Before a home is built – before the land is even graded – the developer must obtain the professional opinions of soils engineers about the suitability of the soil for construction above it. Underground landslides are relatively common. They may remain undetected for years, until water penetrating the soil activates them. They may also be responsible for soil “creep” – very gradual soil movement under a housing development that causes cracking in structures and uneven settlement.
If finished homes are damaged as the result of landslide activity, the developer may be liable for the damage. The developer’s soils engineers may also be liable.
At The Kristy Law Firm, we are experienced in fighting on behalf of people whose homes have been damaged from landslide activity. Our relationships geotechnical engineers help us to successfully litigate landslide cases. These cases can be technically complex and often require a substantial investment in the costs of experts. When we take a landslide case, we advance all of the costs of litigation. Our clients repay these costs only at the resolution of the lawsuit, and only if we recover money for them.
We offer a free evaluation of your case. We represent homeowners on a contingency-fee basis, which means that our clients owe us no attorney fees unless and until we recover money for them. If you believe your home suffers from structural defects, call us today for a free evaluation of your case. Or, fill out the contact form for a free evaluation. Thank you, we look forward to discussing your case with you.