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Chicago Construction Defect Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Chicago Construction Defects and Building Code Violations

Construction defects include deficiencies in the design, planning, or construction of a building structure. In some cases, construction defects will lead to a reduction in property value, but in other cases, a construction defect can cause devastating accidents, injuries, and even deaths.

The Chicago construction accident lawyers at Dworkin and Maciariello focus on helping the victims of construction accidents, including those caused by a construction defect, obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries and damages. If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a construction defect, contact our office toll-free at (888) 877-2923 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your construction accident injuries.

Types of Construction Defects

Construction defects can involve a wide range of problems, such as:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Structural defects
  • Heating, electrical, and mechanical defects
  • Defective construction materials
  • Foundation defects
  • Water seepage and faulty drainage
  • Engineering or design defects
  • Toxic mold
  • Water leaks
  • Toxic soil
  • Gaseous chemical emissions
  • Unsafe porches and balconies

Chicago Building Code Violations

Building codes are designed to prevent construction defects, and to keep people and structures safe. Although construction accidents can occur even if there were no building code violations, if building code provisions are ignored or violated, it often points to an inherent construction defect.

Construction accidents caused by a construction defect or building code violation can result in premises liability for the property owner since property owners and managers are obligated to maintain safe buildings and structures. Because construction accidents caused by defects and building code violations involve complex issues regarding liability of the general contractor, subcontractors, and property owner, it is important to consult with an attorney who can assess the various sources of liability.

At Dworkin and Maciariello, our Chicago construction accident lawyers focus on helping accident and injury victims protect and assert their legal rights to financial recovery. As such, we are well-versed in a wide variety of causes of action, including personal injury, worker’s compensation, premises liability, and product liability. After undergoing a detailed factual investigation into the construction accident, we will conduct a comprehensive legal analysis to determine all appropriate sources of liability.

Money Damages for Construction Defects

Depending on the cause of the construction defect and the extent of the damages and injuries, you may be able to recover medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering. At Dworkin and Maciariello, our Chicago construction accident lawyers will fight for the maximum recovery possible following your construction accident.

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a construction defect, contact our office at (312) 754-8775 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your construction accident injuries.

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