It is difficult to win a lawsuit against a contractor, especially if they have done work on your home before and you have given them glowing reviews. However, there are certain circumstances that can lead to a successful lawsuit.
A contractor is legally obligated to provide the service for which he or she was hired for and must be compensated for any additional work done outside of the contract.
- Verify credentials of the contractor: check if they have a license, check if they are registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), verify their insurance status, ask for references and make sure they have a business address.
- Get it in writing: know what is included in the project (i.e. list of materials) and what is not included, who is responsible for paying any costs that may arise outside of the project (i.e., taxes).
- Discuss payment options: identify if any money must be paid in advance and when the final payment will be due.
- Know your timeline: get agreement on start date, end date, and completion date for project - as well as agreed upon milestones to measure progress along with completion date for final payment due before project is finished.
Retaining our firm will take just a few minutes of your time. Once retained, you will be able to start your claim. For the claim to be eligible, the following details must be submitted: - the name and address of the contractor - the date the work was done - an estimate of how much was paid - receipts or invoices for any payments to the contractor in advance - photos or videos of any deficiencies in the work
Some construction projects turn into nightmares — especially when homeowners don't know how to deal with contractors who are negligent or malicious. If you've been wronged on a project, we'll help you get compensated for your damages and expenses.
If your renovation has failed, our firm will work with you to determine whether or not it's necessary to file a lawsuit against the contractor who failed your project.