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Could technology help you fight bad faith claims?

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2019 | Construction Law

Contractors often face situations where they wind up as defendants in lawsuits. Litigation that arises from job disputes, whether they are with the clients, workers or subcontractors, can be both burdensome and costly to defend.

It’s obviously far better to avoid a potentially litigious situation than it is to launch a defense to one, which is one reason why many contractors are increasingly turning to technology to further insulate them from the threat of litigation.

Special software can record daily logs, field reports and other time-stamped documentation that can corroborate your position in disputes and legal challenges.

Installing cameras and other electronic monitoring systems on job sites can provide a counterpoint to a falsified worker’s compensation claim or harassment allegation made by a disgruntled employee.

There are some privacy concerns surrounding the use of wearable technologies by work crews, but as long as participation is voluntary and all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) laws are upheld, they are another technological tool for contractors to have in their arsenals.

Regardless of the type and level of technology that you want to incorporate into your contracting business, you should be prepared to vigorously defend any claims that falsely malign your good name or the hard-earned reputation of your company. Once an allegation is made, the association can linger long between it and your company.

We understand the value of having a good name in the South Florida contracting business, and that is why we pride ourselves on our skills and knowledge of construction law. As soon as you have any inkling that your business could take a hit, call us to help you defend your reputation to the fullest.