Recent success getting insurers to pay for construction defect claims

Attorney Seth Chastain recently represented a pair of homeowners in West Seattle who brought claims against a contractor for a botched home remodel project.  The contractor’s substandard work left the homeowners with a number of construction defects in their home, including broken doors, cracked drywall, broken bathroom fixtures, and misapplied paint.  After getting an independent…

Favorable Settlement for Homebuyers Prior to Filing Suit

A young family recently purchased a home in Seattle with what they thought was a finished basement.  After moving in, they discovered significant defects in the foundation of the home and soon learned that the basement was not in fact finished. After learning from a local contractor that the sellers knew of these defects prior…

Three favorable results for LvBC clients with condominium defects and damage

Attorney Dave von Beck of Levy ׀ von Beck ׀ Comstock scored a pair of recent successes for two of our Puget Sound-area condominium association clients, whose buildings had suffered construction defects and resulting damage.  For a condominium in West Seattle, Dave was able to recover over $135,000 from the insurer of a contractor that…

Water in Crawlspace

What to do if your Basement or Crawlspace Floods

  If water makes its way in your basement or crawlspace, you need to take action fast.  Particularly in basements or other heated spaces, water can cause mold, mildew, rot, and other damage very quickly if it is not promptly and properly removed. Causes of water infiltration Water can make its way into your home…

How to Make a Claim on your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Recent, heavy storms here in the Pacific Northwest, with more wet and windy weather in the forecast, means that many homeowners will likely suffer property damage that may be covered under their homeowner’s policy.  Here are some tips and a video to help you decide whether to make a claim, and some words of warning…