A subcontractor may be able to sue a general contractor for injuries that happen on a construction site. To determine if this is an option, consult a New York construction accident lawyer at The Weinstein Law Group.

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can a subcontractor sue a general contractor

Can you sue a general contractor?

Yes. If a subcontractor is hurt at a construction site due to a general contractor’s negligence, they may be able to sue. In this situation, you may request compensation from the general contractor for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Can you sue a general contractor for nonpayment?

A subcontractor may file a lawsuit on the grounds of a breach of contract and quantum meruit, a term meaning “as much as one has deserved.”

When can a subcontractor sue a general contractor?

A subcontractor may get hurt at a construction site if a general contractor is negligent. At this point, the subcontractor may be able to sue the general contractor.

How long does a subcontractor have to file a claim against a general contractor?

New York has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means a subcontractor typically has up to three years from when they suffer an injury to file legal action requesting compensation from any at-fault parties.

How do you prove that a general contractor was negligent?

You must show a general contractor had a legal obligation to provide a safe work environment and that they failed in this duty. You must show a link between their actions and your injuries, providing documentation for the financial harm associated with your injury.

Does a subcontractor need a lawyer to sue a general contractor?

While it is not required, a lawyer can guide you in suing a general contractor, allowing you to share details about your case and ask questions. They can assess whether your case warrants a lawsuit.

If you hire a lawyer to sue a general contractor, they will represent you throughout your litigation. They will help you file your claim, gather evidence to support your request for compensation and prepare a persuasive argument.

How much is a subcontractor lawsuit worth?

Each claim will differ and depend on the original contract’s specific circumstances, the alleged breach, and other factors. Your lawyer can help you calculate your economic and non-economic losses. Next, they’ll guide you through filing a claim or lawsuit in which you request a reasonable amount of damages from a general contractor and any other at-fault parties.

How much does it cost to sue a general contractor?

Hiring a lawyer who charges a retainer and bills hourly requires you to pay before they work on your case. However, choosing an attorney who offers a contingency fee structure only requires you to pay legal fees if they secure a settlement.

If you do not hire a lawyer, you must submit your claim and prepare your case independently, which can cut your finances. If you are severely injured, you may have limited time or energy to manage the paperwork involved in your case.

Should I file a lawsuit against a general contractor?

Meet with a construction accident lawyer from The Weinstein Law Group, and we can help you decide whether to move forward with a lawsuit against a general contractor. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or at (212) 741-3800.

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