Knowledgeable Attorneys Handle Your Construction Defect Claims in Scranton

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Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But it’s one that can quickly turn into a nightmare — and a costly one — when you discover that your house was poorly constructed or built with inferior materials.  The lawyers of Cognetti & Cimini understand what a huge undertaking it is to purchase a home. So before you do, you owe it to yourself and your family to know everything you can about it. One of the most overlooked aspects of purchasing any home is understanding how defects in construction of that home affect homebuyers.

If there is a construction defect present in your home, whether it’s new or existing construction, you need to know your rights. As soon as you discover a structural issue with your home,  contact our firm. Our staff and lawyers are ready to go to bat for you if you are the victim of potentially harmful construction defects.

What are construction defects, and how do they affect you?

A construction defect results when someone involved in the construction of your home acts improperly or fails to act at all. Construction defects can include:

  • Faulty design
  • Faulty construction
  • Substandard or defective materials
  • Inadequate site preparation
  • Site hazards or dangers

The parties who may be held liable for such defects include:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Material manufacturers

Anything else out of the homebuyer’s control that results in the building or structure not performing in a manner that can be reasonably expected can be considered a construction defect. We handle Scranton construction defects as well as construction accidents with commitment and compassion.

How can you tell if a defect exists?

There are several key questions we ask when determining if a condition in your home is a construction defect:

  • Were any building codes violated?
  • Were there any deviations from the plans and specifications?
  • Was the design and engineering done properly and to industry standards?
  • Was the construction performed in a reasonable and workmanlike manner according to the prevailing standards in the construction industry?
  • Does the condition cause the home to not meet the buyer’s reasonable expectations?

The lawyers at Cognetti & Cimini know that your home is more than a building — it’s your safe haven, where you and your family should feel secure. When that trust is violated by a construction defect, you deserve representation by a firm experienced in this area of litigation.

Contact a Scranton, PA construction defects claim attorneys for a free initial consultation

If you have recently purchased a home, or are about to do so, you owe it to yourself and your family to understand the potential construction defects you could be facing. Call The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini at 570-955-3251 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We handle your case on a contingency basis. Our Scranton office has flexible hours and is located near the federal courthouse, with plenty of parking available.