The Importance of Claim Preparation
A dispute on a construction site often results in a claim being produced. Most of the time, claims aren’t resolved, therefore leading to a case in court. Obviously, the best way to deal with a claim is to avoid it in its entirety. However, with today’s complex projects, construction sites have been seeing a rise in numbers.
Preparation is Key
Construction claim preparation plays a huge role in the entire case. With comprehensive preparation, it could make all the difference in the world. Because claims have the tendency to span over long periods of time, it’s important that every part of the claim is fashioned in a way that it strongly proves your side. How you document and present your claim will determine how long it will drag out and how expensive it will be. Remember, legal battles aren’t cheap. And, all of the parties that are involved within a construction claim will delay the project, costing even more money.
Strengthen Your Case
If a claim merits prosecution, it’s important that there is proper documentation that follows each area of the claim. Maintaining organizational skills is essential and will strengthen your case. In addition, it’s important to recover important documents, evidence, and facts as each one will play a role in the upcoming case. Although it’s recommended to seek resolution prior to having to go to court, it’s important that you shape your claim as if it will enter the process of arbitration, litigation, or another resolution process in the courtroom setting. Failure to adhere to this could potentially cost you the case. Seek out construction advisory services, as they will also help determine the strength of your case against the other party.
Bio: Lyle Charles heads Lyle Charles Consulting, a construction consulting agency that has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry.