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Do construction lawyers help homeowners who have been wronged by contractors?

Illinois

Our bathroom remodel is paid in full, and now the shower is leaking into the basement. Our contractor is “calling in sick”.

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Sep 18, 2018
I'm sorry to hear that! Construction lawyers absolutely can help with issues like the one you've mentioned above. Our expertise here at the Construction Legal Center centers around issues construction payment, so construction defects issues are a little outside of my expertise. However, threatening legal action if the issue is not fixed could go a long way to compel action from the contractor - or at least convince him to pick up the phone. The more specific the threat, typically, the better. Plus, demand letters sent via an attorney tend to carry a little extra weight. If threats aren't enough, actually pursuing legal action for damages related to a defect in the contractor's work is also an option. Finally, there are a number of other online services that might be able to provide more insight on construction defects issues. The following organizations provide online Q & A features with lawyers from all different specialties (including construction defects): Avvo, Justia, Lawyers.com. Good luck!
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