Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Construction Defect Lawyer

Construction Defect

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In California, one of the issues that are often faced by many homeowners, as well as those who work in the construction trade is the possibility for construction defect lawsuits. These lawsuits come about when any condition occurs within the building or in the common area that can reduce the value and in some cases, the safety of the property. If you are facing this type of situation, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We can assist you in compiling the information necessary to go through with the construction defect case and in seeking a positive outcome in your behalf.

There are several different types of construction defects that may be recognized in the state of California. One of those defects occurs when an issue is in place due to workmanship, design or materials that are used in the building. This covers a broad range of issues that may occur in the building, including leaks or cracks in the slab, issues with the roof or windows leaking, stucco deficiencies, improper landscaping and irrigation, structural failure, collapse, defective wiring, defective plumbing and inadequate environmental controls. In some cases, you may also have a case for construction defect if there is insufficient sound protection or insulation or if the firewall protection is inadequate.

Another type of construction defect involves issues with the earth on the property. If the earth settles, causing issues to the property or the building on the property, it could be a case for construction defect. Landslides may also be considered in these types of cases. Earth movement can often be a catastrophic problem and structural failures can result, not only in financial loss but in personal injury as well. Even minor cases of Earth movement can result in cracks in the walls, slabs, foundations and ceilings. It may also disrupt your access to private and public utilities.

In order to move forward with a construction defect case, it is necessary for you to prove that such a defect exists. This often requires hiring an independent expert that has the education, experience and training necessary for the job. If your construction defect case goes to court, they are going to provide expert testimony as to the cause of the defect and the extent of the issues that are associated with it. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to consult with an attorney before you hire an expert. This will help to keep the costs at a minimum and will also provide some protection of the information that is being provided.

In some cases, the builder or developer is going to offer to make any necessary repairs before the construction defect case goes to court. This is more likely to occur if you have an attorney who is representing you. They will be able to discuss the situation with you and with the builder or developer. You can use Williams & Javellana, LLPĀ to act in your behalf and to ensure that everything is done properly.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015