Boston Construction Litigation Lawyer

Your home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make, and it keeps your loved ones protected. If your home has a construction defect, you may wonder what your legal options are and what recourse you have for recovery from the parties responsible.

Sweeney Merrigan Law is proud to offer contingent fees on litigation involving construction, helping homeowners associations and condominium owners find resolutions to their construction defect cases. Our team works with clients to solve their construction litigation needs and to resolve issues under applicable insurance policies. We partner with professionals throughout our community, from architects to engineers and contractors, who provide their expertise and help us identify the extent of the damage to your property.

What Is a Contingency Fee Basis?

In a contingency fee agreement, a client only owes an attorney fees if the attorney prosecutes a case successfully. We use this arrangement in cases where clients can claim money for damages – for example, in the case of personal injury or product defect.

In a typical contingency fee arrangement, a lawyer will agree to claim a fixed percentage of what he or she can recover for a client. You’ll reach an agreement about the percentage before pursuing the case. If you and your attorney win the case, the attorney’s fees will come out of your claim. If you lose, on the other hand, you’ll owe your attorney nothing.

The main advantage of a contingency fee agreement is its low risk for the client. It also leads lawyers to be selective about the kinds of cases they accept and agree to litigate.

Contingency Fees in Construction Litigation

A construction litigation case begins with a review of applicable insurance policies. Our law firm has years of experience in interpreting and evaluating home insurance policies. If we take your case, we review policies involving all parties involved in constructing your home – developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, designers, and material suppliers. This gives us an idea of who can repair the damages to your home or condominium.

In our years practicing construction litigation law, we’ve discovered that community and homeowner associations generally don’t have the capital to pay for hourly attorney’s fees. This problem may be exacerbated by the fact that we often have to pay expert witnesses for testimony, and associations are often underfunded. That’s why we’ve created alternative fee arrangement programs. We’re proud of our contingent litigation program and the services it allows us to offer our clients.

We offer a range of alternative payment options tailored to the best interests of our clients. Through our exclusive program, we can meet the needs of our community and efficiently resolve construction matters, making our city a safer place to live.

Types of Construction Litigation

Major building projects such as condominium communities and subdivisions are notoriously complex. We understand that defects can occur throughout any part of the construction process, including:

  • A home’s defect may lie in the inherent design of the structure. In this case, we talk to architects and builders to assess any claims of negligence and to claim insurance money to pay for damages.
  • Damage to a home or condominium may be the result of shoddy construction. We research and pinpoint the origin of the breakdown by reviewing insurance policies from contractors and subcontractors.

We work diligently with clients and insurance companies to resolve disputes and get homeowner’s associations the resources that they need to repair damage to their properties. Our contingency fee formula allows us to help more people in our communities, creating safer places for your loved ones to thrive. To learn more about our contingency fee construction litigation options, contact us. The initial consultation is always free.