Who Is Liable Construction Defect Accident?
If you are injured or a loved one has lost their lives as a result of faulty or negligently constructed building or bridge, it is important to contact an experienced trial attorney who can help you determine who is accountable and liable for the accident. Expert engineers are necessary to evaluate the site and the process. This can be a complex process and can actually involve multiple companies and entities who are responsible. They potentially include the following:
- Site owners
- Construction Companies
- Contractors (including prime contractors and subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers—Sometimes an accident can occur not because the equipment was not properly maintained but because it was faulty to begin with.
- Architects/engineers—The individuals who designed a new building are also liable if their design is not up to code and an injury occurs as a result. For instance, if a building is not structurally sound because of the architects’ design and the building collapses on the workers, then the architect who designed the building can be held liable for the injury. If these individuals also do not follow proper protocol in the site safety inspection, then they may be held liable for any accidents.
Wolf & Pravato, PA takes on complex negligent construction cases to help the victims and their families and to also to ensure that tragic accidents do not get repeated.