New Orleans Contract Dispute Lawyers
Contracts are actually supposed to prevent disagreements and conflict. By clearly defining the expectations and duties of each party, the contract is meant to ensure a smooth business process. Unfortunately, when one party violates the terms of the contract, contract disputes can occur in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
When this happens, your business and income could be in danger. It is important to act fast to ensure contract disputes don’t disrupt your business or cause severe financial losses. In some cases, contract disputes are very costly. They can increase your own costs or can cause you to lose clients and opportunities.
What Happens in a Contract Dispute
Even in cases where two parties enter into a business agreement with best intentions to fulfill their duties, problems may occur. Delays, disasters and other problems can arise. When one party breaches a contract, there are a few options:
- Mediation. In mediation, a third party reviews the dispute and tries to bring all parties to an agreement about how to resolve the issue. If mediation is not successful, both parties may still have other legal options.
- Binding arbitration. In this solution, a third party examines the dispute and reaches a conclusion about how to resolve the issue. Their decision is binding, meaning both parties must abide by it and usually cannot seek further resolution through a court.
- Lawsuits. In a contract dispute, legal action may be taken to try to ensure enforcement of the contract on its terms. That is, you can take someone who has breached a contract to court to try to compel them to perform whatever contracted duties they have not performed. A second option is to seek legal action to recover compensation for the losses that occurred as a result of the breach of contract.
Why Hire Louisiana Contract Dispute Lawyers?
As soon as a contract dispute occurs at your New Orleans business, it’s important to contact a qualified New Orleans contract dispute law firm. The sooner you act, the sooner attorneys can step in to protect you and your rights.
In many cases, contract disputes can be resolved simply through negotiation. In other cases, these situations find their way to the court systems.
In any event, if you’ve suffered financial losses due to a contract violation, it is important to pursue your rights to ensure you are compensated for your losses. Otherwise, you and your business may have to absorb them, putting you and your company at risk. Attorneys understand your legal options and can help you understand whether binding arbitration, mediation or a legal claim may be most appropriate for your circumstances.
If you’d like to speak with caring and qualified contract dispute attorneys, contact Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm for a free consultation. Our attorneys have worked with businesses and organizations in New Orleans and the surrounding area for decades. We’d be happy to review your contract with you and discuss your situation to help you understand whether you have a claim. We can work with you to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your organization.