The specialties of expert legal defense which Fulmer LeRoy & Albee offers include representation against claims of faulty construction, defective materials, and construction bodily injury. A construction defect runs the gamut from claims alleging inferior materials and workmanship, to alleged defects which take time to detect. Claims may be made regarding soil condition and quality, structural engineering, or poor site selection or faulty architectural planning. Alleged defects can include mold, water leakage, bad drainage, electrical or landscaping defects, building cracks or dry rot, even allegations of poor structure. Claims against obvious defects may be regarded as patent, while defects alleged to be hidden and not apparent for some time are called latent. Experts may be utilized by Michael W. LeRoy to examine the cause of litigation, evaluate all aspects of the allegation, and bring to light previously unmentioned facets of the claim.
Contractors, workers, engineers and construction managers may be facing suit for cost of repairs, loss of value, loss of use, court costs, attorney’s fees, and attendant expenses. Other claims may be for personal injuries, punitive damages, or an escalating series of claims may be involved, and the professionals at Fulmer LeRoy & Albee, with their combination of 125 years of litigation defense work, are fully versed in mounting a strong and multi-pronged defense against false and exorbitant allegations. Michael W. LeRoy investigates all claims thoroughly with an eye to exceptions, such as the parameters of existing statutes of limitations on claims, timely notifications and procedure, due diligence in maintenance and repair, failure to disclose changes in original construction, and other false allegations.