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New Braunfels Construction Litigation Attorney

Construction Litigation Representation in New Braunfels, TX

You may have straightforward expectations for your construction or renovation project, whether it is a residential home or a place of business. You expect it to be completed on time, within budget, and according to specifications. However, disputes are common in all three of these areas. Sometimes, the issue is a breach of contract, and it can be handled in that way. More often, though, there are issues with the final product. In these situations, you need the defect to be remedied, and you need it done in the most cost-effective manner possible.

The hard-working team at The Bettersworth Law Firm knows that diligent effort is a foundation for success in almost any endeavor, and that includes commercial litigation. We can help you determine the best ways to resolve these issues while protecting your rights and your financial interests. We are always well-prepared and never let deadlines sneak up on us. Because we give you our best effort every day, you can expect the best possible outcome in any dispute.

Commercial Construction

Builders or contractors who fail to deliver as promised nearly always have an excuse. However, even the most reasonable excuses can cause you a great deal of difficulty. They may limit your ability to use your property as intended, affecting your ability to receive an adequate return on your investment. They may even cause you to experience major financial setbacks that could affect the future of your business. You do not have to accept these excuses, and neither do we. That is why we handle a wide range of construction litigation areas, including:

  • Unreasonable delays: Natural delays, like bad weather, are unavoidable. Negligent or intentional delays, on the other hand, are unacceptable. By determining the reasons for delays and the ways they may affect you, we can help ensure that these issues will be addressed correctly.
  • Payment disputes: Generally speaking, a contractor or builder has no legal right to demand a change in payment terms unilaterally. If there are changes to the scope of work, if costs turn out to be higher than expected, or if other issues related to payments arise, we can help you resolve these concerns effectively.
  • Construction defects: Sometimes, workers fall behind and then take shortcuts to complete the project on time. Contractors may use substandard materials, or they may fail to ensure that work meets the proper standards. We can help you recover compensation for the costs of repairs or other losses that occur because of these issues.
  • Performance and payment bonds: These actions are somewhat similar to mechanic's lien matters. If the workers fail to complete the project as per the contract, there may be money available to satisfy a plaintiff's claim.

Other common issues in this area include personal injury claims, defective design, and OSHA, EEOC, or TWC disputes.

Residential Projects

Many of these problems described above affect residential construction projects. Other times, latent defects may exist, and they may not be discovered for months or even years. We provide aggressive representation regarding issues such as:

  • Mold claims: If mold or other bacteria develop anywhere in a house, it may become very unhealthy and virtually unsellable. We can help ensure that a seller or other responsible parties will be required to address the losses that have occurred due to mold.
  • Water penetration: This category includes slow-developing problems like window leaks, foundation leaks, roof leaks, and other plumbing-related issues. The parties responsible for these issues may be required to pay compensation for repairs or damaged property.
  • Structural defects: Cracked foundations usually require thousands of dollars in repairs, and other structural repairs are equally as expensive. We can ensure that homeowners will receive compensation in cases where these defects occurred because of the negligence of other parties.

Either alone or in concert, these deficiencies often amount to a breach of the warranty of habitability or a similar actionable matter.

Contact Our Comal County Construction Litigation Lawyer

Protect your real estate investment in South Central Texas and contact The Bettersworth Law Firm today. Call us at 830-606-0404 for a free consultation.

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