When to Hire a Construction Lawyer

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If you are a contractor, subcontractor, or you own your own construction business, your business thrives off of having people work for you and people to work for. So, what happens if someone messes up and you find yourself in a lot of trouble? That's when you can hire a construction lawyer. To help you understand when and if you may need to hire a construction lawyer, this article will take a closer look at a few scenarios that you might run into. Read on to learn some more. 

Someone Isn't Paying You

If you have a client that owes you a lot of money and they are refusing to pay you, then you may need to hire a construction litigation firm, especially if they have breached the contract. Your construction lawyer can write a letter to the client asking them to pay up and stating that if they don't pay, you will take them to court. If your client fails to pay by a certain date, then your attorney will take them to court and have them appear before a judge. 

Subcontractors Have Stolen from You

If you found out that some of your subcontractors have stolen from you in any way, then you may need to hire a construction lawyer. For instance, if you noticed that tools or money are missing, then a construction lawyer can file a complaint against the subcontractor and then even file a small lawsuit. If they don't comply with the warning letter, then your lawyer may recommend that you take them to court so that they pay up. 

Someone Has Broken Their Contract

When you start on a big contract like a house or a commercial building, you put money into the project and then usually wait for the client to pay you. However, your client signs a contract at the beginning that states that they will pay you. If they break that contract and go with someone else, then you are out that money. To help you get the money back that you put into a project, a construction lawyer will write a letter to the person or company stating that they have a certain amount of time to pay you. If they don't pay you, then they have to appear in court before a judge. 

If you want to learn a little bit more, contact a firm such as that of Wright, Ponsoldt & Lozeau, Trial Attorneys today. 


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