With all the explosive growth of both residential and commercial building projects in Florida, it’s no wonder that many contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and consumers are engaged in legal battles extending from construction non-performance issues. The property owner has a legal right to expect contractors to perform defect-free work and when problems arise many times the only solution to faulty construction is to seek a legal remedy. Construction defects come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees including roof, window, and door leaks causing water intrusion, foundation issues, building code violations, mold and remediation issues and unexplained changes to original designs just to name a few. Unfortunately, construction defect cases can become extremely complicated due to the number of involved parties in any building project. The construction industry is a unique mixture of architects, general contractors, engineers, developers, material suppliers, subcontractors, and property owners all having their hands in agreeing to and completing a project. The lines of due-diligence become unclear many times and it takes an experienced and dedicated construction law attorney to sort out the matters oftentimes leaving plaintiffs who are seeking a remedy to their issues no choice but to pursue litigation. At Heekin Law, P.A. we have a dedicated and experienced team of construction law attorneys who understand the complexities of issues and the Florida regulations and laws involved in construction, ready to resolve amicably if possible, your disputes. Enlisting a knowledgeable construction law attorney is the first step in protecting your rights and financial interests. Approaching any construction defect takes judgment and sometimes the enlistment of experts to sort out the details and identify who specifically is responsible for the defect (s). Designing a legal strategy to achieve a positive resolution either through negotiation or litigation is our goal. Generally, construction law claims involve everything from commercial buildouts and new commercial construction to residential construction and even remodeling projects. Most construction law claimants are commercial or residential property owners unsatisfied with the building of a dwelling, faced with unfinished work or poor workmanship during construction leading to defects and building issues that need to be resolved. Even architects accused of defective designs or material suppliers who delivered defective materials could be subject to and responsible for, the defective outcome. Whether you are the target of a construction defect or are pursuing a construction defect lawsuit, we are here to help.
At Heekin Law, P.A., our principal attorneys Geoff Heekin and Hunter Malin are talented and successful construction law attorneys who bring over 30 years of experience dealing with construction defects and liens, contract review, creation and enforcement of construction agreements and filings against construction licenses. Most practicing attorneys are not familiar with business and construction law issues that arise and if you are facing a construction issue you need to consult with a construction law attorney. Give our office a call at 904-355-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Heekin Law, P.A. represents plaintiffs and defendants in business and commercial law, construction law, Homeowners and Condominium Associations, Appellate and Family Law cases. Our law practice assists private and business entities in the entire State of Florida and we look forward to hearing about the facts in your case and helping you seek a fast and successful outcome. Heekin Law, P.A.. Representation Customized to Fit Your Needs.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to