premises liability law firm in Houston. Construction damage and liability
The personal injury lawyer at Charles J. Argento & Associates in Houston advises on liability in construction. Unfortunately, construction work regularly causes damage to other buildings. Piling, demolition, digging or pumping away groundwater can cause damage to other buildings. Subsidence of neighbors' premises and cracking can be the consequences of construction work. The contractor who performs the work must ensure that no damage occurs. However, the practice is different. Damage caused by a contractor The client has instructed the contractor by means of a construction contract. Construction damage can occur during the execution of these activities. Usually, the contractor is the cause of the construction damage. The contractor can thus himself be liable to neighbors or other third parties. The contractor then acts unlawfully towards the neighbors or a resident who suffers damage. In principle, the contractor is liable for the construction damage caused by him. Usually, the contractor is insured through a car insurance. Sometimes it is not clear who is the liable party in the construction process; ask our construction law lawyer for premises liability law firm in Houston advice on that. Damage to property by hired In addition, it is possible that the owner of the property or parcel that is being worked on is also liable because he has chosen a wrong method or an unskilled contractor has had the work done. And as a result, subsidence of the neighbor's premises arises. The owner/client of a building may be liable for auxiliary persons, which he has engaged. This liability for a non-subordinate, for example, a hired handyman, can lead to liability of an owner, caused by the person he hired.