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The Floyd Law firm has over 14 years experience handling
civil litigation in South Carolina.
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Helping Individuals With Civil Litigation
The aim of civil litigation is to protect the rights of individuals or companies who have been injured or damaged by the misconduct of other individuals or entities. The law affords both individuals and companies a wide range of rights and protections. Civil litigation provides the manner for individuals to recover financial compensation for intrusions upon those rights. This spans a wide array of individual rights and areas of the law, including but not limited to construction defect, medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability law. Attorney Floyd has spent his entire career representing litigants in various areas of civil litigation.
Lee Floyd formed the Floyd Law firm with the aim of helping individuals with civil litigation issues. A main focus of the Firm is helping homeowners that have experienced significant problems and sustained damages due to the construction of and/or repairs to their homes. Lee has the unique experience of having worked for both a large defense law firm and a small boutique law firm helping individuals. Lee’s diverse background provides him with the experience to handle all aspects of civil litigation, not just defective construction claims. Located on Johns Island, the Floyd Law Firm is committed to helping the residents of Charleston and the greater Charleston area with their legal needs.
Our services include, but may not be limited to, all civil litigation cases, personal injury claims, insurance claim disputes, and construction defects. Otherwise, if you believe your case may be outside of our main areas of practice, it doesn't hurt to contact us and find out what we can do for you today!
“Lee is super approachable and down to earth. If you are having construction issues with you home, do not hesitate to reach out to Lee.”
– Tasha K.
“Lee is professional and personable. Would recommend to anyone in the John’s Island, Kiawah, Seabrook or greater Charleston area.”
– Ian W.
“Listen if you have a question about the law regarding construction, hoa, etc this is the guy to call. As a realtor Lee has helped my clients with any issues or concerns!! Highly recommend”
– Andrew S.
Common Construction Defects
Water intrusion is the uncontrolled movement of water or water vapor into areas in a building where it is unwanted and undesirable. Water intrusion is a serious issue that is typically related to a defect in the way a home was constructed. It often is due to faulty installation of windows, siding, roofs, and/or exterior doors.
Water intrusion typically takes a significant amount of time to become visible on the interior of a home and is often accompanied by substantial, non-visible damages behind the exterior cladding of a home, such as brick veneer, Hardiplank siding or vinyl siding. These defects are often latent, i.e. they are not readily apparent to a homeowner and require expert investigations to assess.
A roof leak can be identified as water that is allowed to enter the building envelope through a hole or other opening in the roofing materials.
Like water intrusion, roof leaks are serious issues that often go undetected by homeowners because they take a significant amount of time to show up on the interior surfaces of a home that are readily visible.
At first, these issues may only appear in the attic and are often attributable to faulty construction.
Foundation cracks are considered to be a line on the surface of the structural foundation along which it has split without breaking into separate parts.
It can be indicative of foundation movement and cause structural damage. The proper performance of a foundation is integral to the structural stability of a home. While contractors will often tell homeowners that “all concrete cracks,” this is not true and there are different types of cracks that can show up in foundations. It takes a comprehensive investigation to determine if a crack is due to the shrinkage of concrete or the sign of a much more significant deficiency in the sitework and construction of the home.
Concrete slabs cracking due to settlement (differential settlement or otherwise) is a serious concern and may be due to defects in the preparation of the ground supporting the home.
How To Find Us?
We primarily serve areas in the greater Charleston area, including Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, and Colleton County. However, the Firm is capable and has represented clients throughout the State of South Carolina.
Address: 3255 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
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Why Might You Need Us?
If you wish to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit seeking money to compensate you for the damage to your home or other injuries, an attorney can guide you through and handle the entire legal process and help you obtain the legal outcome you deserve. Filing a lawsuit and pursuing legal claims is a complicated, difficult process that must be carefully navigated. Evaluating the viability and potential value of a claim is challenging and can create a high amount of unnecessary stress. The exact same is true for filing and prosecuting a lawsuit. The Floyd Law Firm has the qualifications and skills to navigate this very difficult process.
Do You Need A Construction Defect Claim Lawyer?
Defects in the construction of a home or commercial building can cause thousands of dollars in damages. These damages can range from necessary repairs, decreased property value, and even presenting life/safety risks to both occupants and visitors. Common construction deficiencies include building code violations, improperly installed components and systems, the installation of inadequate materials. The deficiencies can often result in water intrusion, wood rot, cracking walls and foundations, and components having reduced performance or even failure. Even the construction of a single family home or a significant remodel/renovation will involve numerous parties (general contractor, various subcontractors, etc.). Many times a single construction defect will touch upon or relate to the work of both the general contractor and multiple subcontractors. This results in complex litigation that requires tracking down all of the potential individuals and entities that may have liability for the defect and resulting damage. Having a strong and well-documented case and an attorney experienced in this area of law will greatly increase the efficacy of this process and the likelihood of receiving the compensation you deserve. Whether it’s a residential, commercial, or industrial property the Floyd Law Firm is the right firm to help you pursue and protect your rights.
Do You Have A Claim Against Your Insurance Company?
Perhaps your insurance company denied your claim or is delaying paying a valid claim. You may have valid grounds to dispute your claim or may even have a legal claim against your insurance company if they are handling your claim unreasonably. Insurance claim disputes are common when insurers disagree about the cause of the damages, the scope of the coverage afforded, damage estimates, or the cost of repairs. Acting with the support of an attorney with experience dealing and fighting with insurance companies like the Floyd Law Firm can save you time and money and help you obtain the coverage and compensation you deserve. Oftentimes, legitimate claims submitted by unrepresented people are denied, delayed, or deflected for as long as possible by insurance companies. Remember, it is in the best interest of insurance companies to resolve a claim while paying out as little money as possible. The Floyd Law Firm can help make sure that you get the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.
Have You Experienced A Significant Personal Injury And Want To Seek Compensation?
A personal injury claim arises when the negligence or recklessness of a defendant has injured or damaged you. Medical bills, lost wages, physical and emotional distress are both serious and impactful lifechanging events that should be pursued legally with the support and expertise of an experience attorney. If this sounds like you then you have probably been through a lot. Going through serious physical or emotional damage takes a lot out of any person. Make a decision that will benefit you and allow an experienced attorney handle your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
A builder or insurer typically will not fully take care of your interests or take the steps necessary to compensate you fully for your loss. It is in the builder’s or insurer’s best interest to do the bare minimum to resolve your complaint, and avoid fully compensating you for your damages rather than to resolve your claim fully and fairly.
It will not cost you anything out of pocket to contact the Firm. Any fees and expenses for the Floyd Law Firm typically come out of any recovery. If there is no recovery, then it will cost you nothing.
You should contact an attorney as soon as you feel that your rights are being disregarded or you are not being taken seriously. It is important to contact an attorney promptly as there are laws that bar the filing of a lawsuit after a certain amount of time has passed since a person knew or should have known they may have a claim.
When you think your rights are not being protected or that you are not being dealt with fairly. In the context of construction defects, homeowners have more rights than the builder or an insurer may acknowledge, such as the fact that a one-year warranty is not the only warranty a homeowner has a right to under South Carolina law. Also, Construction defects and the resulting problems are often difficult if not impossible for homeowners to see until after extensive damage has already occurred, which often takes years. There are often additional problems that may not yet be noticeable without a thorough inspection by a professional engineer or qualified home inspector.