Over the past few years, Florida has been experiencing an unprecedented broadening of its construction market with retail development, commercial build-outs, industrial renovations, new home construction and apartment units leading the way. A housing shortfall in some counties has caused market conditions to experience a housing crisis but many other areas are experiencing rapid development, sales and growth. According to the latest census bureau forecasts, Florida’s population is expected to grow over 1.4 million between 2015 and 2019 making it one of the fastest growing states in the country. Unfortunately, with this expanded growth and development come a price tag, and civil court filings that deal with construction issues are at an all-time high. In the past, Florida courts have had a legal policy of a “buyer beware “rule making buyers and sellers responsible for identifying building defects and construction shortfalls. The law didn’t lend itself to any remedies if an unsuspecting buyer didn’t identify issues with their housing purchased from a home builder. The Florida courts have since revised the rules and buyers of newly constructed homes, houses and condominiums have a right to expect their purchase to be free of defects and sloppy workmanship. The law states that an implied warranty, (Gable v. Silver, 258 So.2d 11 (Fla. 4th DCA) between the contractor and the purchaser is in effect and that the buyer is entitled to purchase a product, free of defects, including design, construction, building materials used and components included. Construction law is a very complicated field and there are many issues consumers face in dealing with problem arising from a construction project or a new home sale. Most homebuilders and general contractors have access to legal help from competent construction and business law attorneys. Don’t go it alone. You have one chance at receiving fair and just compensation so choose the right construction law firm that can protect your legal rights.
There are many legal issues that can arise between contractors, sub-contractors, developers, materials supplier and consumers that involve construction defects, construction liens, construction contracts and faulty construction claims. At Heekin Law, P.A. we provide experienced and knowledgeable legal advice and representation in all Construction Law matters. We also work with many different types of professionals in the construction industry, from General Contractor’s to Architects, drafting standard contracts, drafting claims of liens, final payment affidavits and bringing action to resolve a dispute and defending legal actions brought as well. We have a tremendous amount of litigation experience on behalf of businesses who seek a durable and lasting resolution to their legal issues. Our attorneys at Heekin Litigation also understands the importance of protecting professional licenses and the impact a complaint can have on a businesses image and livelihood. There are many reasons to choose the lawyers at Heekin Law, P.A. to assist your firm and safeguard your financial interests but none more important than our ability to listen to our clients concerns and need and protect their interests. We provide affordable legal assistance with free, no-obligation consultations and flexible appointments to fit your schedule. Our firm services all of the North Central and North Florida markets and we pride ourselves on taking the legal burdens off your shoulders with expeditious, aggressive legal representation. Give us a call at 904-355-7000 or visit our website at Jax-Law.com for a complete list of our services, qualifications and experience.
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