Reasons Contractors Are Sued and How to Avoid a Litigation Part 3
Our firm is dedicated to helping contractors (among other professionals) navigate the complexity of construction law and providing legal counsel and representation for construction disputes. This is why this three-part series is vital. We want ensure contractors protect their livelihood through easy prevention methods to avoid being sued. In this final article, we’ll give you two more ways to avoid a litigation and what to do if you still get sued. Read parts one and two to learn more.
Keep Photos of Your Work
As you complete work, it is a good idea to take photos as you progress. Photos serve as evidence against claims that may arise down the road. Photos are like a 3rd party witness when it’s your word against someone else’s. Remember to keep details such as date and location to further solidify your case.
Meet Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) Requirements
Be sure your license and credentials are up-to-date and you’re practicing in the right jurisdiction. If you are complying with CILB regulations, you won’t have to worry about complaints against your license or associated penalties and fines for unlicensed activity.
If a Lawsuit is Brought Against You
After you’ve put measures in place to avoid a litigation, what do you do when a lawsuit is brought against you? The first step is to get a legal expert on your side. A Brandon construction attorney can help navigate the litigation process and defend you against claims. Although litigants can represent themselves in small claims court, contractors need to understand the hazards of self-representation. We recommend an attorney due to the complexity and frustration that can accompany litigation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.