A construction contract may end up with issues or may even be broken before the structure is complete. This would require the indulgence of a litigation attorney. Even before you enter into a construction contract, it is advisable that you hire a lawyer to oversee the whole process and ensure the contract that is signed by the other party who may become the plaintiff is solid, clear and beneficial. The agreement will contain details like; the end date, the amount of compensation, and the agreed type and standard of materials to be used. Any breach of a construction contract exposes the company to a liability in case of a lawsuit. Without any written agreement that is guided by a lawyer, it may be difficult to argue the case in case of litigation.
A breach of contract
Most of the Litigations emanating from breaches of contracts end up becoming complicated when an attorney is not involved in the drafting of the document. As a developer, you have to be careful when entering into contracts with the relevant parties; could be the contractors, suppliers and such. The litigation lawyer ensures that the agreement is fair, reasonable and enforceable. By so doing, you’re sure that if the construction company is in any way unable to complete the construction, or is not able to satisfy the requirements outlaid in the clauses of the agreement.
Again, it could be that the construction company is unable to complete the work due to bankruptcy or dissolution of partners. In this case, there could be another remedy instead of compensation. Here you may not be able to get monetary compensation but contracted workers may do a completion of the building and all this will happen on modified terms. Here, the litigation would need to be changed to mediation (where you could use mediation services birmingham) and this binds the parties to the concluding judgment.
Injuries incurred during construction
During construction, there is a lot of activities and often times, there will be injuries. Homeowner policies and medical insurances may not cover you in case and this, therefore, requires a litigation attorney who would seek redress on your behalf.
Legal assistance on construction incidents
Sometimes there are issues that will arise during construction and are not covered in the contract and which may lead to complications in the future. This is common in contracts, insurance policies, or when someone is injured in the process of construction. A litigation attorney knows how to proceed with the case and the right time to seek for settlement.
Negotiating for deals
May be it is your first time to construct and therefore you are not familiar with contracts and negotiations that go with such. Many of the contractors that you’ll be dealing with have been in the field for the longest time. They know the loopholes they could use to exploit you and get away with it. That is why involving a lawyer is critical. He/ she will give guidelines on the kind of contract that will favor you and ensure that you are well cushioned.
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