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Understanding Florida construction law

On Behalf of | May 22, 2023 | Construction Law

By definition, construction law covers any legal issue that is connected to constructing a building or any other type of structure. The legal issues that come up as construction activities can fall under federal, state or local jurisdiction.

When it comes to construction, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise among the people involved in the project. Some of those disputes are the result of injuries and/or accidents in the workplace, defects in the construction, problems with the contract and issues with acquiring the proper building and planning permits.

Common legal issues

There are many potential causes for disputes; however, financial disputes are one of the most common types of legal issues that come up. Financial issues can come up while the project is ongoing, which includes if the project exceeds the budget because of labor and material overages that could not have been anticipated, which certainly happens sometimes. Another common source of financial disputes is if the customer refuses to pay the construction company for the work that was done because they are not totally satisfied with the work that was done.

If these types of disputes arise, they can be settled in a number of different ways, some in court and others out of court:

  • Suing for breach of contract
  • Placing a lien on the work that was completed
  • Discussing and modifying the contract
  • Construction arbitration
  • Construction litigation

Turning to a Florida construction attorney for advice

If you are in the middle of any sort of construction dispute, you may find a Florida construction attorney’s experience to be quite beneficial to your case. Just because you seek the advice of an attorney does not necessarily mean that you are going to end up in court in front of a judge. In fact, if there is a way to settle your dispute without having to go to court, you will most likely save yourself a lot of time, money, and aggravation.

The attorney can walk you through the process, step by step, and coach you on what you can expect and help you to protect your rights. You may find that having the support of a knowledgeable construction attorney will make all of the difference to your case and it may allow you to leave the issues behind.