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Construction Liability in NY

If there is a construction defect in your home, knowing who is liable for the damage can be difficult. A highly qualified attorney with experience in New York construction litigation can assist you in discovering who the liable parties are.

Following are frequently asked questions about construction liability:

Q: Why do I need a lawyer? Construction liability law in New York can be confusing. If you were injured or if there is design defect in your home or building, you deserve to be compensated. However, the builders and contractors you are up against will likely have a strong legal defense team. Attempting to find justice on your own is not only difficult, but your chances of success are slim. An experienced construction accident lawyer in NY has the knowledge and skill to fight for you and help you receive the reimbursement you are owed.

Q: Who is responsible for the construction defect in my house?
Depending on the circumstances, several individuals may be responsible for construction defects, including the following professionals:

  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Builders
  • Seller
  • Engineers
  • Product manufacturers


Q: What is the scaffold law? Labor Law Section 240, also known as the scaffold law, is designed to encourage contractors to adhere to strict safety regulations. This New York construction liability law assigns absolute responsibility of gravity-related accidents on construction sites to commercial property owners and contractors. However, private homeowners are excluded from the law.

Q: If the manufacturer is responsible, how much time do I have to file a lawsuit? You should contact an attorney skilled in New York construction defect litigation to make sure the statute of limitations for your injury has not run out. When the manufacturer is liable for your injuries, your case falls under products liability. Under the statute of limitations for products liability you have three years to file a lawsuit. Finding the person at fault for your injuries or construction defects can sometimes be an arduous task. Contact Altier & Vogt, LLC and speak to attorneys experienced in construction litigation in New York.

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From our office across from Penn Station, our New York City personal injury attorneys represent victims of construction injury throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Long Island. Contact our NY law firm for an honest evaluation of your construction injuries in NY. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay no legal fees unless we recover on your behalf.

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