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Crooked Contractors Are Taking Advantage Of Chicago’s Building Boom

At the beginning of the pandemic, when everyone except essential workers were asked to stay home, many businesses in the construction industry feared they would go under. However, all those people sitting at home soon began to notice things about their houses that needed fixing. And office managers with empty offices realized they had the perfect opportunity to remodel their spaces. As soon as construction workers were able to get back to work, the entire industry took off like a rocket, and it hasn’t slowed down since

Chicago area contractors can’t keep up with the demand. There are too many projects, not enough workers to do them, and supply chain issues are making everything even more challenging. Crooked contractors are taking advantage of this situation. 

At Vaziri Law, we have seen a sharp increase in the number of Chicago area residents injured by shoddy construction work. We have also been contacted by a growing number of people who want to pursue breach of contract claims against contractors. We aggressively go after unscrupulous contractors whose work injures others or is simply not as good as it should be. 

Construction Injuries On The Rise 

Vaziri Law has filed personal injury lawsuits on behalf of property owners and other building occupants who have been hurt by poor quality construction in their homes or workplaces. Under Illinois law, personal injury accident victims can be compensated for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost income;
  • Decreased future earnings; and 
  • Property damage.

It may also be possible to seek payment for non-economic losses such as:

  • Physical pain;
  • Emotional anguish;
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability;
  • Loss of consortium; and 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

If we can prove that the contractor who caused your injury acted with disregard for human safety or engaged in criminal behavior, Illinois law allows us to seek punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them so others see what can happen if they act irresponsibly. 

The Vaziri Law team will gather the evidence needed to strengthen your case, and maximize your compensation. We will bring the contractor who caused your injury to justice. 

Breach Of Contract 

When poor quality work is discovered before an injury-causing accident occurs, Vaziri Law has stepped in to hold the contractor involved accountable. We can help negotiate a fix or file a lawsuit for breach of contract, product defects, or construction defects. 

Lawsuits are typically filed against the main contractor, but it may also be possible to take legal action against:

  • The architect or engineers who planned the faulty work;
  • Various subcontractors like plumbers or electricians; 
  • Any inspector who okayed poor quality work, or failed to notice any issues; and
  • The company that manufactured or sold the products involved. 

When you have paid good money to have work done on a property you own, you deserve to have the work that was promised done correctly and completely. If a contractor you are working with is not meeting your expectations, Vaziri Law may be able to help. 

Fueled by Passion. Built on Trust. 

Taking on a renovation or remodeling project is never an easy task. While delays, surprise expenses, and setbacks are common, you should not let a crooked contractor con you into thinking that shoddy workmanship is acceptable. You deserve to get the results that were promised, and you have the right to seek compensation if you or someone else is injured by poor craftsmanship. 

If you have been injured in a construction-related accident in the Chicago area, or a crooked contractor is trying to take advantage of you, you can trust the Vaziri Law team to help make things right. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.