Contractor Breach of Contract Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

  • Contractor Breach of Contract
  • Contractor Negligence
  • Contractor Construction Delays
  • Contractor Change Order Disputes
  • Contractor Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Contractor Warranties
  • Contractor Liability

Contractors engaged in construction in California have a duty to adhere to a
variety of professional and industry standards, including those provided by their written agreements, the contractor provisions of Business & Professions Code, building codes, laws, the approved architectural and structural plans, and, where applicable, the building standards for original construction found in California Civil Code § 896. Warranties both express and implied exist as well, and undoubtedly issues related to the representations made when the contract was formed and during performance are also critical.

A failure to comply with any of these standards may give rise to a claim against
the contractor for damages. Contractor disputes often include delay claims and disputes over change orders and additional charges that arise during performance. Contractor misrepresentations give rise to claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation. An understanding of contractor duties and their liability, the range of damages available and contractor/subcontractor insurance policy coverage is essential to evaluating and successfully prosecuting these claims.

There are a number of overlapping statutes of limitation that apply to claims against contractors, including the 4-year period for breach of contract, CCP § 337(a), 3- year period for damages to real property and fraud, CCP § 338 and § 338(d). Other statutes and factors apply, including the discovery rule, so it’s important to consult with an attorney immediately upon becoming aware that you may have damages or a claim.

Contractor cases and claims are very case-specific and fact-oriented. A consultation and case evaluation of the facts of your case will help determine the remedies and damages available in your case.


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Norton & Associates has locations in Manhattan Beach and downtown Los Angeles to serve you.

3 Steps to new Construction Defect cases

If you have construction defect issues and would like a consultation and in-depth analysis and evaluation of your claim, or if you have an ongoing case and would like a second opinion, call us today or fill up the form below for a consultation or appointment.

1   Schedule A Call

Please submit your contact information in the form to schedule a call with Tim to discuss your case. Tim will then reach out to find a time that works best for you.

2   Book An Appointment

After you’ve spoke with Timothy over the phone, it may be necessary to have an in-person appointment to discuss specifics or observe the job site. Timothy will schedule that appointment if necessary.

3   Work with Tim Norton

After thorough review, if we believe we can help you with your case, we will begin working together on finding and executing the solution.

Use the form below to schedule a call.

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