Companies defend against accusations in construction litigation

Facing any type of accusation can cause New York residents to be taken aback. When the accusations come against an owner's construction company, the claims may not only feel like a personal attack, but could also feel like an attempt to damage the company's reputation. Nonetheless, company owners in this predicament can work to defend against such claims when construction litigation moves forward.

Though confident in the outcomes of the case, one construction company in another state will likely need to defend against recent claims made against it. Reports indicated that a university has named Welty Building Co. and other companies in a lawsuit claiming that construction deficiencies and other faults have caused the university's stadium to suffer serious structural issues. Among those issues are chunks of concrete falling out of secured railings and cracks also appearing on those railings.

Welty Building Co. indicated that it has worked with the university to address safety concerns and to ensure that those responsible for the issues are held accountable. The company believes that it is not liable for the problems because a separate contractor improperly installed the railings. Welty also is confident the lawsuit will show that the company fully complied with the contract with the university.

Even with such confidence, construction litigation can be difficult to handle. Construction companies may have to present a vigorous defense to ensure their businesses do not face any unnecessary backlash. New York business owners facing this predicament may want to work with their legal counsel to find their best legal options.

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