The typical commercial construction lawsuit can cost an architecture or engineering firm well
over $100,000 to resolve. It is not unheard of for some construction lawsuits to rise into the
multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars, and, in some cases, for damages to reach into the
millions. You might believe that because you are a small firm, performing routine, limited
work, you are safe from such large claims. However, no matter how small your role on a
construction project, you can still be sued for any amount of damages. One geotechnical
engineer we defended, who performed only 5 site sample borings, was later sued for over
$200,000 on a $1,000 contract. No one who works in the construction field is immune fromlarge claims.
Even firms that are fully insured with large Errors & Omissions (E&O) policies run the risk of
spending hundreds of man-hours in meetings with lawyers, mediation, and court—hours that
directly affect your bottom line. This white paper is intended to address the common, but
critical, mistakes of design professionals, so that you can avoid (or minimize) liability on your
construction projects.1 While you can never eliminate every possible avenue for claims, this
paper will provide guidance on 7 specific mistakes which you can correct to dramatically lower
your chances of being sued.
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