Written by Lyle Charles
Construction claims managementas well as any conflict that may arise from your construction projects do not have to turn into a full-blown court case that involves thousands of dollars and countless work hours going to waste all because of judicial proceedings. Let’s face it, you don’t want to go to court and neither does your client. In situations like these, the best solution is prevention. Why find a cure when you don’t have to get sick in the first place, right? In construction disputes, it usually ends up in dispute and mediation wherein both parties are able to air out their grievances and ask for the remedies that they seek. In disputes, dispute and mediation services are necessary, but having to go to court is not. You can end your problems in mediation and you can move on. You can do this by recognizing your options. Who is the real party at fault? Do you have any liability to your client? You need to recognize things for what they are. If your chances of winning are slim to none, then settle. Nobody wants to do business with a construction firm that turns on their own clients. And you do not want your construction firm to have a reputation like that either. Your lawyer knows what to do, and listen carefully as well to what he has to say as he has the best opinion in the room on whether you have a valid cause of action or not.
Written by Lyle Charles
In every business, we are always met with problems. These things can come internally or externally, and it can literally consumer your business if you don’t deal with it accordingly. The best way to solve problems and crises is by dealing with them up front. Running away from them won’t solve anything. And as a matter of fact, avoiding crises is even much better than solving them. Don’t wait till it’s too late and you end up being summoned to arbitration proceedings wherein you need to subpoena a construction expert witnessto help you clear your name. What’s even tougher than that is the fact that there’s always the possibility of losing a case despite how valid your claim or defense really is. If you want to deal with crisis management, you need to have a management team that’s experienced and equipped enough to deal with this conflicts and crises. The most important thing to remember when you’re faced with problems is not to panic, and not to react based on your emotions. In other words, you need to make sure that you make calm and calculated decisions that would be to your best interest. You can’t do everything yourself either so you need to make sure that you trust your team as well. Whether it’s liquidity issues or a strike by your employees, always remember that a prolonged dispute will cripple your business. Solve it as soon as possible and make sure that you are fully aware of your chances of winning.