Engineering Malpractice Lawyers
Professional Engineer & Architect Negligence
We rely on engineers and architects to design and build the places we live, work, and visit in a manner that comports with the highest professional safety standards. Engineers and architects can potentially be liable for failure to comply with building codes, permits zoning laws, or other safety regulations. If a building is found to be unsafe or unsound, the engineers and architects that provided the design and plans can potentially be held responsible.
Additionally, if an engineer or architect reviews plans for a client to determine the soundness of the structure, they may also be liable if they acted negligently. Because of the nature of work typically performed by engineers and architects, claims against them can be related to property damage, as well as personal injuries caused by faulty designs.
If you were harmed—physically or financially—due to engineer or architect negligence, contact the team at Potts Law Firm. Or engineering malpractice lawyers frequently represent plaintiffs in complex cases involving professional negligence and misconduct. We can help you understand your legal rights and options during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Give us a call today at (888) 420-1299 or contact us online to speak to a member of our team. We have multiple offices and serve clients nationwide.
What Is Engineering Malpractice?
Engineering malpractice occurs when engineers fail to meet the standard of care, meaning they fail to perform as another qualified professional would in the same or similar circumstances. Claims against engineers and architects, therefore, are typically brought on the basis of negligence.
To prove a negligence-based claim, the plaintiff must establish each of the following as true:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant breached the duty of care
- The plaintiff was injured and suffered measurable damages
- The breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury/damages
Proving an engineering malpractice case nearly always requires the expert testimony of industry professionals who can attest to the standards of care and whether or not they were breached. At Potts Law Firm, we have access to some of the industry’s leading experts and know how to utilize important evidence to persuasively argue our clients’ claims.
Examples of Engineering Malpractice
Some examples of engineering malpractice and negligence include:
- Defective building design or planning
- Blueprint errors
- Inadequate planning/research
- Assigning/hiring unqualified personnel
- Failure to meet deadlines
- Failure to retain consultants
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty
- Failure to meet terms and conditions
- Intentional misconduct
- Improper or inadequate supervision or hiring of personnel
- Noncompliance with applicable laws, codes, and regulations
These and other negligent acts by engineers and architects can have devastating effects, both physical and financial in nature. At Potts Law Firm, our engineering malpractice attorneys understand just how serious these cases are, which is why they aggressively pursue justice and fair financial compensation for their clients.
The Effects of Engineering Malpractice
Engineering and architectural malpractice can have many serious effects. In addition to significant property damage, poorly designed or engineered structures can lead to serious accidents, which may result in catastrophic injury or death.
Some of the possible effects of engineering errors and negligence include:
- Structure collapses
- Oil spills
- Nuclear disasters
- Ground collapses
Because engineers are also responsible for designing various structures other than buildings, such as aircraft and motor vehicles, engineering malpractice can also lead to all types of aviation accidents, motor vehicle collisions, boating crashes, etc.
Victims of these and other disasters often sustain severe, life-changing injuries. Even when an engineering error does not lead to injury or death, victims can sustain considerable damage to their properties. As a result, engineering malpractice often results in significant physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Examples of damages in engineering malpractice claims include:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Financial loss
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
At Potts Law Firm, we help our clients fight for full compensation for their damages. If you were harmed as a result of engineering malpractice or negligence, reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help you fight for your right to a fair recovery.
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Engineering malpractice claims are incredibly complex. You need a legal team that understands the various laws, codes, and regulations that apply to engineers, as well as indications that such regulations have been violated. Your legal team should have access to top industry experts who can provide testimony in your case.
At Potts Law Firm, we have decades of proven trial experience and have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Our attorneys are well-versed in complex professional malpractice claims involving engineering errors and architectural negligence. Whether you have sustained significant property damage or suffered a severe personal injury due to engineering malpractice, our firm can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
If you are unsure if you have a case, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to review your claim and fight for you.
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