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Construction litigation involving nonpayment

As someone who owns a construction company, you probably face a number of stressors on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even when construction companies completely fulfill the expectations of their clients, things can go wrong. For example, a property owner may fail to pay for work that has been completed, which can generate high levels of stress and uncertainty or even interfere with a construction company's ability to move forward. In these instances, someone may decide to move forward with a lawsuit, whether they are a contractor or run a sizable construction firm.

Will professional liability insurance protect me?

As the owner of a construction company, you may wonder how you can protect yourself against litigation from an unhappy customer in North Carolina. One option you have is professional liability insurance. However, you should understand what this will and will not cover because it cannot protect you in many situations. Once you understand this, it can help you to ensure you do have the right insurance coverage to protect your business.

How can I avoid issues during home improvement?

If you're thinking about improving your home in North Carolina, you know that finding the right contractor is essential. After all, you'll be spending a lot of money to renovate your property, and before making any decisions you want to be sure of a quality product. To help you avoid serious issues with construction litigation down the line, How Stuff Works recommends looking for the following red flags.

How can I choose the right subcontractors?

Many of the issues you may have on a North Carolina construction site can stem from the subcontractors you hire. That is why it is so important to make good decisions when it comes to hiring people to work for you. You have to ensure they will do a good job, stay on schedule, stay on budget, and work well with you and others on the site.

Alternatives to construction-related litigation

As a North Carolina general contractor, getting new clients is an exciting experience. Starting a new project and doing the job well can boost your business' visibility. However, if it does not progress as planned, repercussions can be severe. The team at the Triangle Law Group has experience in assisting with complex construction disputes.

How should I deal with a bad contractor?

Home renovation is rarely easy. If your contractor performs subpar work, you're probably in search of a way to recover on the cost of improvements or have repairs made to restore your home. House Logic explains what you should do if your contractor isn't living up to his end of the bargain.

What are the common causes of construction accidents?

Construction work sites are often filled with safety hazards. If you are a construction worker in North Carolina, you should be aware of these hazards so you can stay safe at work. If you are an employer, then knowing the risks enables you to make a safer workplace for your employees. Construct Connect explains there are some areas that get a lot of attention because they usually cause fatal accidents, but there are other common issues that lead to regular injuries even though they may not be fatal. Knowing about all hazards is important, so here is a look at some of the less talked about issues.

Using experts for claims of differing site conditions

Contractors and project owners in North Carolina, know that large undertakings have many moving parts. Contract provisions often identify typical issues, and the methods for handling them. This is especially true when discussing site conditions. The contract should also address procedures for communicating and documenting unforeseen circumstances. When issues occur outside the contract parameters, there are several alternatives, innovative solutions, and cost-effective methods to avoid the cost and expense of litigation.

How does a hurricane affect construction?

If you have a construction project in the works during the hurricane season in North Carolina, it is natural to worry about what impact a storm could have. The reality is a storm impacts the construction industry in many ways. It may lead to serious delays with your project. Not only that, but the damage sustained might have a great impact on whether you can move forward or not.

How might substandard materials hurt my construction business?

Potential homebuyers rely on you and your subcontractors to build a quality structure that will hold up through the seasons. When a North Carolina home has been built with materials that are below standard, everyone suffers, including homeowners, contractors and the housing market.

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