Construction Law

Lawyers at Harper Whitwell regularly handle construction litigation or all kinds on behalf of insurers and their policyholders, contractors, material suppliers and design professionals. These cases are sometimes contractual in nature, involving payment issues. These cases I require up to date knowledge of Mississippi and South Carolina mechanics Lien and Surety bond requirements.

We also defend construction defect matters brought against developers, General Contractora, Subcontractors, Design Professionals and product manufacturers. The cases we handle typically involve significant structural damage or collapse, resulting in damage to person or property, as well as claims for loss of use, diminution in value, and remedial repairs.

Due to the damages being sought, these claims can take years if not efficiently managed. At all times we seek advantageous early resolution if available. Our emphasis on efficiency and cost-consciousness helps us to resolve these actions sooner and at less expense.

We handle construction defect claims involving:

  • Design defects
  • Alleged faulty construction (including excavation and underpinning)
  • Use of improper materials
  • Material deficiencies
  • Improper installations
  • Breach of contract and warranty
  • Structural damage or collapse