Design professionals take pride in their work, knowing that they have designed something that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also complies with code. When you design a building, part of the design will include safety features. Unfortunately, sometimes design professionals in California are accused of misconduct and find themselves facing professional malpractice charges. This can be a challenging situation.
Design professional malpractice cases are sometimes unfounded
In some design professional malpractice cases, the accusations against the design business are unfounded. Oftentimes disputes arise when defects show up. However, design businesses do not necessarily have contracts with developers. Thus, the problem at issue may not be related to the design of the building itself. When this is the case, it is necessary to defend against such accusations.
Some legal issues design professionals may face
Design professionals can face a variety of issues. The following are some examples of these issues.
- Document errors
- Plans that were not followed
- Noncompliance with codes, regulations and statutes
- Failure to hire a consultant
- Unsupervised or unqualified workers
It is essential that if you are facing a legal claim that you seek the assistance you need.
Our firm handles design professional malpractice cases
At our firm, we understand that malpractice charges can damage or even destroy a design professional’s career. This is true for architects, engineers or others involved in the design process. We aim to defend our clients against such charges to achieve positive results. Our firm’s webpage on malpractice charges may be a good resource to those who want to learn more about our firm’s services.