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West Virginia Construction Litigation

West Virginia Construction Litigation

As a player in the residential, commercial, or road construction field, you likely don’t need any reminding of how results-oriented our industry is. Prospective customers expect you to provide high-level work that stands the test of time for a value and often on a very tight timeline.

Having to meet these demands can mean that incidents can occur. This isn’t the only issue that can give way to a construction dispute, though. There are countless other issues, some of which we’ll  detail below, that can as well, which is often when prospective clients reach out to West Virginia construction litigation professionals like ours.

Let us help you, too. Initial consultations with our attorneys are completely free.

Construction Disputes Our Law Firm Handles

Our varied client base means we have worked on cases involving a wide range of construction-related issues, which means we can be an effective partner in representing you from start to finish.

We have experience assisting clients with the following issues:

  • Company formation, including land acquisition and financing
  • Public contracts and competitive bidding
  • Payment and performance bonds
  • Suretyship
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Agreement negotiation, drafting, and review, including contract pullouts
  • Change orders
  • Risk identification and management
  • Permitting and code violations
  • Design defect claims
  • Defective workmanship allegations
  • Scheduling and completion delays
  • Negligence claims and professional negligence issues
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and administrative hearings
  • Wage violations, including prevailing wage matters

Of course, the listing above provides only a brief overview of the construction-related legal issues we commonly handle. With our experience handling some of the most complex private commercial and public construction projects, we are confident in our ability to help you navigate your own legal concerns.

So, contact us at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC now so that we can discuss those issues and how we can best assist with them. Your initial meeting with an attorney who is thoroughly experienced in West Virginia construction litigation is complimentary.

Strategies We Use to Resolve Construction Disputes

As with any potential conflict, the first strategy we deploy in trying to resolve disputes our contractor clients are facing is to give mediation or arbitration a try.

Most construction contracts list this as the first course of action when disputes arise anyway, not only to keep all parties’ potential legal costs low but also to minimize the potential for either party’s “dirty laundry” being aired in a public forum and both potentially suffering any reputational harm that might come with that.

Fortunately for you, we have skilled mediators and arbitrators right here on our legal team at Hendrickson & Long, PLLC.

And if disputes aren’t resolvable via outside-of-court negotiations or mediation, we are more than prepared to take them to trial to give you the best possible chance of securing a ruling in your favor.

Construction Industry Clients We Work With

During our years practicing in the construction law space, we’ve had the pleasure of representing the following contractual parties:

  • Inspectors
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Property managers
  • Surveyors
  • Buyers and purchasers
  • Residential and commercial real estate owners
  • Public owners, including municipal, county, and state government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Building material suppliers
  • Builders and developers
  • Contractors, including subcontractors, such as trades workers, and general contractors
  • Industrial design professionals, such as engineers and architects

The sheer breadth of clients that we’ve worked with in the construction sector has given our attorneys unique insight into different perspectives different parties face, which has enhanced our ability to negotiate favorable outcomes for our clients.

Why You Need a Construction Litigation Lawyer

Like most any contentious matter, you can try and resolve them on your own without the assistance of legal counsel; however, not only might you spend a lot of time on back-and-forth communication to try and reach a resolution, but you might ultimately need to get a lawyer involved anyways.

Plus, if you reread your own contract, you might have written into the terms that both parties are required to engage in mediation or arbitration in any case.

Either way, if you find yourself choosing or needing to resolve the construction conflict, know that our lawyers are skilled negotiators and can serve the role of mediators, arbitrators, or litigators in your case. Since our firm’s founding, we’ve resolved some of the most complex construction projects.

This was critical in our firm being named as national counsel to Fortune 100 companies facing construction litigation and our recognition with many more accolades, including:

  • Nominated for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for in the construction litigation, commercial litigation, and company litigation categories
  • Selected for Super Lawyers in the area of construction litigation

Our lawyers are also actively involved in different industry-related legal committees and groups, including:

So, rest assured that you’re in safe and competent hands when working with our firm.

Contact our firm for a free consultation, and we’ll put you in contact with a member of our West Virginia construction litigation team who can help you navigate our legal system as expeditiously and as cost-effectively as possible.

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