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Construction Defect Litigation Print

McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, P.A. is highly skilled at handling all types of construction defect litigation. Under the direction of Douglas M. McIntosh, the  firm’s Construction Defect Division is well-positioned to defend a variety of construction-related claims. We are also able to provide guidance in areas such as Florida's Construction Lien Law, pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 713, as well as construction defect and delay claims, Chapter 558 notices, catastrophic damages claims and more.

Our working knowledge and expertise of the legal issues involving the construction industry enable us to effectively protect and defend the interests of our clients. The firm is able to address not only construction litigation issues, but also to provide expertise with respect to insurance coverage matters related to construction and professions in the construction industry.

We pride ourselves on conducting a detailed initial analysis and assessment of complicated construction claims in order to identify a client's potential exposure, and to address same using a comprehensive team approach featuring a blend of attorneys and support personnel with industry-specific expertise. We represent property owners, developers, homeowners, contractors and subcontractors, design professionals, and materials manufacturers, as well as companies which insure their interests.

Some of the firm’s major accomplishments include the following successful representations:

  • A products manufacturer in a $1,000,000 property damage claim in connection with a high-rise condominium project.
  • A pool contractor in a $500,000 property damage claim following a collapsed sea wall.
  • A general contractor in a $3,000,000 construction defect claim involving a mid-rise condominium project.
  • A developer in a wrongful death case involving a collapsed concrete forming shell.
  • A general contractor in a wrongful death and personal injury case involving allegations of an unsafe work site and OSHA violations.
  • Crane owners and operators in catastrophic death and injury claims.
  • Insurance, oversight and detailed coverage analyses of multiple-claimant and multiple-defendant construction defect or faulty workmanship claims, under primary and excess/umbrella, OCIP, CCIP or other insurance coverage plans.
  • The owner of a national restaurant chain in a $1,000,000 suit brought by a general contractor for additional compensation under construction contracts for the erection of two restaurants by obtaining a verdict exonerating the owner from any liability and awarding attorneys’ fees and costs.

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