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Construction Contract Lawsuits

nassua county civil litigation james j corbettFor over 20 years James J. Corbett has been handling disagreements over construction contracts and disputes between construction contractors and their insurer. We represent owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors in various cases involving issues such as:

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Breach of Contract
  • Termination of Contract
  • Work stoppages
  • Delays
  • Cost overruns
  • Paying for additional work
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Failure to properly complete work

These matters often work their way through the courts, but can also be resolved through alternatives to litigation like negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Breach of contract is a common legal theory under which construction disputes are regularly adjudicated. A property owner enters into a contract with a contractor that lays out the scope of the project, as well as how and when it is to be completed, and how and when the contractor will be paid for its work. In most cases, most parties enter into a number of agreements with contractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers to ensure that the project gets done. When a problem arises, the contract is the first place to look to determine who may be at fault.

There are a number of remedies available for breach of a construction contract, including economic damages for any harm caused by the breach. A non-breaching party may also be able to terminate the agreement altogether in the event that the breach is deemed material. In New York, a material breach is considered one that goes to the heart of the contract and is vital to its existence. The failure to perform a substantial part of a contract – putting a usable roof on a house or office building, for example – is likely to make the agreement voidable. If you are involved in the construction industry and have sustained losses as a result of another party breaching your contract or if you have been sued, we can help. We are available 24/7 for a free telephone consultation.

Construction Insurance Lawsuits

Insurance is an integral part of any construction project. Unfortunately, sometimes insurers fail to provide the coverage they are obligated to provide under the policy. If you are an owner, general contractor or subcontractor and your insurance carrier fails to provide coverage,  we can help. We have extensive experience handling insurance litigation iin the construction field. In addition, if your insurance carrier declines coverage in a lawsuit commenced by an insured worker or third party, we can represent you in that lawsuit as well as pursue a lawsuit against your insurance carrier for coverage. Call us anytime for a free consultation.

Serving Clients in Long Island and NYC

Construction Lawyer James J. Corbett has over 20 years of experience representing clients in construction matters throughout New York, including in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island. In addition, Mr. Corbett was the co-founder, vice president and general counsel of a telecommunications infrastructure construction/project management company. He is well respected in the local and legal communities, and many of his clients are referred to him by other lawyers. His offers the sophistication of a larger practice along with the personalized attention that comes with working directly with clients. Contact us to see how we can help you. From our offices in Manhattan and Uniondale, we offer free initial consultations and are available around the clock. For free telephone consultations call 516-679-9494 or 646-598-9262 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.