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Construction Defects

Construction Defect Defense Attorneys in West Virginia

Protecting contractors and property owners from tort liability

Contractors and property managers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky know better than anyone else that keeping a building safe and up to code is a challenge. Yet, they may be identified as defendants if an on-the-job injury occurs at a property they manage or where they performed construction work. Our attorneys at Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe understand how disruptive these types of legal issues can be for contractors and property owners, in addition to the effect the potential for liability can have on small- and medium-sized businesses. Our lawyers work closely with clients to design litigation strategies that are compatible with their goals and expectations. We make it a priority to reach cost-effective resolutions when appropriate but are also prepared to take cases to trial when it appears to be in their best interests.

Construction defects in on-the-job injury cases

Because the workers’ compensation laws in most states prevent injured workers from suing their employers, plaintiffs’ attorneys in work injury cases are always on the lookout for potentially liable third parties. And property managers and construction contractors are prime targets. If injured workers can prove that a construction defect contributed to their injuries, they can sue the contractor or property manager for amounts far in excess of what workers’ compensation provides.

Construction defects in slip-and-fall cases

When business owners in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky or other states are sued for slip-and-fall injuries, it is common for them to attempt to assert third party liability claims against contractors, landlords, and property managers to recoup some of their loses. While landlords enjoy many protections against this type of liability, there are still some circumstances in which they have some exposure. Contractors, on the other hand, have broader exposure to liability under these circumstances. Moreover, this liability can arise many years after the work was completed, with statutes of repose keeping contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and elsewhere exposed for up to seven years after completion of the work and contractors exposed for up to 10 years.

With a nationally known insurance defense and litigation practice, Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe attorneys successfully defend many contractors, landlords, property management companies and their insurers against these types of claims. We understand the applicable building codes and standards, and we work with a network of respected and thorough engineers, safety experts and construction consultants to gather the evidence necessary to efficiently resolve these cases on behalf of the contractors and property owners we represent.

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe provides defense for property owners and contractors

With our ability to draw on the diverse talents of a multidisciplinary team of attorneys, Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe is uniquely well suited to defend contractors and property managers against allegations of injury due to construction defects in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and other states. Call us at 304-344-0100 or contact us online to begin a relationship with a law firm that is nationally recognized for experience and quality while remaining dedicated to its community and employees.

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