Construction problems present complex issues, both technical construction problems and legal matters, that must be addressed. It’s incredibly challenging, if not impossible, for a property owner, contractor, engineer, materials supplier, or other interested party to have a fair shot at getting these issues resolved without a lawyer. Here are just a few situations in which a construction defect lawyer can be of assistance.
Handling Construction Claims
If you are a property owner and find a construction or design defect, a good construction defect lawyer can represent you in any discussions or dispute resolution. Claims might also include other aspects affecting construction work, including requiring added payments, delays of any type, allegations of design defects, and zoning or land use issues.
Many construction defect claims can be settled through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration. While it might be tempting to try to handle these matters on your own, it’s generally not productive and a bad idea. An attorney can guide you through this process, advocating on your behalf, so you get the best possible results.
Creating and Reviewing Contracts
A construction defect claim can cost you time and money and create significant stress. If you’re a business, it can also impact your brand’s reputation. An experienced construction defect attorney can help you avoid issues associated with costly claims by creating and reviewing your contracts.
Your construction attorney can ensure you enter into contracts that are suitable for the project and in your bests interests. Once your attorney has worked with you on several agreements, many of these contracts will only need project-specific tweaks to ensure your rights and financial interests remain protected.
Terminating a Contract
If a party wants to terminate a construction contract or has been accused of breaching the terms of a contract, it’s beneficial to involve a construction attorney. A skilled construction defect lawyer can advise you whether a contract termination is advisable and/or represent your interests if you are due compensation and any litigation results.
Assisting With Construction Proposals
A construction defect lawyer can also help you draw up proposals and bids and submit Invitations for Bidding (IFBs). Having an attorney on your team at these early stages can help prevent legal tangles moving forward.
Speak With a Knowledgeable Construction Defect Lawyer in Nevada or South Carolina
Construction defect cases can be complex and frustrating. If you believe you have a case, it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney well-versed in this area of the law. Whether you are a property owner or business facing a construction defect matter, your approach is critical.
The Clarkson Law Group, P.C. devotes a large portion of its practice to construction defect cases in South Carolina and Nevada. We assist clients by developing effective strategies to resolve disputes affordably and quickly. But we also aren’t afraid to take your case to court. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your options.