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Contractor Negligence

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Construction Defects Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV

Nevada law establishes a standard of care professionals must meet when providing services. If these standards are breached, the client may take legal action. Professional negligence can occur in any area of a construction project — not just design. In particular, inexperienced general contractors are commonly responsible for rushing projects to completion, substandard workmanship, and buildings not being up to code.

Contractor negligence can injure a building’s inhabitants and construction site workers and cause expensive property damage. If you’ve suffered damages due to a contractor’s professional negligence, our construction defects law firm can help you pursue commensurate compensation for your losses.

Contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to request a free, no-obligation case consultation with one of our experienced professional negligence attorneys!

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What Is Contractor Negligence?

Contractor negligence occurs when a contractor fails to act with the same level of care a reasonably prudent professional in their line of work uses when rendering services. Should another party suffer damages due to a contractor’s professional negligence, they may seek legal action in pursuit of compensation for their losses. Contactor liability is outlined in Nevada Revised Statutes § 40.640 (2020), which states: “In a claim to recover damages resulting from a constructional defect, a contractor is liable for the contractor’s acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of the contractor’s agents, employees or subcontractors…”

Examples Of Contractor Negligence

There are a plethora of ways in which a contractor may behave negligently or recklessly and place risk on the contractor’s agents, the home/business’ inhabitants, and the property itself. A few common examples of contractor negligence include the following.

  • Defective Construction
  • Inadequate Supervision Of Workers
  • Negligent Selection Of Workers
  • Cutting Corners
  • Reckless Behavior
  • Failure To Follow Safety Procedures
  • Failure To Provide Workers With Safety Equipment
  • Failure To Acquire Necessary Permits

Compensable Damages

There are several economic damages claimants can seek compensation for from liable contractors depending upon the specifics of their case. Some common damages claimants may pursue compensation for include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Attorneys Fees
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • And More

How Our Professional Negligence Lawyers Can Help

Professionals who act carelessly fail to deliver on their services and put the well-being of their clients at risk. With years of experience resolving construction-related disputes inside and outside of court, a construction defect lawyer with our Las Vegas law firm can help you achieve a favorable settlement. To ensure that your rights are protected throughout your case, speak with a construction litigation lawyer at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP. Contact us today to request a free case consultation!

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