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When you’re working on a construction project, hiring a lawyer might not be on your agenda. Unfortunately, situations occasionally arise that require you to call an attorney.  Here are a few signs that it’s time to contact a construction litigation lawyer.

The Contract Has Strange Clauses

A contract is an essential part of any project, and the clauses within the contract impact how the project concludes. If you notice that the contract has a clause that seems out of place or that you don’t understand, consult a construction litigation lawyer for guidance.

For example, a clause that shifts liability to you in an abnormal way requires a meeting with a lawyer to ensure that you aren’t held responsible for issues that are outside your control.

You Can’t Resolve a Dispute

While disputes are common in construction projects, you may encounter a disagreement that you can’t reach a compromise for. A construction litigation attorney will help you understand your rights and assist you with taking the necessary legal action to settle the dispute.

You Have Questions About Acquiring Permits and Licenses

It’s essential to have the right permits and licenses for your construction project; otherwise, you risk having to pay expensive fines or even having the whole project shut down.

If you’re not sure of the process for obtaining a permit or don’t know what licenses and permits you need, a construction litigation attorney can review the legal code and confirm that you have all your paperwork in order.

Someone is Injured on the Job Site

When someone is injured during a construction project, it’s wise to consult with a lawyer. Even if the worker is insured, the insurance may not cover all of the worker’s injury-related expenses, leading to legal action against the contractor.

A lawyer will handle the case to mitigate the impact on your business and profitability.

Contact a Construction Litigation Attorney

If you need a lawyer to assist you with negotiating or resolving your disputes, contact Warren S. Dank, Esq., P.C. to schedule a free consultation.