As any contractor knows, projects frequently need modifications. In North Carolina, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will not compensate professionals that fail to submit an NCDOT verified claim in Greensboro before performing additional work on a project. If you were contracted and performed quality work on an NCDOT project and you are owed additional compensation, you need the assistance of an NCDOT verified claim attorney in Greensboro.
We Will Help You File an NCDOT Verified Claim in Greensboro
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 136-29, if a contractor has a contract with the DOT, performs the work to the standard of that contract, and fails to receive full compensation for their work under their contract, they have a 60-day deadline to submit a verified claim to the Secretary of Transportation. In this document, the contractor will state the fiscal amount they should earn under their contractual agreement along with specifics details of the additional work they performed.
The Review Process of Your Claim
Within 90 days of the submission of the verified complaint, the Secretary of Transportation will investigate the claim. During this time period, an NCDOT verified claim attorney in Greensboro can present the contractor’s claim to the investigating staff along with all of the relevant facts pertaining to the case. After presenting your claim to the investigating staff and after the claim is reviewed, the Secretary will either approve of the claim and offer a settlement or deny the claim. At the conclusion of the investigation, the contractor will be provided with a written statement of this decision.
Challenging a Decision
After the investigation and decision has been made by the Secretary of Transportation, under Chapter 150B, the contractor has a right to challenge this final decision within a timeframe of six months after the final decision. Typically, protesting a claim is performed through the civil court process, and court proceedings take place at the location in which the scope of the work was performed. These types of cases are presented to a judge (instead of a jury) who determines the final decision.
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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.