Contract dispute lawyers are experts at navigating complex cases and securing quick, fair resolutions.
A lot can be at stake in a contractual agreement. Contract disputes occur when one or both parties to an agreement disagree about the terms or do not live up to them. Contract dispute lawyers specialize in navigating all types of disputes to find a quick, favorable resolution for their clients.
If you or a loved one is in need of support, contact the top contract dispute lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today to discuss the details of your case: (508) 762-1397 or fill out a contact form online.
Here we’ll explore what contract dispute lawyers can do to help you.
What are contract disputes?
Contracts are only valid when all parties agree to the terms. When one or more parties fail to perform according to the accepted terms, a dispute may arise. In a perfect world, this would be rare; in the real world, contract disputes are common.
Contract disputes may arise from:
- Breach of contract
- Errors in the contract
- Definition of terms
- Drafting and review
- Offer and acceptance
- Coercion or fraud
Breach of contract is a common reason for contract disputes. This can occur due to:
- Failure to pay
- Failure to provide goods or services
- Breach of construction contracts
- Breach of license agreements
- Breach of a business partnership or operating agreement
If you are party to a contract that has been breached, you are entitled to enforce the contract. When informal attempts at resolution fail, there are contract dispute lawyers who can help you recover damages and restitution.
How to handle a contract dispute
Contract disputes can be stressful events – especially when faced alone.
There are multiple ways – equitable and legal – to resolve a contract dispute. Contract dispute lawyers are well-positioned to explain which path best suits your circumstances and fight for your desired outcomes. If you have been treated unfairly, you have the right to protect yourself.
Some of the types of damages that a plaintiff may seek in the case of a contract dispute include
- Compensatory damages
- Punitive damages
- Nominal damages
- Liquidated damages
The nature of the contract, and of the breach, will determine what kind of damages are available. A knowledgeable attorney can inform you about what kind of damages are available to you, and how you can go about recovering them.
Where damages fail to provide an adequate remedy to a legal dispute, other resolutions may be available. These can include cancellation of the contract, restitution, or specific performance.
Specific performance is a very rare resolution that is sought only when the only possible recovery available to one party is to force the other party to honor its side of the contract.
Contract dispute lawyers: finding help
Our contract dispute lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf LLP skillfully represent clients in a wide variety of matters from contract negotiation to dispute resolution.
If you are party to a contract that has been breached, or you have been accused of breaching a contract, you deserve expert representation from an attorney who is prepared to help you achieve a favorable outcome.