It is the most basic element of the construction business: You do the work. You get paid. It should be easy, but all too often getting payment for work becomes one of the biggest challenges. However, you need to be paid in order to keep your business running.
The Endless List Of Excuses For Nonpayment
They will give excuses for nonpayment. They may say that you did not do the work. They may say that your work was faulty and they needed someone else to fix it. They may say that you did not complete the job on time.
In some cases, there may be no basis for the accusations against you. In others, the concerns may have been legitimate, but you were not given the opportunity to address them. Perhaps you did address them and you still have not been paid. The bottom line is that you put in the work and you were promised payment. Now is the time to get it.
Time To Take Action
You have made calls and sent letters, but you have not been able to collect payment from the homeowner, commercial property owner, general contractor or other party. Now it is time to take the next step, and an experienced attorney can help.
At the Law Office of Tom Murphy, we are well-versed in the construction industry. In fact, our founding lawyer, Tom Murphy, grew up with a family engaged in the industry and has experience in construction, carpentry and masonry. We know what contractors and subcontractors do on a day-to-day basis. We speak your language, and we know how to use the law to help you address nonpayment disputes.
From filing a mechanic’s lien to suing for breach of contract, we are prepared to take the necessary steps to get you the money you are owed. If you have fallen on the receiving end of a construction defect lawsuit or a breach of contract claim, we are prepared to defend you while also helping you address nonpayment. These cases can become quite complex, but we have proven our ability to get results.