Construction Accident / Construction Defect

In this ever expanding area of law, our Construction Accident and Construction Defect practice group has gained unparalleled experience in each facet of construction litigation, representing owners, developers, builders, contractors, architects, engineers and other licensed professionals. The breadth of our representation of these clients includes construction defect claims, construction site injuries, property damage and delay claims.

Throughout our twenty five year history of litigating construction defect cases, our team has successfully represented clients involving claims of negligent design, engineering, and construction in matters ranging from individual residential units to large scale community and commercial developments and class actions. We are frequently called on to represent our clients because of our years of experience with the appropriate BOCA, IBC, IRC and NAHB standards, the NFPA installation and maintenance codes and NORA guidelines, along with our successful representation of clients faced with claims under the Consumer Fraud Act and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

Accidents and bodily injury claims are often an unfortunate consequence of the construction industry. These losses are frequently catastrophic. Our construction accident lawyers have exhibited the expertise to properly evaluate and defend construction accident claims of every magnitude. These matters also typically involve the interplay between state tort law and state and federal regulations. We navigate the waters of statutory employer defenses, OSHA regulations, and the New York Labor Law on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, and project owners to provide our clients with the most aggressive yet efficient representation possible.

Intertwined with a construction defect or construction accident lawsuit is the interrelationship between the insurance and contractual issues underlying the claims of liability and damages. Proper evaluation of the competing claims for defense, indemnification, and additional insured coverage is at the forefront of every analysis. Risk transfer to the appropriate party is as critical to our clients as is every other aspect of our strategic litigation defense plan.

Our experience has taught us that Construction Defect and Construction Accident claims are best managed from the moment the event occurs. We use our litigation experience to develop a comprehensive plan to immediately respond to these events and begin a thorough investigation. This immediate response can ensure that important information and physical evidence is secured, and key personnel are identified and interviewed to preserve the most complete and accurate record of the events, which is critical to a successful defense should that need arise.

Not every claim and client is best served by protracted litigation. Very often, clients express concerns related to the cost and exposure associated with this process. Construction litigation increasingly involves the use of methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution. We have decades of experience in recognizing these concerns, thus enabling us to recommend alternatives such as private arbitrations/mediations and to select the correct mediator and experts to achieve the best results for our clients in these alternative forums.

Information and referrals concerning Construction Accident / Construction Defect matters should be directed to Michael Kosar, Esquire at mkosar@moodklaw.com.

 

  • Miguel Aguilo-Seara
    Miguel Aguilo-Seara
  • John K. Arias
    John K. Arias
  • Patricia H. Beall
    Patricia H. Beall
    Maryland
  • Daniel R. Bentz
    Daniel R. Bentz
    Pittsburgh
  • Sarah C. Boehme
    Sarah C. Boehme
  • Amanda N. Chiarello
    Amanda N. Chiarello
  • Joan D. Daly
    Joan D. Daly
    Philadelphia
  • Stephen P. Dodd
    Stephen P. Dodd
  • Sydney A. Fetten
    Sydney A. Fetten
    New York
  • Daniel D. Flynn
    Daniel D. Flynn
  • Eileen M. Ford
    Eileen M. Ford
    Delaware
  • Jordan D. Freeman
    Jordan D. Freeman
  • Mark G. Giannotti
    Mark G. Giannotti
    Philadelphia
  • Bonnie S. Goldman
    Bonnie S. Goldman
    New York
  • David Gorelick
    David Gorelick
    Westchester County
  • David P. Helwig
    David P. Helwig
    Pittsburgh
  • Alexandra Hilton
    Alexandra Hilton
  • Jacob N. Holden
    Jacob N. Holden
  • Preston C. Holmes
    Preston C. Holmes
  • John J. Hopwood
    John J. Hopwood
    New York
  • Kathy O. Ibitoye
    Kathy O. Ibitoye
  • Geri D. Jaffee
    Geri D. Jaffee
    New Jersey
  • Erica C. Johnson
    Erica C. Johnson
    Philadelphia
  • Thomas J. Johanson
    Thomas J. Johanson
    Philadelphia
  • Michael A. Kosar
    Michael A. Kosar
    New Jersey
  • Mary M. Labaree
    Mary M. Labaree
    Philadelphia
  • Lynn Abelson Liebman
    Lynn Abelson Liebman
  • Anne Marie Lombardo
    Anne Marie Lombardo
    Philadelphia
  • David E. Madden
    David E. Madden
  • Joel M. Maxwell
    Joel M. Maxwell
    New York
  • Casey G. McCurdy
    Casey G. McCurdy
    Philadelphia
  • Marci D. Mitkoff
    Marci D. Mitkoff
    New York
  • Patricia Moreland
    Patricia Moreland
    Philadelphia
  • Nicole M. Mulhern
    Nicole M. Mulhern
    New Jersey
  • Michael J. Notartomas
    Michael J. Notartomas
    New Jersey
  • Kevin J. O’Brien
    Kevin J. O’Brien
    Philadelphia
  • Daniel O’Hara
    Daniel O’Hara
  • Joseph M. O’Neill
    Joseph M. O’Neill
    Philadelphia
  • Richard A. Ochran
    Richard A. Ochran
  • J. Mark Pecci, II
    J. Mark Pecci, II
    Philadelphia
  • Thomas M. Pié
    Thomas M. Pié
    Pittsburgh
  • Craig J. Renitsky
    Craig J. Renitsky
    Philadelphia
  • Frank M. Rizzo
    Frank M. Rizzo
  • Ashley N. Rodgers
    Ashley N. Rodgers
    Pittsburgh
  • James M. Skelly
    James M. Skelly
    New York
  • Michael V. Slivjak
    Michael V. Slivjak
    New Jersey
  • Carol M. Tempesta
    Carol M. Tempesta
    Westchester County
  • Marina Tricorico
    Marina Tricorico
  • Benjamin J. Tursi
    Benjamin J. Tursi
    Philadelphia
  • Michael E. Tuttle
    Michael E. Tuttle
  • Joanna Zwosta
    Joanna Zwosta
    New York City