Legal Support In Construction Disputes
Dealing with construction law and other disputes is a common issue for developers. Common, however, does not mean simple. If you have a construction dispute in your immediate future, you need answers, and you need them quickly. We can help.
At The Weaver Law Firm, one of our knowledgeable construction law attorneys can represent and counsel you in matters about:
- Construction defects
- Labor inefficiencies
- Materials and liens
- Foreclosure of mechanic’s liens
- Defective design
Construction of commercial and residential projects is complex. Contractors rely on architects and engineers. When disputes or defects arise, it can be difficult to determine who’s liable.
We represent builders and property owners. We represent subcontractors and suppliers. We represent homeowners and builders. And we represent property developers, engineers and design professionals involved in construction litigation.
Defective or negligent construction can lead to personal injury. Defective materials and workmanship can also lead to personal injury and property damage. Often times these cases involve:
- Foundation problems
- Roofing problems
- Improper pipe installation
- HVAC issues
- Sick homes (mold claims)
We defend residential and commercial construction contractors against these lawsuits.
Frequently Asked Questions On Construction Law
In any construction law issues, you are going to have many questions. Most of them will be specific to your unique situation, but to get you started, here are answers to a few of the questions we get the most:
What are the most common delays in a project?
There are several types of delays that can happen with any project. Owners and general contractors each see different delays. However, the most common are:
- Material delays: Late delivery of construction materials, equipment or furnishings are all common.
- Labor delays: Worker shortages or simply mismanagement can lead to frequent holds.
- Design delays: If there is an issue in the design which cannot be properly instituted, designs may need to be revisited.
- Environmental delays: Environmental regulations often require the stoppage of construction.
For each type of delay, there is a legal response that you can choose to help move your project forward.
What happens if there is a payment dispute?
While a project is ongoing or completed, payment disputes can seriously hamper a project. Most often, if a payment dispute arises with a contractor or sub-contractor, a lien may come into play. This lien may force a foreclosure on the property. There are other tools, but a lien is a worst-case scenario.
Can you remove a lien?
There are mechanisms to remove a lien, however, especially a fraudulent one. However, if there is legitimacy in the lien claim, paying it may be the only way to remove it. It’s important to speak with an attorney about your options.
What are construction defects?
Construction defects are often related to injury claims and may not be immediately apparent after a project’s completion. However, if there is a defect and it causes an injury, the property owner may be able to reroute liability for the injury to the contractor and subcontractor. However, these cases are extremely complex.
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Our cost-effective focus on your bottom line reduces the likelihood that litigation will drain important resources from your construction company. And when the need arises, we represent homeowners and commercial property owners that have suffered from the bad hand of contractors.
Se habla español: Spanish-speaking services are available at our law office.