Philadelphia Construction Liability Attorney

A Different Approach. Superior Results.

Construction liability matters may arise due to any number of issues during the building process — and these issues can be legally complex. The facts involved in each construction dispute are specific to each case and can be extremely detailed, requiring sophisticated legal knowledge and adept representation to resolve. Serving clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, The Law Office of Ying Zhou, PLLC skillfully represents property owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and other parties for a wide variety of construction liability issues.

Innovative Solutions. Effective Advocacy.

Regardless of how much planning has been done or how thoroughly a contract has been drafted, construction disputes can occur due to disagreements, delays, and conflicts concerning the quality of the work. No matter the reason for the dispute, it’s critical to take measures to limit your exposure to liability, protect your bottom line, and safeguard your reputation. Whether the construction involves a residential, commercial, industrial, or infrastructure project, it’s important to have a trusted construction liability expert on your side to help ensure a favorable outcome is achieved in your case.

Attorney Ying Zhou handles a broad scope of construction liability issues, including those involving the following:

  • Construction defects
  • Failure to timely perform
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Breach of contract and nonperformance
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Scope of work disputes
  • Failure to deliver
  • Payment disputes
  • Termination disputes
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Property damage claims

Construction liability matters are some of the most complicated lawsuits — not only do they require extensive knowledge regarding industry standards, but they also call for a deep understanding of the Pennsylvania construction code and the applicable federal regulations. Attorney Zhou is dedicated to taking on some of the most difficult construction-related conflicts. She possesses the insight, experience, and skill necessary to help clients successfully resolve their construction dispute matters efficiently and effectively.

Zealous Representation for Pursuing Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Liens

A mechanic’s lien is a powerful legal tool available to contractors and subcontractors in Pennsylvania construction litigation matters. It is a statutory claim on the building or land to secure payment for the value of work performed and the materials used to complete the work. These types of liens are filed in the court in the county where the property is located within six months of the project’s completion.

Importantly, mechanic’s liens must contain specific information to be legally valid and withstand litigation. They also require strict compliance with Pennsylvania law to avoid being challenged. In the event the lien is filed incorrectly or does not meet the statutory requirements, the claim may be dismissed. Attorney Zhou diligently assists clients with properly filing mechanic’s liens to help ensure they are able to collect on the unpaid debt. She also represents parties who wish to defend against a lien that was filed against them.

Relentless Counsel to Secure the Results You Need

No two construction liability lawsuits are the same, and there are several ways disputes may be resolved without resorting to judicial intervention. Negotiation, mediation, and arbitration are commonly used dispute resolution methods that can resolve conflicts cost-efficiently and effectively. The form of alternative dispute resolution can depend upon the needs of the case, the relationship between the parties, and any relevant contractual provisions.

In most cases, a construction contract will include a clause that specifies a method of alternative dispute resolution that must be attempted before pursuing litigation to resolve conflicts that arise before, during, or after construction has been completed. Critically, alternative dispute resolution can allow the parties to reach a compromise while maintaining their relationship — this can be vital if construction is ongoing, or there is potential for future projects. But if the parties cannot reach a settlement outside of court, there may be no other option than to proceed to litigation and let a judge determine the outcome.

With two decades of experience handling construction litigation matters, Attorney Ying Zhou tailors her approach to the needs of each client. She recognizes the importance of resolving conflicts quickly when construction projects are pending or underway — and fully understands the need for securing a timely remedy in cases where projects have already been completed. Well-regarded among clients and colleagues for her relentless representation, aggressive advocacy, and authenticity, Attorney Zhou is proficient at the negotiating table and is a formidable opponent in the courtroom.

Contact a Reliable Pennsylvania Construction Liability Attorney

If you’re facing a construction liability matter, it’s imperative to have an experienced attorney to represent your interests and guide you through the legal process. The Law Office of Ying Zhou, PLLC has been committed to representing parties in construction liability lawsuits in Philadelphia and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Call (215) 477-1888 to schedule a consultation to learn how Attorney Zhou can help you secure positive results in your case.