Almost any condition that reduces the value of a home, condominium, or common area can be legally recognized as a construction defect in design or workmanship, or a defect related to landslide settlement conditions.
In most cases, you will need to hire the services of an expert who has the necessary training, education and experience to give testimony in court as to the cause of a construction defect. For example, if your roof leaks, an expert architect who has designed effective roofs, evaluated other leaky roofs and knows how roofs should be built would be in a good position to testify as to why your roof leaks. And while a general contractor can adequately repair a damaged roof, he is not the best person to act as your expert. Your defective construction lawyer cannot, in most cases, prove his case against the developer unless he has a qualified expert. Experts are available in nearly every aspect of residential construction.
Toxic molds such as penicillium, stachybotrys, cladosporium, aspergillus, and black mold can cause indoor air quality problems leading to allergies and sickness. Toxic mold and black mold have become a huge problem for homeowners and insurance companies. Toxic threads can penetrate many materials, but especially common building materials such as drywall, wallboard, and wallpaper, all of which contain organic materials that are good sources of nutrients. Molds generally require a water source, nutrients and an appropriate temperature for growth. One of the best ways to find out if your home has toxic mold or black mold is to have it tested.
Symptoms of toxic mold poisoning can include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory loss or increased difficulty in remembering
- Runny nose
- Frequent bloody nose
- Coughing resulting in sore chest/lungs
- Skin redness/rashes
If you or your family has noticed health problems that even remotely could be a result of toxic mold, get proper testing immediately. If you have suffered an injury, the attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.