Q: What kind of lawyer can help if a contractor attempts to sue me to get additional payment for work not requested?
A contractor charged an additional $8000 to replace his mistake. I believe such a miscommunication is not my fault, but would be willing to agree to a compromise at 1/2, but not pay the entirety since he did such a poor job with replacement. Its going to cost me an additional $8k to fix his poor work
If the contractor attempted to sue me to get the other 1/2. What kind of lawyer can help?
A: You need an experienced civil litigation and construction attorney. Some debt collection defense attorneys have experience defending these kind of lawsuits. If the contractor placed a lien on your property and is seeking to enforce that lien and sell your property, you need someone familiar with North Carolina General Statute Section 44A. Even if the lawsuit is filed in small claims you need an attorney ASAP.
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