Breach of Contract Disputes Los Alamitos
When to Hire a Breach of Contract Disputes Lawyer in California
A contract is a legally binding agreement that outlines the duties of those who are party to the agreement and that makes those duties enforceable by law. Contracts are seen everywhere in the business and in the regular world. For example, the tenant of an apartment has a contract with the landlord, a business owner has a contract with a vendor who sells him supplies, and a service contractor makes a contract with a customer to perform a service for that customer. When one party fails to meet the requirements or perform the duties outlined in the contract, this creates a breach of contract. If the breach involves a large sum of money or some other damages to the non-breaching party, this may be the time to hire a breach of contract disputes lawyer in California.
Options for the Non-Breaching Party
There are several possible ways in which the non-breaching party can handle a breach of contract. If the breach is minor, the issue can often be settled outside of court either in small claims court or in some sort of alternative dispute resolution setting. The non-breaching party can also simply refuse to hold up his/her end of the contract. For example, suppose one party hires another person to fix the plumbing in her bathroom. The hired contractor then fails to adequately repair the plumbing, and even when the plumber is finished, the water is still seen to be leaking all over the floor. The non-breaching party can shut off the water, hire a different plumber to complete the job correctly, and then refuse to pay the initial plumber who did not complete the job. The non-breaching party need not pay the initial plumber’s bill because the job was not completed to the satisfaction of the person paying for the plumbing services (hence, fixing the leak).
Possible Remedies for Breach of Contract
There are other options for the non-breaching party that involve filing a lawsuit. In the above example in which a plumber is hired to fix a bathroom and fails to do the job, the non-breaching party hires another plumber and the job gets done. There are no damages. However, suppose the non-breaching party was not home when the bathroom floor was flooded, and as a result, the entire floor was destroyed and had to be replaced. The non-breaching party could then sue the plumber for monetary damages. Or, if so inclined, the non-breaching party could also sue to compel specific performance. In other words, the non-breaching party could sue the plumber and force him to do the job again, this time correctly, in addition to suing for damages.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Breach of Contract Disputes Lawyer in California Today
If you are involved in a breach of contract situation, call to schedule a free consultation with a California breach of contract disputes lawyer today. We are able to go over the specifics of any contract that you want to discuss, and can determine if you need to move forward legally on the merits of each case. The experienced legal experts at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will help you determine if a contract breach has occurred and will advise you as to your legal options. We will use our knowledge and experience to get you the best possible compensation for your monetary losses. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Stop by our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us evaluate your breach of contract case today.