Construction Defects Lawyer

Get the best. When your building has problems, you need to call someone with experience who will fight for you.

Since 1999, the Jolly Law Firm and its team of construction lawyers, has successfully represented building owners throughout Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

We pride ourselves on conducting a detailed initial analysis and assessment of complicated construction claims in order to identify issues. We then address each issue with a comprehensive team approach featuring a blend of attorneys and experts with industry-specific expertise. Call us today, we can often offer a free evaluation of your building with our trained team.

The Jolly Law Firm Only Represents Building Owners

When you commit to a building project, inherent in that commitment is the right to have the work performed properly and in a timely manner. A failure in the process can lead to a poorly constructed project and diminished value in the property. The property rights of the owner and the integrity of the investment are often left in the dust of the contractor moving along to the next project.

Our firm represents property owners exclusively. We hold general contractors, architects, engineers, and project managers to task for their actions. We are called on across Texas by owners who seek help due to construction and project issues that have arisen during or after project completion.

Building Issues? You Need a Team That Knows What to Look For

Construction defect cases are rarely simple. In fact, more often than not, they are complex, both legally and factually. They demand comprehensive knowledge not only of the applicable law, but also of the construction industry and construction operations.

Problems in commercial building projects are caused by many factors and some are sometimes hidden from sight by other work on the project. Building construction defects can rapidly diminish the value of your building, shorten the life span of the building, cause a building to consume an inordinate amount of energy and cost, and create an uncomfortable and undesirable space for the occupants. Identifying construction defects and utilizing the appropriate legal action requires years of experience and success.

Many construction defects are not easily detected by non-experts.

However, there are symptoms of problems to be on the lookout for, such as:

  • Window leaks
  • Roof leaks
  • Stained or cracked drywall
  • Ponding
  • Standing water in basements or crawl spaces
  • Soil heave or settlement
  • Cracked foundations, slabs or flatwork
  • Inoperable windows or doors
  • Cracked or settling asphalt
  • Insufficient heating or air conditioning
  • Electrical problems
  • Leaks within the building
  • Stained ceiling tiles
  • Structural framing deficiencies
  • Fire alarm issues
  • Poor design

Any of these can be indicative of a much larger problems. Often times the issue that you can see is a telltale sign of a much larger issue that you cannot see, in some cases a safety issue.

What Should You Do If You Discover a Defect?

If you find or even suspect a construction defect, the best approach is to have it investigated by a professional. We will perform a free investigation for an initial evaluation. We pride ourselves on conducting a detailed initial analysis and assessment of complicated construction claims in order to identify issues. We then address each issue with a comprehensive team approach featuring a blend of attorneys and experts with industry-specific expertise.

By choosing the most appropriate legal action, our legal team can ensure you have the strongest possible chance of getting the compensation you require.

Do Not Delay, Your Rights to Recover Are Time Sensitive

Always remember that your ability to make a claim is controlled by the statutes of limitations. Once those dates have passed, it will be too late to recover for missed defects.

No Cost To You Unless We Win

Our lawyers handle most construction litigation cases on a contingency fee system. Under this system, no attorney fees are charged unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. We also seek to recover attorney fees from the opposing party.

Call Us and Let Us Fight for You

The attorneys at our law firm are strong advocates for building owner’s rights. If you are a building owner and your contractor, architect and/or engineer refuses to repair and remedy construction deficiencies, we are prepared to fight on your behalf. Whatever your case may entail and whatever the circumstances surrounding your construction problems, our experienced construction attorneys make it a point to fully evaluate your case and thoroughly vet your available options.