Delay Damages Attorneys in Colorado
Seeking Fair Compensation for Delayed Construction Jobs
Getting the job done on time and at cost is a critical condition of your contract. All construction contracts should include schedules for the completion of the work, as well as what to do if that schedule becomes delayed. When problems arise and delays happen, landowners, developers, construction firms, and others involved in the process can lose thousands of dollars or more in investments.
When a construction delay is draining your finances and your company is not at fault for the delay, Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can help you set things right. Our Colorado construction delay damages attorneys can use your contract to spell out the obligations and responsibilities of your contractors, as well as find the best way to enforce those timetables. If no alternatives are available, then we can help you prepare to file a claim or for litigation in pursuit of damages owed to you and your company.
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If a contractor does not complete work on time and/or the entire construction project is delayed, there are several options you as a property owner may pursue to set things right. For example, you may pursue liquidated damages for a delay by the contractor. Liquidated damages impose a dollar amount that the contractor will be required to pay for each day of delay.
Alternatively, our construction law attorneys can provide other options for property owners to pursue if scheduling and payment problems by the contractor occur. For example, the property owner may rescind the contract or terminate the contractor and bring in a different contractor to finish the work. Our well-versed Colorado construction delay attorneys can help you consider your options and stay well within your legal boundaries, so you do not need to worry if you need to change a contract’s terms in response to a contractor’s mistakes.
Options available to explore payment for delay damages include:
- Mediation: To come to an amicable conclusion without dragging a delay damages case to the courtroom, you and a contractor can use mediation. During this legal process, one of our attorneys will act as a neutral mediator, who is there to guide the conversation, answer legal questions, and encourage cooperation. Your mediator cannot take sides during mediation, though. A successful mediation will help save everyone time and resources by concluding a conflict out of court.
- Litigation: When a contractor who causes a construction delay that results in other parties losing significant finances, they may be afraid to admit fault or not understand what they have done. If a settlement cannot be reached out of court, such as through mediation, then our lawyers will be at-the-ready to take your case to litigation, allowing a judge and jury to make a final call.
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