Insurance & Construction Law

Construction Attorney

The process of building anything is complex and tedious, and many things can go wrong along the way. Many people must collaborate to successfully assemble a structure, including a number of private entities and government representatives. Without effective methods of conflict resolution, any project runs the risk of a lawsuit.

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Our Construction Attorneys Approach

Construction law, while intricate, does not concern monumental cases, with very few exceptions. Our lawyers approach construction law with only you in mind. We work hard to solve your case as efficiently as possible, because time is certainly money when construction is involved.

Areas of Construction Law

Construction is multifaceted, and so is its law. Contract construction law involves the drafting and signing of legal documents that hold parties responsible when certain things are not accomplished or services are not provided as expected. Employment law involves business owners adhering to federal laws concerning fair wages, timely payment, and withholding taxes. When employees are injured on site, workers’ compensation law takes over. Attorneys can help employers choose compensation insurance ahead of time and provide all relevant information to employees in order to comply with the law. Dispute resolution covers most other legal situations, and may range from simply conversing with other parties to engaging in full litigation.

Employee Benefits

Construction is one of the few fields that depends almost entirely on the skill level of the workforce, but the turnover rate is one of the highest. Reasons that construction workers leave the industry are most often wage-related, so employers have a reason to provide competitive wages and employee benefits. Benefits for the workers should be unique to their workforce and settings, and may include things like 401(k), holidays, vacations, and life insurance. An attorney can assess your project to determine what you’re responsible for providing, and aid in drafting contracts.

Construction Attorney FAQs

Q1.

What is a defect?

A defect is any inadequacy of the construction. It can be applied to every step: design, planning, supervision, inspection, and building. The worst of defects may cause structural failure, which can cause injury or death. Defects may also diminish property value and financially hurt the owner..

Q2.

How do I know if I have a construction law case?

Construction law cases vary widely, and are often fully dependent on the original contracts. Breaking the law is far less frequent, because site managers and employees alike want to construct a safe structure. However, if you feel someone you’re working with is not fulfilling their contractual duties in any capacity, a lawyer may be necessary..

Q3.

What information does my attorney need?

Construction law cases focus more on your satisfaction rather than large-scale changes. Because of this, all your attorney needs is the construction project’s relevant documentation. To be prepared, bring all legal documents starting from the planning stages of the building all the way to any paperwork concerning the current dispute. .

Q4.

What types of damages are available in construction lawsuits?

Disputes typically involve poor workmanship, defective materials, failure to complete the project on time, or property damage. Financial compensation may be available in the amount necessary to fix the damaged structure and reconstruct it as per the prior contract, although this will vary depending on your case..

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