On September 4, 2023, The Mold Lawyers secured a final judgment in the amount of $425,000 against the Carillon Condominium Association in Lake Worth, Florida. The case revolved around the Association’s neglect and failure to maintain a leaking roof over our client’s condominium on-going since 2017. This neglect led to severe water intrusion and subsequent mold growth, affecting not only the structural integrity of the property but also the health and well-being of our clients. Ultimately, the water intrusion forced our clients from their home.
A Lengthy Battle for Justice
The road to justice was far from easy. Despite clear evidence showing that water was infiltrating into the interior of the premises, the Association remained adamant in their denial that there was anything wrong with the roof. Their refusal to take responsibility led to protracted litigation and undue hardship for our client when they had to leave their retirement home.
The Importance of Expert Opinion
To conclusively prove the Association’s failure to maintain the roof, The Mold Lawyers had to hire experts in the field of construction and water intrusion to examine the property and pinpoint the exact areas where the roof was improperly installed. These experts were also able to identify how water was entering the interior during heavy and wind-driven rain events. Their findings were instrumental in strengthening our case and establishing the culpability of the Carillon Condominium Association.
Legal Precedent and Public Impact
This case sets a vital precedent for homeowner and condominium associations across the state of Florida. Condominium Associations have a legal obligation to maintain the shared and common elements of the property, including the roof at all times. Failure to do so can have dire financial and legal repercussions. Our win sends a clear message: refusal to acknowledge evident problems will not be tolerated.
Our Commitment to You
At The Mold Lawyers, we are committed to fighting for the rights of those affected by water damage and mold due to the negligence of others. We recognize the importance of a safe, healthy living environment and understand the severe impact that water intrusion and the resulting mold development can have on one’s quality of life. Our team is highly specialized, leveraging years of experience in mold litigation to advocate effectively for our clients.
We believe that this victory will serve as a warning to other associations that neglect their responsibilities and as encouragement to those suffering from similar situations, to seek justice. If you are facing issues of mold growth in your home or community and believe it to be the result of Association’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Mold Lawyers for a consultation. Your health and home are too valuable to risk.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us at 954-241-2260.
This blog post is meant for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Individual circumstances vary and should be discussed with a qualified attorney.