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People sometimes sue even when they don’t want to

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2023 | Business Litigation

In some cases, people have this idea that others only start lawsuits when they think they are going to see some type of financial gain. They want to start the case and the main reason is money.

This certainly is true in many cases. For example, if someone is injured in a car accident, the point of their lawsuit may simply be to cover medical bills and other expenses. But it’s also important to point out that they may have very different goals in mind, and that many people start lawsuits when they don’t want to – they just don’t think they have any other choice.

Complaints with homebuilders

One example of this is when people have homes built by contractors that they’ve hired. They will sign a contract stating what the job is, when it should be done how much it’s going to cost and things of that nature.

But delays are very common, and they’re one of the most frequent complaints. Customers will also say that the contractor has become unresponsive or unreliable. Maybe the project hasn’t been completed and no progress is even being made. The delays are extensive and deadlines are being missed.

In a situation like that, the future homeowner may have to sue the contractor. But they don’t have a purely financial focus. They’re not trying to make money off of the lawsuit. They just want their home to be built. They want the job to be finished. Since the contractor won’t respond, a lawsuit is the only way to put that type of pressure on them.

It’s important to think of the many goals you can have when starting a lawsuit and to carefully consider the legal options at your disposal.