When it comes to construction attorneys, these are professionals who often represent a variety of individuals who work within the construction sector, such as contractors, subcontractors, developers, engineers, suppliers, and so many more. Whenever clients end up getting involved in some kind of a dispute, this can ultimately lead to some kind of litigation being filed.
Here are three of the most common types of construction lawsuits.
*First and foremost, perhaps one of the most common types of construction lawsuits involves delay claims. Due to the fact that projects always have a lot of different moving parts, as well as multiple professionals working together, there are all kinds of common disputes that involve delays. Typically, a delay claim is made whenever a specific projects ends up going over its allotted completion time, as well as getting extended due to its overall performance not being satisfactory. There are also specific factors that can end up resulting in a delay, such as weather patterns, site conditions, shortages in material and labor, and more. Many of these delays can end up impacting the time of completion for either a contractor or subcontractor, thereby resulting in further costs to get the work done. Delays are officially classified as excusable, inexcusable, compensable, and non-compensable.
*Another common type of construction lawsuit involves payment disputes. These are common in the construction industry and typically stem from the contract itself. Generally, responsibilities involving payment start with the owner and eventually make their way to the general contractor, then to the subcontractors, and so forth. Payment disputes can occur for a multitude of reasons, such as poorly worded contracts, project delays, a domino effect, and the overall scope of work.
*One other common type of construction lawsuit involves professional negligence. Whenever a construction professional ends up getting accused of not performing all of their responsibilities to the standard contained within the contract, this is considered to be a form of professional negligence. Any construction professional may end up finding themselves accused of some type of professional negligence in some form or another. Some of the most common types of cases involving this within the construction industry include architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.