Summary Judgment Won for Homeowners Against Overbearing Property Owners' Association That Demanded They Remove Decorative Rocks That Protected Their Corner Lot PropertyREAD MORE
$8,087,215: Preconstruction Purchasers in what is hailed as Baldwin County's Largest Luxury Condominium Development, Turquoise Place, received 100% refunds, with interest from date of their preconstruction deposits READ MORE
$7,579,500: Preconstruction Purchasers Awarded their entire deposit funds to be returned on $7,579,500.00 worth of condominium units in Turquoise Place, Tower I. Milam and Milam, LLC proved the developer breached its contractual obligations READ MORE
$4,946,200.09: Baldwin County Condominium Purchasers Receive a Complete Refund of their Condominium Purchases and Rescission Against Developer. The Plaintiffs, hard working individuals and their families, had hoped to purchase condominiums READ MORE
$600,000.00: Bicyclist Hit By Uninsured Driver While On His Morning Bike Ride Injures Shoulder. "Mike" was riding his bicycle early in the morning. A driver, still out from the night before, hit him and fled the scene READ MORE
Attorneys Serving Gulf Coast Homeowners, Businesses, and Accident Victims
At Milam & Milam, we protect the rights of individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil litigation matters in Alabama and Florida. With over 25 years of combined experience, our lawyers are trustworthy advocates with experience representing condominium purchasers against some of the largest developers in the Southeastern United States. We have achieved excellent results in construction and condominium litigation, insurance litigation, personal injury and wrongful death cases, banking litigation, business litigation, and other civil law matters. We are familiar with the legal issues that arise most commonly throughout the Gulf Coast region, where coastal real estate is at a premium. Our firm builds strong client relationships, and we place a premium on effective communication with our clients, making sure that we put their needs first.
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Legal Representation in Construction Defect and Delay Claims
Gulf Coast homes face corrosion from severe weather conditions, including a high degree of humidity and the ever-present danger of hurricanes. It is common for issues to arise in connection with the work of developers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Our firm represents homeowners, contractors, design professionals, and developers through all phases of construction defect litigation.
Some of our attorneys have engineering and construction backgrounds, which allows them to better appreciate technical aspects of construction defect cases. We have had significant success representing condominium purchasers against some of the largest developers in Southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, recovering damages and the costs of reconstruction for our homeowner clients.
In many cases, disputes arise related to the construction contract. The agreement at issue will generally set forth a completion date, as well as how to address the almost inevitable delays that can arise on a construction project. It may include provisions regarding bad weather, labor strikes, changes in plans, or other unforeseen conditions. The contract must also consider under what circumstances a contractor will receive additional compensation, and in Alabama, may limit the amount of damages available for a delay claim through a liquidated damage clause or provision. We can provide knowledgeable legal representation if you believe that any aspect of your construction contract has not been honored by a builder or developer, and help you identify any limitations on recovery that may exist under the relevant jurisdiction.
Dedicated Advocates for Condominium Unit Purchasers
Even if construction on your home has already been completed, you can still run into legal issues, particularly in the context of condominium developments. However, the applicable standards vary by jurisdiction, so it’s important to consult an attorney with experience in this area if you have a potential legal complaint. For example, unlike Florida, Alabama has adopted a Uniform Condominium Act. If you own a condo unit in Alabama, under Section 35-8A-307, the association is responsible for maintenance, repair, and replacement of common elements of the project. If common elements are damaged, and the association fails to meets its duty to make major repairs, a resident may be able to file a lawsuit.
For example, a hurricane may undermine the structural integrity of a project. If the association fails to make appropriate repairs, your floor may crack or your windows may peel. If you take legal action against the association at that stage, you may be able to get compensation for the damage.
It is not uncommon for unit purchasers to find that a project does not contain all of the amenities or design features that a developer has advertised in its sales brochure. These purchasers may have cause to file suit against the developer and other responsible parties for breach of contract, fraud, and violations of the Alabama Uniform Condominium Act and the Interstate Land Sales and Full Disclosure Act. Successful plaintiffs may be awarded all economic losses flowing from the purchase, and they sometimes may be able to recover punitive damages in egregious circumstances.
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Our film also represents people who have been injured through the negligent or reckless conduct of others in motor vehicle accidents, swimming pool accidents, and accidents on other people's property. We help clients who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries and other catastrophic injuries. A common legal basis for seeking damages after these traumatic events is the legal theory of negligence.
To recover compensation in a negligence claim, an injured person must show that the defendant owed him or her a duty of reasonable care and that the defendant breached the duty. The victim also must prove that the breach caused his or her injuries, and that those injuries resulted in quantifiable damages. Types of compensation that may be available include economic costs, such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage, as well as damages for non-economic harm, such as pain and suffering.
Experienced Advocates Serving the Southeastern United States
At Milam & Milam, we use the latest technology and our breadth of legal experience to serve our clients in construction litigation, injury, business, insurance, environmental, estate planning, and other civil law matters. We are also dedicated to litigating claims from the 2010 BP Oil Spill, and protecting the rights of people who depend on the Gulf of Mexico for their livelihood. Our attorneys practice in state and federal courts in Alabama and Florida at both the trial and appellate levels. Contact us by calling 251-928-0191 or request a consultation through our online form. Our office is located in Fairhope, Alabama on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.