Arthur "Art" Edge III
Attorneys at Law
2320 Highland Ave S
Suite 175

Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 453-0322

Practice Areas

CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS 

For most Americans, their largest single investment is in their home, and it typically is a place of enjoyment, a safe haven where one comes to relax and escape the daily stresses of life. Unfortunately, a defectively constructed home can generate an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety from which there is little escape, often leaving the home owner with limited recourse. At Arthur Edge III P.C., we understand how valuable and important your home is to you. That is why our legal team is committed to handling every case with a sense of urgency and a commitment to excellence.

Our attorneys have experience representing owners of both residential and commercial buildings who have been adversely affected by the following construction issues:

  • MOISTURE INTRUSION
  • CHINESE DRYWALL
  • TERMITES INFESTATION
  • MOLD CONTAMINATION/TOXIC TORTS
  • FOUNDATION CRACKING AND SETTLING
  • EIFS/SYNTHETIC STUCCO
  • BREACH OF CONTRACT
  • SUBSTANDARD BUILDING MATERIALS
  • MISREPRESENTATION AND FRAUD
  • WATER RUNOFF
  • EXCAVATION AND SLOPE FAILURE
  • DEFECTIVE BUILDING ENVELOPES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION (WATER AND SOIL)
  • DEFECTIVE EXTERIOR CLADDINGS
  • DEFECTIVE HVAC SYSTEMS
  • DEFECTIVE ROOFS

If you know or suspect your that home was constructed improperly, or if you believe that your home has been affected by any of these conditions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact us. Time is of the essence regarding many issues relating to your home as courts are required to enforce applicable statutes of limitations which may serve to prevent the recovery of financial damages from the responsible party. Please call us today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

CHINESE DRYWALL 

Between approximately 2004 and 2007, during the construction boom and rebuilding from the series of Gulf Coast storms including Hurricane Katrina, United States companies imported large quantities of drywall from China. Since 2006, more than 550 million pounds of drywall have been imported into the United States through ports in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and New Jersey. In early 2009, it was reported that homes constructed in Florida had experienced uncharacteristically high problems with their HVAC units. It then was reported that the homes had been constructed with drywall which had been imported from China which had abnormally high sulfur levels. According to the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission, home owners in eighteen states and the District of Columbia have reported their experience with negative health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes which are believed to be related to the presence of drywall produced in China. The states most affected with defective Chinese drywall are Florida, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.

Arthur Edge III, P.C. currently is investigating home owners’ claims and is working with a nationwide group of law firms representing home owners in claims against the manufacturers, suppliers and installers of the defective Chinese drywall.

If you believe that your home was constructed with Chinese drywall, and would like to schedule a free consultation and inspection, please contact us. Symptoms include:

  • Smell of rotten eggs or burnt matches.
  • Repeated failure of air conditioning coils, or HVAC units, beyond normal wear.
  • Copper coils have turned black, or a grayish black.
  • Failure of oven or stove elements or refrigerator coils.
  • Failure of electrical appliances such as computers, television sets, radios, DVD players, smoke detectors, microwave information display panels, washers and dryers, and other household appliances.
  • Corroded, or blackened electrical wiring.
  • Silver jewelry, or silver plated utensils tarnishing at a rapid rate.
  • Light bulbs in homes affected with toxic Chinese drywall can burn out at a much faster rate than specified by the manufacturer

Reported Physical Affects:

  • Nose bleeds
  • Headaches
  • Coughs
  • Upper respiratory or sinus issues
  • Eye irritation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Aching body
  • Rashes

PERSONAL INJURY 

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or misconduct by someone else, please call us today for your free consultation. Our legal team can assist you in recovering financial compensation for your claim arising from:

  • Tractor trailer accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Burn injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Paralysis
  • Work related injuries
  • Construction site accidents

Damages that may be recovered as the result of personal injury include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical suffering and mental anguish
  • Lost wages
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Injuries to a family member
  • Death to a family member

Our team of attorneys has experience handling personal injury and wrongful death suits. If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, or if you believe that a loved one has died and you feel that it was avoidable, please contact us today for your no obligation, free consultation.

INSURANCE DISPUTES 

Arthur Edge III, P.C. represents clients in a wide range of matters involving insurance coverage and liability issues. Our attorneys offer multi‑faceted services in insurance matters. Our attorneys have successfully represented policyholders in claims against their insurance companies where coverage has been denied or is in issue in both first party or third party claims.

  • First party claims involve a suit directly against an insurance company for refusing to pay benefits.
  • Third party claims arise when an insurance company fails to defend a suit brought against its insured or fails to pay a claim, on behalf of its insured, asserted against the insured policyholder.

Insurance policies are often difficult to understand even for sophisticated and experienced business persons. Arthur Edge III, P.C. works with its clients to level the playing field and offer benefits and protection to the insured. We bring value by ensuring that you thoroughly understand the coverage to which you are entitled and for which you have paid.

TERMITE INFESTATION 

If you paid for a termite inspection when you bought your home or have contracted with a termite company to take care of a termite problem, but still have had your home damaged by an infestation of termites, you want an attorney with experience to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses.

We aggressively protect the rights of home owners who have suffered property damage as a result of an improper or incorrect disclosure at the time of purchase, as well as persons who have suffered losses because of negligent or wrongful acts by termite companies. You may be entitled to damages to cover not only property damage, but also the costs of new construction, mental anguish, and punitive damages, if there was willful fraud or recklessness.

MOLD LITIGATION 

Given the increasing rise in mold exposure claims, our experience in mold related litigation is vital in that mold claims frequently coincide with construction defect and personal injury tort claims. In addition to a broad‑based perspective on developments in mold litigation, our attorneys are thoroughly experienced in construction defect litigation, ranging from actions involving single homes to complex developments and commercial structures.

Our trial lawyers have litigated mold claims on behalf of a variety of clients. We have successfully pursued and defended claims with and against some of the nations' foremost mold, health, and medical experts, and have a track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients.

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