What is the legal ramification for a temporary structural failure during construction?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The main ramification is you need to assemble a swat team and jump on it.
There are multiple layers. You need to deal with the Dept of Bldgs to prevent or lift the stop work order. You have a difficult insurance claim. You also need to identify the cause of collapse, so your team needs a structural engineer.
And you need a lawyer who understands construction.
There may be more, but the team of the owner or rep + engineer + construction attorney should be the core. You likely have limited time to assert your contract claims.
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