Breach of Construction Contract Lawyers

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What Is a Construction Contract?

A construction contract is an agreement between two parties for a construction project. Upon agreeing on a contract, both parties are obligated to perform the promises made in the contract. If one party breaches the contract, the other party can sue for damages. Damages refer to a sum of money used to compensate a party for the loss suffered as a result of the breach of contract. 

How Are Damages Computed in Construction Contracts?

Damages are computed in two different ways in construction contracts. Both measures are valid, and a court will decide which measure to use based on the situation. 

Are There Other Types of Recoverable Damages?

The non-breaching party can still recover other types of damages. Some of the more typical ones include:

Are There any Limitations to My Recovery of Damages?

Several limitations apply to recovery of damages for a breach of a construction contract: 

How Can an Attorney Help Me?

If you think you are entitled to damages related to a construction contract, an attorney can ensure you recover everything that you are owed. If you are being sued for damages, an attorney can ease the amount of damages you have to pay.

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Last Modified: 06-20-2012 02:17 PM PDT

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