Any building project in Louisiana or elsewhere, whether residential, private or commercial, can cost an arm and a leg to complete. Expenses can quickly go up when disputes arise — whether between the owner and contractor, owner and subcontractors, or contractors and subcontractors. Unfortunately, disputes are common, and the sooner you work to resolve them, the better for everyone.
How to resolve construction disputes?
You can utilize litigation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods to deal with construction disputes. Litigation is often a last resort option, as it can be costly and time-consuming. Negotiation is the gold standard and typically the most effective strategy. People typically use ADR methods, such as mediation or arbitration, when negotiations fail, and litigation is unwanted or inappropriate.
Why is negotiation the gold standard?
Many disputes are the result of misunderstandings. For this reason, talking things out is usually enough to reach a resolution and get the project back on track. Taking this route can also help preserve business relationships. It is worth trying first before anything else.
Do what you feel you must
You have to go about construction dispute resolution in the manner you feel is best for your specific issue. Legal counsel can help you determine what manner that is. No matter which route you choose, an experienced attorney can assist you in resolving the dispute as quickly as possible, which is in your best interests. To learn more about how legal counsel can help you with your dispute, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.