You are a subcontractor. You take your work seriously and always do your best to complete jobs on time or early.
You don’t want to end up in court over contract disputes or other issues. There are some things you can do to protect yourself, though, so that you can minimize the risk of having to go through litigation in the future.
Are there ways to prevent construction litigation?
Yes. As a subcontractor, there are plenty of things you can do to try to help prevent a problem. For example, when you make plans to complete a project, it’s always going to be in your best interests to give yourself plenty of time to complete it. Consider the risk of tools going missing, items not being in stock and other delays. If delays are imminent, talk to the other party about them and how you plan to resolve the issues that might result from them.
Another very important step is to have your attorney review your original contract before it’s signed. You want to carefully consider the contract and negotiate the terms, so that they are beneficial to you and protect your rights. Once you agree to a contract, you should stick to it.
What should you do if the other party has a complaint?
Don’t ignore it. Many times, problems can be handled without going to court. Any critical issues should be discussed in person so that you can come up with reasonable solutions.
Our website has more on construction litigation, so you can see more on how to handle disputes and protect yourself.