What Do I Need To Know About Construction Contracts?
The construction industry is booming. Having a construction contract attorney review your legal documents is always a smart move. Despite everyone’s best efforts to complete a construction project smoothly, disputes in the construction industry are all too common.
Disputes happen every day and we see them all the time here at Smiley Law Firm. Disputes come in every variety and at one time or another, they affect every party to the construction project. Disputes usually consume a lot of time, money, and can hurt the reputation of your construction business. Disputes can result in frustrating delays to the project.
Don’t wait for the legal repercussions that can cost your project, and call a construction contract lawyer immediately for help. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Get the contract reviewed before you sign it. Once you sign it then you and your construction company are bound to the terms of the contract.
When a dispute arises in Louisiana, Texas, or California (the states where we practice here at the Smiley Law Firm), the parties typically turn to the contract documents for guidance on a possible resolution. This may lead the parties to a third-party neutral, mediation, arbitration, and/or court. Unfortunately, in many cases, the expense involved in a pursuing a dispute can be far out of proportion to the money actually at stake.
Reach out to a construction lawyer to review your contract, it is a smart move.
Regardless of your type of dispute and/or the contract documents applicable, the parties involved will be faced with legally significant decisions and deadlines. The rights and remedies available to you will often depend on the language of your contract, and even the most straightforward construction contracts can contain unclear or ambiguous terms and legalese that is difficult to understand. A construction contract lawyer with experience in construction disputes can help you pursue your claim in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Smiley Law Firm is experienced in resolving disputes between contractors, subcontractors, architects, and owners, both in court and through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration. If you have a construction contract dispute, contact one our office and speak to one of our attorneys who can help sort out your construction contract issue today.