Construction litigation is the process in which disputes between owners, contractors, and subcontractors are resolved in court or at arbitration (which is similar to trying the case before a single judge instead of a jury). It involves preparing the case for trial, and then trying it if necessary. It often involves disputes involving claims that money is due and has not been paid or, on the other hand, claims the construction was defective. Sometimes construction litigation may also involve a request for injunctive relief, which is asking the court to order that one of the parties either does something or stops particular behavior.
This law office has aggressively litigated construction cases in federal and state courts and at arbitration, bringing cases for claimants and defending cases for defendants, for approximately 30 years. If your company needs legal assistance in any type of construction dispute, call us at 800-909-LAWS (5297) or submit a contact form. All cases have a statute of limitations that bar claims or defenses after time has passed, so please call right away to ensure that you do not waive rights by waiting too long.
Construction litigation often also involves prejudgment attachments and mechanics liens. Both of those early steps in construction litigation are discussed at length in other parts of this website, so please click on prejudgment attachments or mechanic’s liens if you want to know more about those subjects. Either one or both can be a very effective tool in seizing the advantage in your construction dispute from the beginning of the case.
If you ask for our assistance in your construction dispute, our goal in working with you will be to first, analyze the case and discuss your options and the cost of each with you; second, develop a plan of action designed to efficiently and cost-effectively maximize your recovery or defend against the action if it is being brought against you; and third, throughout the process communicate with you so you are constantly aware of what is happening and able to fully participate in your case. We also consider throughout your case whether it can be settled to avoid the cost of further litigation. Our firm has the construction litigation experience to let you make informed decisions at all times.