Construction Defect Results in $165,000.00 Settlement

Randolph H. Wolf Settles Construction Defect Case Against Contractor and Subcontractor for $165,000.00

Randolph H. Wolf recently settled a construction defect case involving a defective handicapped ramp. The case involved a handicapped ramp located at a theater in New Jersey. The subcontractor built the ramp 5” narrower than what was called for in the construction documents. Additionally, the ramp – which contained an 8” drop off at the landing – did not have handrails or any other form of edge protection.

The ramp, as built, violated numerous applicable building codes in New Jersey such as the Barrier Free Subcode as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our client was a wheelchair-bound, elderly man. As he was exiting the theater using the subject ramp, he fell of off the edge of the ramp and sustained serious injury. Just recently, Randolph H. Wolf settled the case against the contractor and subcontractor for $165,000.00.

Construction defects can be present on a wide range of structures – from homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes to businesses. Faulty construction can lead to accidents, injuries, and property damage. Construction defects can be caused by the following:

  • The use of inferior or dangerous or toxic materials
  • Building code violations;
  • Faulty construction;
  • Reliance on unskilled contractors or subcontractors; and
  • Poor planning and design.

Construction defect litigation requires a high level of professionalism and understanding. Litigation often hinges on technical interpretation of design specifications, production specifications, and engineering decisions. It also requires an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that exist between the design professional, the owner, the contractor, and the subcontractor. Randolph H. Wolf consults with the best engineers, design professionals, and others in the industry to ensure that we have developed a detailed and thorough understanding of what happened as well as what could have been done to prevent it.

Serious personal injury claims can arise from a variety of construction defects, including:

  • Building collapse;
  • Handicap accessibility violations;
  • Balcony or deck failures;
  • Bleacher collapse;
  • Falling ice;
  • Private roadway failures; and
  • Other structural defect accidents.

An experienced construction defect attorney can get the compensation you are entitled to. Randolph H. Wolf has extensive experience litigating construction defect cases. If you suspect a construction defect caused or contributed to your injury, contact Randolph H. Wolf today at 732-741-4448 for a free case evaluation.