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.
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.
The non-breaching party can still recover other types of damages. Some of the more typical ones include:
Several limitations apply to recovery of damages for a breach of a construction contract:
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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