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Construction Defect Attorneys in Nevada

Our lawyers at Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa represent property owners in disputes with builders, designers, contractors, and developers when construction defects exist. If your home or business is affected by serious defects that the builder won’t, or can’t repair, you have the right to recover your losses by filing a claim or taking legal action.

Call Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa for a free case evaluation. 775-322-3666.

Protecting Your Home, Business, and Real Estate Investments

We are advocates for construction defects victims in Nevada and Northern California and we want to help you protect your home, your real estate investments, and your dreams.

We understand that real estate is one of the largest and most important investments most people make. When you purchase a new home or investment property, you depend on the builder, his representatives, and the licensed contractors to deliver a product that meets the standards set by Nevada and California law, lives up to the promises made, and is safe and structurally sound. When significant defects exist, you have a right to have them fixed. We can help.

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Your Rights and Responsibilities When Residential Construction Defects Exist

Under Nevada law, you are entitled to have your home restored to the condition it should have been in when your builder completed construction and transferred ownership. To assert your right to repair, restore, or recover damages, specific guidelines must be followed.

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  • You are required to provide legal notice to the builder and allow him/her /it one final opportunity to make effective and proper repairs.
  • These repairs must be performed in accordance with any applicable building codes.
  • Repairs cannot increase the maintenance burden you would have faced had your home been properly constructed.
  • The builder cannot ask you to sign a release of liability.
  • If the builder refuses to perform the repairs, if the repairs are inadequate, or repairs cannot be made, you maintain your rights to further pursue claims.

Common Types of Construction Defects in Nevada

Although some types of construction defects are apparent right away, others may not be so obvious. In fact, most defects don’t become apparent until three to five years after construction was completed. Some issues, such as plumbing and soils defects, may not appear until years six through ten. Some of the more common types of construction defect cases our attorneys handle include:

• Cracked slabs or foundations
• Defective stucco
• Water intrusion
• Defective soils conditions
• Electrical and plumbing problems
• The existence of mold

Construction Defects in Tract Homes and Condos

People who purchased tract homes or condominiums have a responsibility to their neighbors when they discover construction defects. Since these types of homes, often referred to as cookie-cutter homes, are constructed similarly and typically share builders, contractors, and developers, the same types of problems tend to plague multiple property owners. Therefore, it is important to take action when you discover a construction defect, and be sure to communicate with your neighbors, friends who own similar properties, and your homeowners association right away.

Knowledge Is Power

Our attorneys helped draft the statute that governs construction defect law in Nevada and are involved every legislative session to help protect homeowners’ rights. As Such, our knowledge of state rules and regulations is second to none. This gives our attorneys, and our clients, an edge when pursuing defective construction claims.

What Our Clients Say

My family and I are thankful to Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa for their assistance during a three year case regarding construction defects to our home. We are truly appreciative of their knowledge, determination and assistance during this process. They were always courteous, and available to answer any and all of our concerns and questions. Thank you for the wonderful resolution. Many thanks to you and your staff.

Frances Castelli

We used Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa to represent us in a legal suit re problems in construction on new properties that we purchased from a developer.

We were very pleased with the representation provided by this law firm. They were fully communicative, responsive to our questions and were very knowledgeable about the issues that required resolution. Even after we reached a resolution, they have been responsive in making sure to point us in the right direction for help with repairs that are required.

We would recommend them to others with similar issues that require legal help.

Atam & Margo Lalchandani

Maddox, Segerblom & Canepa did a FANTASTIC job in our construction defects case. I interacted with several people from their office throughout our 2 year litigation. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always prompt about getting back to you when you have questions/comments/concerns. I especially enjoyed working with Darcy, Ardea, Eva, and Sandra. Being part of a lawsuit is no fun for anyone, but if you have to be a part of one, I can’t say enough positive things about this firm!

Victoria Fox

The law firm of Maddox, Segerblom, and Canepa were amazing to work with. They were thorough and always available for any questions we had. We worked a lot with Sandy who was always professional, friendly, always on time for appointments and just a great person to represent this firm. We have never been involved in a law suit before and they made it comfortable for us. We appreciate the hard work the lawyers and people who work for the firm did and would recommend them.

Becky Loudenburg
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