Petti Murphy Associates - Geneva Personal Injury Attorneys


To protect your health, and the health of our employees, we are not taking in person appointments at this time. We are however, still accepting new cases and providing consultations by telephone.
If you would like to schedule a telephone conference to discuss your current legal needs with an attorney, or need to reach our paralegal, Erin O’Connell, please call her at # 630-362-5039 or email If you are a current client, you may reach attorney Edgar Petti at or # 630-404-9303.
We want to ensure you that your legal matters are moving forward and we continue to work hard on your cases. We know how much each one of your cases that you’ve entrusted to us means. We are available by telephone and email to answer any questions that you may have, and discuss your legal options.
Please stay safe and healthy, and know that this unprecedented time will pass.

Experienced Guidance In Construction Law Matters

DuPage County Circuit Court Courthouse | Wheaton, Illinois

Petti Murphy & Associates provides a full range of transactional and litigation services for individuals and professionals with legal needs in the area of construction law, local or nationwide. While we have the experience and knowledge of downtown Chicago firms, we are able to offer our services at a reasonable fee at friendly, suburban office locations.

When It Is Possible To Recover Damages In Construction Claims

The elusive Economic Loss Doctrine, often referred to as the “Moorman Doctrine,” has had a significant impact on construction litigation in the United States. Over the years, construction law has developed in the direction of contractual law. Accordingly, damages for breach of contract are typically limited to economic losses. Under the Economic Loss Doctrine, a party to a construction contract cannot maintain an action against a contractor for breach of contract if the plaintiff seeks damages that are the type of losses that arise from negligent injury to a person or negligent damage to property.

The owner’s losses arise out of a contract for which the owner is restricted to the economic damages — loss of the “commercial expectation” or “benefit of the bargain” that was purchased in the construction contract. However, if an accident or defect at the construction site was caused by someone’s negligence and results in personal injury or property damage, the Economic Loss Doctrine does not apply. Lawsuits for breach of a noncontractual duty may be brought seeking negligence damages — injuries to person or damages to property founded in negligent conduct.

Our lawyers provide legal counsel for clients throughout the Tri-Cities area, Cook County, Kane County and DuPage County, Illinois, and the collar counties of metropolitan Chicago. Call 630-457-1691 or contact us by email to discuss your legal concerns with one of our Geneva construction law attorneys today.

We provide legal counsel and representation in all areas of construction law, including:

Call Our Construction Litigation Attorneys For Guidance You Can Trust

Call our Geneva office at 630-457-1691 for a consultation. You may also contact us by email to inform us of your legal concerns.