A few short years ago, people were talking about the “Marvin Windows Lawsuit” and how it had affected homeowners across the country. The story was that a contractor working for a company called Ideal Windows removed vinyl siding on a home in Florida and left behind wooden siding for the inside of the home. The homeowner then complained to a local real estate agent about the fact that her home did not look right and asked that he not sell the house because of this problem. It is the story that has circulated for many years now, but no one can say for sure when the incident actually took place. The problem with this particular case was that the real estate agent was paid by the company whose services were supposedly damaged by the removal of siding, rather than the homeowner who had the problem herself.
Over the past few months, many more homeowners have come forward to speak about their problems with contractors.
These include one Florida homeowner who said that her family came home one day to find a hole in the wall in the basement, which led to water damage throughout the house. Another homeowner in Oregon who says she lost her home to builders because of shoddy workmanship claimed in a television news show that her builder “grabbed everything [she had] and disappeared in a puff of smoke”. And in June 2021, a California man who had purchased a home with the hopes that it would be a fixer-upper sold it for twice what he paid for it after discovering years later through the siding repair process that the home was not a fixer-upper at all.
Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to this situation.
There are literally hundreds of stories that have been shared throughout the media and online with justifications, complaints, and finally, triumphs or losses regarding the house owners’ circumstances. Yet, without question, there is one group of homeowners that are often overlooked, yet play an integral part in every major renovation project – the contractor.
In fact, these homeowners are often the best advocates for homeowners during any type of legal matter.
They can help you gain the most amount of compensation possible since they will be able to give you the true story behind the construction, as well as details about what went wrong. Unfortunately, there are often other homeowners who do not share such important details, thus making it even more difficult to win your case. It is then up to you to protect yourself by taking the time to research any case study you may come across so that you can learn what to expect from such cases. This is the best way to ensure you receive the very best settlement possible.
If you want to learn more about case studies, you should start your research by looking into the different online resources. Such resources are great because they provide you with firsthand accounts of real cases that were successfully litigated in the past. Typically, such case studies are filed in local courts, but there are also regional court houses where such cases are heard. The bottom line is that you will be able to learn all of the information you need in order to effectively prepare your own case study in preparation for the lawsuit.
If you have any doubts about the accuracy of the information provided, simply call a local attorney.
They will be more than happy to give you the information you need, or tell you if there is another place you can go for this information. The bottom line is that attorneys are quite skilled at tracking down information on both sides of the issue so that they can present it to the judge in front of them. This is the only way you can increase your chances of winning your case.
Before you take the time to file a complaint with the court, you should also familiarize yourself with local laws and regulations regarding homeowners’ cases like those associated with your home.
For instance, there may be a statute of limitations for filing a complaint regarding negligence in manufacturing. You should check with local courts in your area to see when such statute of limitations period applies. While it may be difficult to get information on every statue of limitation in your area, it will be well worth it in the long run.
Once you have gathered all the information you need to file your complaint, it will be time to contact an attorney. It is not uncommon for homeowners to feel intimidated by the attorney they are dealing with. Often, homeowners will ask the attorney about “this and that” and never really get all the information they need to win their case. However, by staying calm and keeping your cool, an attorney can help you better understand the situation and build your case. You should always remember though, that an attorney’s fee will always be charged in order to successfully represent you.