Whenever you get started building a new project, there is going to be a ton of details that need hammered out. From the planning phase, to the start of construction, to the finishing phase; everything needs a precise plan. What can happen, however, is that when you have one idea in mind for the final product and the construction company has another, disputes can arise. |
Handling Land Ownership Disputes
Here is a dispute that happens a lot more often than you think. A client would like an out-building built on his property. He gives the construction company the plans and shows exactly where to build. A survey of the land shows that it’s ok to build there, and construction begins.
Shortly after the construction begins, however, the crew runs into some problems. They hit underground power or gas lines when there shouldn’t have been any. The county comes to fix them and it turns out the area where the client wanted the building to be built is on a county owned easement. Legally the construction company cannot continue working; and the client is out the money for that portion of the building. What can be done?
Handling Incomplete Job Disputes
Suppose you are the client, and you want your bathroom remodeled. We-Build-It Inc. bids the project and says they will have it done in 3 weeks. However, after working for a week and a half they realize that they underbid the project immensely, and they are going to lose ton of money. Instead of doing the honorable thing and taking care of the client, they bail.
Despite your repeated phone calls, the crew never comes back. You know the company is still in business, and you see their trucks around town. But they simply won’t get back to you. What is your recourse?
Handling Injuries on Your Property
Every construction company is required to provide the proper insurance for their workers. Without it there are huge worlds of legal liability that open up. Let’s suppose you hire a crew to replace your roof. Worker Joe falls off the roof and breaks his leg. Since he doesn’t have insurance he tries to come after you and have your homeowner’s insurance pay for his injury.
Most of the time your insurance will not cover the injury. They will say that the worker should have had the proper insurance. Worker Joe then decides to sue you. You can’t afford to pay for his injury, and you shouldn’t have to. But what can you do?
Hire a Construction Litigation Attorney
Fortunately, there are attorneys out there that can help you. Getting in touch with a construction litigation attorney will put you in a much better position to be made whole again. Instead of wasting your time dealing with a company that can’t be trusted, you can let the attorney use their power and influence to get things done.
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