The decision to take on a commercial construction project is a big one. Not only will it affect your company as a whole, including its finances, but it’s likely to bring quite a bit of stress to your life. But, of course, you decide to move forward with the idea that the end result will benefit you and your company.
What can cause a commercial construction project to end up in litigation?
Commercial construction projects are complex on many fronts, so it’s critical to understand that things could take a turn for the worse at any time. Here are some of the many issues that could result in a disagreement and potential litigation:
- Construction defects
- Environmental issues
- Dust and ground settling
- Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Personal injuries
If your commercial construction project hits a snag, it’s time to take action. The first thing you should do is voice your displeasure. It’s your hope that this clears the air and allows you to find common ground on which to build. If that doesn’t work, you may want to try mediation. This gives you the opportunity to sit down with a mediator, discuss your concerns and work toward a resolution.
What if all your attempts to resolve the problem without a lawsuit fail?
Should nothing else work, turn your attention to litigation. You don’t want to go down this path, but it may be necessary to protect your legal rights and ensure that you don’t have any additional losses. Even if you hire a reputable builder and keep a close eye on their progress, you never know when something could go wrong. Should this happen, don’t delay in taking action.