor’s negligence causes a leak, that leak can cause mold, drywall damage, and extensive damage to the home. In some cases, the contractor will only agree to fix the leak, leaving the homeowner responsible for expensive mold removal and repairs.
Another issue is that liability can be complex. Contractors may work with developers, investment firms, subcontractors, homeowners’ associations, and others. In case of a claim, parties may allege liability rests with someone else.
In both these cases, working with a qualified attorney can help determine all liable parties. If you qualify for a legal claim, you can seek compensation for all damages and losses related to the defective work, including any damage the work has caused to your home and any injuries you may have sustained as a result.
If a contractor has completed unacceptable work and is giving you the run-around, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Miami Beach contractor liability claims attorney. Our team includes attorneys who specialize in property damage and personal injury claims, so we can help you understand whether you have a claim. We have more than 60 years of combined experience and have already secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs.