CONSTRUCTION - Attorneys and Laws Overview
Construction laws deal with issues surrounding the formation of buildings, and cover legal topics such as contract law, security interests such as liens, and personal injury resulting from construction. Financial institutions, architects, construction companies, workers, and any other persons associated with erecting a building or structure, are subject to construction laws. Due to the complexity and high monetary value at stake, a party should work with an experienced construction attorney for an appropriate remedy.
Construction law is, for the most part, guided by state or local government legislation, and can vary depending on where the building or structure at issues is located. Although construction law values enforcing contracts by ensuring parties act as promised, it is important for all parties to know and understand the local construction laws before signing any documents, to avoid legal misunderstandings. To resolve a construction dispute, the law will typically look for answers in the contract between the parties signed at the outset of the project and the customs of the particular business practice. As such, construction attorneys are a valuable and recommended resource to assist in creating, negotiating, and resolving contract disputes.
It is important to hire a construction attorney familiar with the controlling construction laws. A contract covers agreements having great financial value to all parties involved, as such this important document that should be reviewed by a construction attorney prior to signing. Construction attorneys can assist clients who have suffered harm due to a breach of a construction contract or to a construction accident, though negotiation or filing a lawsuit to recover appropriate damages.