Oftentimes, people find themselves in disputes with the contractor for a variety of reasons – typically a disagreement regarding the contract. Below are the steps to take if you find yourself in the midst of a contractor dispute.
Contact the Contractor
Before pursuing anything, it’s important to always report the problem directly to the contractor to give him or her an opportunity to fix it. Be sure to report the problem as clearly as possible in writing.
If the contractor refuses to fix the problem and ignores your request to do so, it may be time to contact a civil litigation lawyer in California. A civil litigation lawyer will be able to help solve the issue, preferably without trial. Catanese & Wells’ goal is to resolve the case quickly and avoid trial, through mediation or arbitration. If a trial becomes necessary, the team will work to conclude as quickly as possible in your favor. Mediation can help save you time and money, as well as any extra hassle. Your civil litigation lawyer in California will do whatever it takes to help you and can explain the process to you so you know exactly what is going on at all times.
If you are unable to settle, Catanese & Wells will do everything they can to help prevent financial loss and ensure that the correct legal actions are taken. In the case where you are unable to reach an agreement, you should speak to your lawyer about having someone else finish the work. It’s important to hire a lawyer experienced in civil litigation and contractor disputes in order to solve the case quickly and efficiently.