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A Brief Introduction to Construction Law

Introduction to Construction Law Fryer and Hansen | McAllen Lawyers

When the construction of a new building is scheduled but before any ground is broken, there are groups of people that come together to help make it all happen. For example, project owners, general contractors, architects, engineers and others. If any issues or mishaps arise throughout the construction process, the individual people or agencies affected can utilize construction law – and everything that falls within – to defend their rights.

Our McAllen lawyers can address your construction litigation issues. Visit us for a free consultation.

What is Construction Law?

Construction law deals with any legal issues that may arise with the construction of a building. These issues may fall under federal, state and city, and county law. For example, federal construction law may cover workplace safety regulations and hiring practices. State construction law can enforce safety, employment and environmental rules. And city and county laws may deem certain zones as construction-friendly and limit the amount of construction noise that can be made on sites.

Construction law applies to the initial stages of a project like bidding, the negotiation and formation of agreements, and contracts. It is to be observed by any parties involved in the process. Government law is an area of construction law that covers the federal, state and local laws mentioned above. Workers’ compensation law is another area of construction law that protects a person that may have become injured while on-site.

People to Know

There are various people that play an important role when a new building or structure will be built. Here are some job titles and descriptions critical to a construction project:

Areas Covered by Fryer & Hansen

Attorneys Richard W. Fryer and Brian J. Hansen understand that a multitude of issues can arise in a construction project. They are qualified and willing to investigate any problem to find a solution. Some areas of construction law they can assist with include construction agreements, breach of contracts, payment claims, injury claims or wrongful death cases. Not only can they represent buyers and sellers, they can also work cases for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, builders, engineers, architects, surveyors and others.

“We can help with mechanic’s liens for contractors and subcontractors for when they are not paid timely, or at all,” Hansen said. “We can help with breach of contract claims for owners when construction is faulty or incomplete, and breach of contract when contractors and subcontractors are not paid what they are owed.”

Our McAllen Construction Lawyers Can Help

Fryer & Hansen, PLLC can assist you with any construction litigation issues you may be facing. They are prepared to investigate problems and settle disputes in any area of construction. Contact us at 956.686.6606 or visit our office for a free consultation.

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