What fee structure works best for a client with a construction defect claim? Hourly rates or contingent fees?
A construction defect claim can be pursued on either an hourly or a contingent fee basis. The problem with pursuing a claim on an hourly basis is that these cases are very expensive to prosecute properly and if an association doesn’t have enough money to do it properly, then even though they may pay less, they’re going to get a much smaller recovery. When you go with a contingent fee and you have an experienced construction defect lawyer that has the financial strength to properly prosecute your claim, your claim will get resolved faster and for far more money.