Most South Florida general contractors know that their best marketing strategy is to do good work. Making quality structures for clients may bring in more business than any advertisement ever will. However, the business gained through word of mouth does not mean contractors will forgo payment for their services. When payment problems or other issues arise, the construction litigation that may follow will most likely stem from one of three common contracts used in the industry.
Construction projects can be complicated. Individuals wanting the project completed can have specific requests, and construction companies often do their best to manage those requests. However, construction litigation can take place if one or both parties involved in the project feel that the endeavor did not go to plan.
Construction companies can face legal issues for any number of reasons. Some companies may not receive the pay they are owed, or a partner could unjustly back out of a deal. In some cases, they may face construction litigation if a person is injured by materials, debris or other aspects of a construction project.
Though the construction industry can be lucrative, company owners can also face numerous issues. In some cases, a prospective project could fall through even after a deal was made, and the company could face serious setbacks and financial losses. It is not unusual for construction litigation to result from this type of ordeal.
Working in construction can have many difficulties. Some projects can be more difficult than others, and there is always the risk of accidents taking place that could leave workers seriously injured. On top of that, there is the chance that construction litigation will take place because a client did not pay.
In any type of relationship, disputes are common. Even if companies create contracts in order to outline the nature of the business relationship, one or more parties may not adhere to the terms of the agreement. If this happens, it is possible for construction litigation to take place in order to resolve the issues that result.
Running a company also means running into issues now and then. In some cases, a construction company that performs work for another business as part of a project may find itself in a situation where it has not been properly compensated for its services. It is not unusual for this type of problem to lead to construction litigation.
Running any type of company comes with the risk that clients or customers will be dissatisfied with the completed work. When it comes to construction issues, company owners, contractors, subcontractors and others involved in a project could find themselves on the receiving end of complaints. In some cases, construction litigation could result.
Construction projects can often have their ups and downs, and not just in terms of demolition and building. Some contractors may agree to work on projects only to face difficulties, such as lack of payment, that result in them having to delay work or stop completely. In some cases, construction litigation may take place in efforts to work toward owed compensation.
When a new structure needs to be built, many companies may vie for the job. The company that lands the project may work hard to complete it and then move on to the next project. However, some companies could face legal claims and construction litigation years later if parties believe that structures suffer from defects or other issues.