Common Construction Disputes That Lead to Litigation

January 20, 2023

contractor and engineer with blueprints discuss at a modern construction siteConstruction has been returning with serious emphasis, but that also means there’s plenty of room for problems, misunderstandings, and even disputes. While most firms and clients specifically have people trained to work out such risks, a number of construction issues occur regularly, regardless. Understanding what these are and how to deal with them can often save a project or recovery from a serious failure.

Construction Disputes That Lead to Litigation

Construction Defects

Construction defects happen more frequently than most clients expect, a fact that business litigation lawyers in Palm Beach, FL, are quite familiar with. The pressure to cut corners and generate maximum profit margins tempts contractors and construction providers to use low-cost options as often as possible.

Between substandard labor and low-quality materials, construction defects are more likely to happen than not. Without bonding or some kind of insurance, a construction defect can literally sink a project into bankruptcy without some means of protection.

Unpaid Subcontractors

When subcontractors aren’t paid timely by their primary contractor, they frequently apply a mechanic’s lien on the property or worksite delivered. Ultimately, the construction client ends up being on the hook if it doesn’t have a way to hold the primary contractor responsible for paying for their subcontracted help.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are common on construction sites, which is why safety is such a hot priority. Not only do the construction company and the client end up being liable, but regulatory penalties for safety violations can also rack up significant financial losses.

Nonperforming Contractors

Contractors failing to perform at all tends to be a frequent annoyance. While plenty of providers exist, a good number can be entirely unreliable. Aside from withholding payment, legal enforcement ends up being necessary to force such providers to finish the work they committed to in the first place.

Get the Right Help from a Construction Dispute Attorney

Whether it’s a business facility, a new project building, or a home, construction problems happen. And when they can’t be resolved between the client and a construction provider, then it’s time to bring in qualified legal help to force the issue to resolution.

At The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., our experience covers all types of construction dispute issues and related law. Because of our depth in business and construction law, we can provide our clients with a broad spectrum of legal protection with partners, contractors, suppliers, financiers, architecture and professional design parties, and property owners.

Don’t wait for a construction dispute to get worse. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit or mechanic’s lien, call us, and let’s help you. As a construction dispute attorney on your side, we can guide you past the risk challenges so your critical project and investment can reach completion.

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