You've been in construction for a long time. You take pride in your work. You do the best you can and make sure you are using quality materials. Then, it happened; a few months or years after finishing a project, you are accused of using defective supplies and are being sued for damages. Construction litigation of this kind is all too common in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
The problem with construction defect claims is that product defects are not always known to contractors when they are working on a project. These are issues that may not be known for some time, but contractors can still be held accountable for using said materials -- as can the manufacturer. It may be difficult to prove that you were not aware of material defects.
Another issue with construction defect claims is validity. Is the claim coming because there is actually a problem, or is the claim the result of an unhappy consumer? Not all claims are filed for valid reasons, but proving that to be the case may be a challenge.
Construction litigation can take time to resolve and can get expensive. If you find yourself accused of using defective supplies and being sued for compensation, you can take steps to resolve the issue in a way that may result in minimal damage to you and your company. A Wisconsin-based construction litigation can help you whether you choose to settle the issue out of court or fight the accusations in court. To learn more about how an attorney can be of assistance to you, please visit our firm's website.