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Tips to Proving Claims in a Construction Lawsuit

If you are looking to prove your construction claim, it is a good idea to seek legal representation. An experienced lawyer will be able to help guide you and make sure that you have all of the required paperwork and information to prove your claim.

Daily Reports

One of the most important things you can use to prove construction claims are your daily reports. Just make sure that these reports are consistent, complete and detailed. It is crucial to always report normal and abnormal activities on a daily basis. If an unexpected obstruction causes delay on the job, you need to include estimates and notes on any additional costs. These detailed daily reports will be used to backup your claim and prove that the delays costed you money. Also, always include the hours employees worked, the equipment used and by who as well as the locations of the job site. It is a good idea to create a checklist to make sure all of the needed information is included in your daily reports.

Increase of Costs

On top of daily reports, you also need to keep track of any increases in costs due to your claim. When you are trying to prove a construction claim, keeping a record of the cost of supplies, the extra time worked or any other information that shows that extra money went into the project due to the claim will be helpful. Information that you should keep track of include:

– The day and time of meetings

– Changes in any work orders

– Planned schedules and any updated schedules

– Any correspondence relating to the claim

– Any changes in the original construction plans

– Photographs or videos that can help your claim

– Any other evidence that your attorney suggests

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