Things to keep in mind when reviewing your construction litigation case with your attorney
Litigation can be stressful and wears on you no matter whether you’re going through it on your own or with the help of a lawyer. Your construction litigation attorney can help to lighten your load when you’re dealing with a lawsuit that’s come as the result of the quality of services rendered, bid protests, or a breach of contract. At DZ Law, we specialize in construction law and can help you with your case. While we’re here to help, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when reviewing your case with an attorney.
They work for you
It’s important to keep in mind that your construction litigation attorney works for you. This means that they need to have your best interests in mind when putting together your case. If you ever feel like your lawyer is going against what you want or believe is best for you, let them know. Don’t be afraid to speak up and let your attorney know how you feel. Furthermore, if you’re concerned about the direction your lawyer is taking, you can always seek different counsel.
Provide all necessary information
Remember that your attorney is bound by lawyer-client confidentiality. That being said, there are things that you can tell your attorney about your case that you might not want anyone else to know about. However, having knowledge of the nitty-gritty details of your situation can help your attorney put together the best defense for your case. Your attorney might find it difficult to defend you on all sides if you withhold valuable information regarding your interactions with the other party in your case.
You need evidence
Whether you’re being sued or you’re the one suing, you need to have proof that backs up your side of the story. Additionally, the main goal of litigation is generally to avoid going to court, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Either way, you should provide your attorney with the best available evidence on your behalf to allow them to put together a convincing argument. Without evidence, your attorney will not be as capable of representing you and presenting your case effectively. Present your attorney with the evidence you have for your case so they can fight for you to the best of their abilities.
Listen to the advice you’re given
As a contractor, you provide your clients with advice every day. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a home, doing finishing work, or remodeling an office building, you have the expert-level knowledge that your clients are seeking. You likely have years of experience under your belt and can confidently explain the pros and cons of certain design aspects. The same is true with your construction litigation attorney. Take the advice that you’re given as your lawyer has many years of experience representing clients in construction litigation and will know the best approach to take. It’s best to avoid straying from legal advice so you can prevent further issues in the future.
Contact us to get started
Get the help you need on your case with a construction litigation attorney. One of the areas we specialize in at DZ Law is construction law, so we’re experts in representing you in cases like yours. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. You can reach us at 865-259-0020 or send a message using our online contact form. We’re here to work for you.