Construction lawsuits are a unique breed of dispute because they frequently involve fact-intensive investigations with expert witnesses, often include numerous parties, and require attorneys to have advanced knowledge of the building practices and principles used in the industry. Construction - whether residential or commercial—is a major business, and the investments we make to improve our property are some of the largest investments many of us will make in life.
At Asheville Legal, we’ve seen all manner of construction disputes—sometimes based around poor construction practices, and sometimes based around fraudulent misrepresentations or failures to pay funds that are due and owing. Our construction lawyers have reviewed and litigated a wide variety of construction contracts and construction-based issues, and we also are very familiar with the standards and practices that contractors and their subcontractors are obligated to meet.
We’ve represented individuals and owners whose buildings were so poorly constructed, that their projects had to be torn down in a total loss. We’ve also represented owners who learned mid-stream that they were being fraudulently billed for work on their projects that was never performed.
On the builders’ side of the industry, we assist carpenters and other tradesmen to file liens against owners who refuse to pay, and we have defended contractors when they’ve been sued by subcontractors whose work was so poor, it had to be redone. Our construction attorneys can also assist contractors and owners to draft contracts that are specific, clear, and that will assist them to avoid having to litigate in the future.
If you believe your legal rights are at stake regarding a build that you are involved with, contact us today to get clear on those rights and, if you’re facing a loss, how to recover for that loss.
Wimer Snider, P.C. represents individuals and businesses in the many areas of civil litigation, including:
Construction & Material Leins
For additional information about construction law that may be helpful to you, check out the following articles on our law blog:
Is Your Build Adequately Protected?
The Carpenter’s Legal Tool: Statutory Liens - Part 1
The Carpenter’s Legal Tool: Statutory Liens – Part 2
Time and Materials Contract? Watch Out!
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