What Are Legal Issues in Construction & How Can An Attorney Help?
Anytime a construction project commences in the state of Florida, it is crucial that each contractor, supplier, owner, and architect understand the legal requirements related to construction before construction begins. Even before a project breaks ground, hiring an attorney is exceptionally beneficial to choosing the most profitable, safe, and efficient work options while always ensuring the project remains legal and within the boundaries of Florida’s complicated construction laws.
What is Construction Law?
Construction law encompasses a wide variety of complex and strictly interpreted statutes related to residential and commercial construction projects. Construction law covers topics such as payment, liens, injury, defective products, site conditions, waivers, notices, contract agreements, safety protocols and regulations, and other project terms and conditions.
Heavy machinery, complex equipment, and heights make any construction site an inherent risk and can lead to catastrophic damage when the regulations of The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are not strictly followed. The combination of a tight timeline, high costs, and stakes, and a team of employees and contractors, the complexity of construction law quickly becomes muddled and complicated. The worst mistake a contractor can make is to rush into an agreement without first consulting an attorney.
What Does a Construction Attorney Do?
Before any agreements are executed, a pivotal part of the construction contract process involves hiring a construction attorney. These attorneys thoroughly understand the details and principles of construction law and can take the immense burden of contracts, finances, negotiations, and regulations of the hands of the contractors. The attorneys’ at our Miami-based law firm will assist in the construction process and come to understand and educate our clients on the unique attributes of a construction project.
Waiting to hire a construction law attorney until there is a breach of a construction contract or other disputes related to the construction project can be a dangerous mistake. The expense of an attorney at the genesis of a construction project will be minuscule compared to court costs and litigation fees in the event a dispute arises. Almost all construction disputes can be avoided if a knowledgeable attorney is retained from day one.
Contact Our Construction Lawyers Today
Florida construction law and related regulations are complicated and intimidating. Hiring our legal professionals at The Saade Law Firm, P.A. will ensure fair and legal representation. Working with our firm gives construction professionals assurance in every step of the construction project. Contact The Saade Law Firm, P.A., or give us a call at 786-633-1114 to learn more about our legal construction services.