Construction & Real Estate Defects

Construction & Real Estate Defect Attorneys in Sherman Oaks

Protecting Your Rights & Investment Across Southern California

When purchasing or leasing a home, lot or commercial property, property owners and tenants are entitled to a certain level of security and peace of mind when it comes to the overall soundness of the structure and the land on which it stands. Construction and real estate defect laws are available to hold developers, contractors, and landlords accountable for inadequate maintenance, inspection, design and construction of buildings for both residential and commercial use.

Schimmel & Parks, APLC has substantial expertise representing clients in disputes with contractors, builders, and developers on developments of all sizes, both private and public. This breadth of experience gives our Los Angeles civil litigation attorneys an edge in helping our clients pursue their rights or investigate or pursue their claims in such cases.

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Types of Construction Defects

There are many ways for construction defects to manifest in a building or structure, including:

  • Cracked or crumbling stucco
  • Electrical problems
  • Foundation defects and structural cracking
  • Window leaks
  • Water intrusion
  • Plumbing problems and drainage issues
  • Wood rot
  • Mold
  • Roof leaks

In addition to construction defect issues, property owners may also have claims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud related to the sale of their property. Responsible entities may include the developer, contractor, architect or engineer, third-party suppliers/subcontractors or real estate professionals. No matter how complex the transaction, Schimmel & Parks, APLC can help determine your rights and investigate all potential resources and accountable parties.

Managing Catastrophic Property Loss

Living in California, property owners face significant risks of catastrophic loss. Given these risks, property owners must often pursue claims for recovery from insurers or from entities that contribute to the exacerbation of mass disasters, whether naturally occurring or manmade, such as:

  • Wildfires
  • Earthquakes
  • Fallen electrical poles
  • Hillside failures and slope collapse

Natural disasters can be devastating to personal property and Schimmel & Parks, APLC has in-depth experience helping property owners navigate the labyrinth of property and liability insurance policies and situations where governmental authorities or private parties may have contributed to the catastrophe.

Schimmel & Parks, APLC: Fresh Perspectives & Maximized Benefits

At Schimmel & Parks, we approach each construction defect and real estate case from a fresh perspective, striving to maximize the benefits to our clients. With years of personal and professional experience in the construction industry, we are skilled in handling cases of every size and type, from single-family homes to large commercial developments.

In addition to helping our clients obtain the compensation to which they are entitled, we also believe in going the extra mile to see the process through to the end, connecting clients with reputable professionals who can help them make repairs and salvage their investment. When it comes to construction and real estate defect law, Schimmel & Parks, APLC will aggressively and thoroughly pursue the favorable outcome you deserve.

For more information about our high-quality legal services, please contact us without delay.

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Proven Success in State & Federal Courts

With plenty of experience and an impressive track record of success to back it up, we are known for our ability to secure favorable results on behalf of our clients in trial, appellate, state, and federal courts.

View Our Successes

Recent Insurance Bad Faith Result

$ 150,000,000

Obtained more than $150 million in recovery for policyholders victimized by insurance bad faith practices following Northridge Earthquake.

Recent Class Action Result

$ 23,000,000

Obtained $23 million judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

Recent Insurance Bad Faith Result

$ 4,000,000

Recovery of more than $4 million in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

Recent Employment Law Result

$ 3,650,000

Obtained $3.65 million recovery on behalf of joint venture partner in partnership dispute.

Recent Personal & Catastrophic Injury Result

$ 3,300,000

Recovered $3.3 million on behalf of residents of mobile home park when property defects led to flooding.