League City, TX asked in Construction Law for Texas

Q: Can I sue a contractor in league city, texas, that is incorporated; for a botched up bathroom. I have a lot of proof.

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Edward J. Kazaleh
Edward J. Kazaleh
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  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The short answer is ... it depends.

I am an Engineer/Lawyer who does a lot of Construction law work and lawsuits. I'm also from Galveston (BOI)and know those Courts.

To establish liability you have to show the Contractor was negligent and under the most recent "tort reform" rules, have a report done detailing the defects giving the Contractor 60 days to resolve it. If there is no settlement or resolution after that, you then gain a right to sue. Most reputable contractors will work to resolve the matter or seek mediation/arbitration (may be required in some contracts) once they receive a Lawyer's demand letter and notice of potential lawsuit.

Also, you have to have good proof to prevail in Court.

Finally, the contractor actually has to have something to sue for... if it all is a Corporation, then that MAY be a buffer or the defendant may have already lost tons of lawsuits. Winning a Judgment (just a piece of paper)is nothing unless there is something to get paid from or insurance involved.

Why not contact us to set up a NO FEE NO OBLIGATION (Free) consultation?

I actually have a meeting in League City this weekend with a client and can maybe meet a Starbucks to evaluate your situation and give you what options I may provide. Some strong cases involving financially viable defendants may be handled on a contingency fee (Attorneys Fees only as a percentage of any recovery. if any).

Just contact me. Thanks Edward

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