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Basic Information On Construction Litigation

There can be a lot of situations that can come up during construction or even after the project has been completed. It's a good idea to educate yourself on the basics of construction issues that may end up in court. Not only can this prepare you for possible issues in the future, but it may also let you recognize whether something you are currently dealing with should be taken to a lawyer. 

Basic information on issues that can lead to construction litigation

Construction litigation comes about when there are disputes regarding a construction job. These disputes can have to do with things like:

  • Running behind on agreed-upon deadlines
  • Poor quality of work
  • Using the wrong materials that weren't agreed upon
  • Defective materials or products
  • Non-payment issues for supplies or labor
  • Items being damaged during construction

Reasons why a lawyer is a good idea even if you have a warranty

You may have a warranty for material or products that were used in the construction process. However, even if the items in question are covered under warranty, it is still a good idea to see a lawyer. Some of the reasons why you should see a lawyer include the fact that warranty claims are often denied, your specific issue may not be covered under the warranty, and it may take the win of a lawsuit to be able to fully correct the issue and any other problems caused by it. You also need to keep in mind that while you are fighting for a warranty, it may take so long that your statute of limitations will run out. Once your statute of limitations runs out, it will be too late for you to take them to court. 

How to prepare for a meeting with a construction lawyer

If you feel that you are having issues regarding a construction job, and you decide to go to a lawyer, then you want to be well-prepared. This means you should bring as much information you can to your meeting. This will help the lawyer to determine whether you have a case, and it will also give them a head start when it comes to putting your case together. Some of the things that you want to bring with you when you meet include: 

  • Any and all contracts you have
  • Copies or records of all the correspondence you had with the other party
  • Photographs of the work in question or other areas of concern
  • Video of the areas and items in question
  • Work orders
  • Warranty information
  • Contact information for the other party
  • Any other type of proof you feel is relevant

To learn more or to get help, contact a local construction lawyer.