HANDLING YOUR PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM
At Murray Law Group, we understand that a successful construction project relies on the diligent efforts of various professionals. From architects and engineers to general contractors and designers, each team member must adhere to a certain standard of care to ensure the project progresses smoothly. Regrettably, construction professionals may not always exercise due diligence, particularly when they lack adequate training and resources. A small oversight or a faulty design could compromise the entire project when the stakes are high.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED NEGLIGENCE?
Professional negligence occurs when an individual with specialized knowledge or skill in a particular discipline fails to act with the same level of care that a reasonably-prudent person in their field would provide when rendering services. This standard of care varies widely depending on the specific circumstances and the individual's profession.
Under the law, professionals owe a duty of care when offering services, meaning they must deliver their services in accordance with the appropriate standard of care. Breaches to this duty may lead to legal action from the client.
Some common types of professional negligence in construction include:
- Architect Negligence: Many professional negligence cases in construction involve faulty building designs that do not comply with safety regulations or meet the needs of contractors and users. In such situations, the project’s architect is often the primary party at fault. Tragically, some design flaws may not become apparent until years after construction has been completed.
- General Contractor Negligence: Professional negligence can arise in any aspect of a construction project, not just design. Inexperienced general contractors are often responsible for project delays or subpar quality. Likewise, management may be held liable for inadequate employee performance, and financial specialists for serious risk oversight.
- Engineer Negligence: Engineers perform various roles in a construction project, including collaborating on blueprints and designs with architects, reporting costs, procuring machinery, and assisting in risk management. Due to their multifaceted involvement, engineers are also prone to making significant errors, particularly when inadequately trained or inexperienced.
- Financial Specialist Negligence: Construction defects are not the sole consequence of professional negligence. A financial specialist's negligence can also cause problems, such as financial losses, unreasonable delays, record misrepresentation and omissions, violation fines, and failure to adequately manage risk.
- Other Contractors: Given the large number of parties involved in a construction project, professional negligence cases may encompass several individuals across various industries and professions. Negligent construction professionals may include accountants, financial advisers, solicitors, barristers, surveyors, and project managers.
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Deciding to pursue a professional negligence claim can be daunting. To safeguard your rights and your business throughout the process, it is essential to seek legal assistance. At Murray Law Group, our skilled attorneys can guide you through the process and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your claim issues. Connect with Murray Law Group at 1-855-269-4317 today for a free consultation.