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There are many types of problems in construction that can lead to dangerous structures. This is particularly true in Florida, where any weaknesses are especially dangerous when storms move through an areas or there is long-term exposure to the temperature and humidity extremes of South Florida’s weather. When a person has contributed or caused the construction defect, it is critical to take immediate action to enforce a property owner’s rights.

People who have lost their homes or their livelihoods as a result of construction defects need efficient and effective recourse. The skilled and knowledgeable Miami personal injury lawyers at Greenberg Stone and Urbano have more than 130 years of collective experience in getting justice for our clients who have been wronged through another person’s negligence. Our goal is to build a strong case against the individuals or companies responsible for the construction defect.

There are many different problems that can arise as the result of faulty construction, including:

• Water leaks;
• Mold growth;
• Roof collapse;
• Unsafe stairs and walkways;
• Foundation cracks; and • Any other defect that compromises the stability or long-term use of the structure.
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The drought is here…again. After a couple of years with reasonably abundant rainy seasons it seems like this year is going to be one of the driest South Florida has experienced in the last 80 years, at least according to the South Florida Water Management District.

Palm Beach County has already experienced 29 brush fires since December, as compared to only four during the same period last year. According to the forestry district, the number of brush fires in its Everglades District (which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties), is more than twice the number for the same period last year.

Lightning Not To Blame This Time

According to authorities, human activity (unattended camp fires, carelessly disposing of cigarets, etc.) is their main concern, not the traditional suspect: lightning…The drought creates the ideal scenario for brush or wildfires to start: considerable accumulation of very dry “underbrush” and dropping water table, which makes it very difficult for firefighters to find sources of water to use when combating the blaze. Therefore, authorities are asking the population to be extra careful with potential sources of fires when enjoying the outdoors.
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