Gulf Shores Construction Litigation & Contract Disputes Lawyers
The advances in technology over the centuries allow for construction projects today to be true masterpieces. From residential homes to commercial buildings to public infrastructure and more, construction is one of the most important and impressive industries in today’s world.
At the law office of Wilkins, Bankester, Biles & Wynne, PA, our Gulf Shores construction litigation and contract disputes attorneys provide legal representation to construction firms, contractors, subcontractors, businesses, individuals, and other parties involved in construction disputes and litigation. To learn more about our legal services and how we can help you if you are involved in a construction dispute, please reach out to our law firm directly for a consultation.
Common Sources of Construction Litigation and Contract Disputes
With multiple parties involved, construction disputes are extremely common. Consider some of the most common sources of construction litigation and contract disputes, listed below. If you are involved in a legal dispute that stems from another construction matter, please call our law firm directly to learn more about whether we can serve you.
Construction defects. A construction defect is a deficiency in construction. While most defects are minor and even inconsequential, some construction defects can pose serious risks to health or safety, or the integrity of a structure. There are three main types of construction defects:
Design defects. A construction design defect means that the defect originates from the designer’s/engineer’s failure to produce coherent, well-organized, and accurate construction design documents/blueprints. Sometimes, design defects are the result of actual errors; other times, they are the result of omissions.
Material defects. Material defects have little to do with the design of a construction project or the quality of workmanship involved in constructing the project; instead, material defects arise out of damaged, inadequate, or defective building materials. As such, the manufacturer of these materials may be held liable for material defects.
Workmanship defects. Finally, workmanship defects are defects that arise out of poor and low-quality workmanship and the failure to construct a structure or complete a project in accordance with design documents.
Contract omissions or errors. Errors and omissions can occur in contracts, building plans, and project guidelines, and are one of the most serious and common causes of construction disputes. An error refers to any type of mistake that will impact the final project outcome, which could include impacts on materials, costs, the design of the final product, labor needs, etc. An omission is less conspicuous than an actual error and refers to leaving out important information in a contract or design plan.
Noncompliance with contractual obligations. Once a contract is signed by all parties involved, it is a legally binding document. When one party does not fulfill their obligations as outlined in the contract, they have committed noncompliance, or a breach of contractual obligations. When a party commits noncompliance of contractual obligations, the other party/parties may have the right to seek remedy for any damages that result from the noncompliance.
Nonpayment. If a contractor or another party in a construction project is not paid, one option that exists is placing a mechanic’s lien against the property. A mechanic’s lien is almost always filed by suppliers, contractors, or subcontractors, and acts as a way for an unpaid party to place a type of hold on a property. The lien will show up on any title check that’s conducted and will exist until the party holding the lien is paid.
Contractor and subcontractor disputes. There is no limit to the type of contractor and subcontractor dispute that may occur in any given construction project. Common sources of dispute include disagreements about project plans, specifications, scope of work, change orders, and modifications to scope of work or out-of-scope work.
How Our Construction Litigation and Contract Dispute Attorney Can Help
If you are involved in a construction dispute, our construction litigation and contract dispute attorneys in the Gulf Shores can provide legal guidance, recommendations, and representation throughout the entirety of your case. Here’s how our law firm will advocate for you—
Review your case. Our first priority will be to review your case in full to understand the parameters of your dispute, the background, and all other important factors. Once we understand the big picture, we will be able to provide you with more information about whether our law firm can assist you.
Make a legal recommendation. If we do decide to work on your case, we will make a legal recommendation about how you should proceed after we understand the scope of the issue. Our legal recommendations will always be based on your best interests given the scope of your situation.
Gather evidence and investigate your case. If we take on your case, we will launch a full investigation and begin the process of gathering evidence to support your claim. We will subpoena evidence, depose witnesses, and hire experts who can provide specialized opinions and insights.
Propose resolution and remedy options. Our goal is to settle your case in a way that is in your interests and that also resolves the issue swiftly and minimizes costs to you. One of the best ways to achieve this is through mediation. If mediation fails, we can consider arbitration. Litigation is usually a last-resort option when all other alternative dispute resolution methods fail.
Represent you in alternative dispute resolution proceedings or litigation. Finally, if alternative dispute resolution is not an option or is unsuccessful in achieving a settlement to which all parties agree, we will pursue or respond to litigation. Our services will include preparing and managing all documents and filings, organizing evidence, and litigating your case in court. Our lawyers have trial experience.
Learn More About our Experienced Gulf Shores Construction Litigation & Contract Disputes Attorneys
Being involved in a construction dispute can be a stressful and costly affair. To learn more about our experienced Gulf Shores construction litigation and contract dispute attorneys and our legal services, please reach out to us online or by phone to schedule your consultation. We are passionate about providing our clients with aggressive, personalized, and impressive legal services.