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Partially collapsed parking deck leads to construction litigation

New structures pop up all over. Many areas need construction projects in order to meet certain needs or in order for new businesses to have a place to conduct their affairs. However, if issues with a new structure present themselves, it is not unusual for construction litigation to take place, especially if one party believes that the proper steps were not taken to complete the project.

California readers may be interested in a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state. The issue at hand revolves around a five-story parking deck on a university campus. The parking garage was built eight years ago, and it suffered a partial collapse in 2016. Representatives for the university believe that the contractors who built the structure breached the established contract by not using the agreed upon materials.

An investigation took place after the collapse, and it apparently uncovered multiple cracked and failing portions of the materials used to create the structure. Because of the hazards that the garage presents, including another potential collapse, no one has been allowed inside the parking deck. The university hopes to obtain compensation through the lawsuit for the damages and in order to make the garage safe.

It can be immensely disheartening when a construction project does not yield the desired results. When it is believed that contractors or other individuals involved in the projects did not follow the proper procedures, it can also be an angering situation. Fortunately, California residents who have had similar issues have legal options, and they may want to find out more information on construction litigation.

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