When parties enter into a contract, each expects the other to perform its contractual obligations. In reality, this does not always occur. Contractual breaches can arise from disputes over the meaning of contractual terms, unexpected circumstances that affect a party’s ability to perform or from a party simply refusing to live up to its contractual obligations. Whatever the case may be, contractual breaches can amount to substantial losses for the non-breaching party. A Woodlands breach of contract attorney from Hopkins Centrich, PLLC can aggressively advocate on behalf of a wronged business to help it get just restitution or compensation.
Issues in a breach of contract suit
Determining when a party is in breach is not always straightforward, especially when contract terms are vague or subjective. Additionally, breaching parties may have numerous defenses in a typical breach of contract suit. Each litigation lawyer at the Hopkins Centrich, PLLC has the litigation experience necessary to recover on or defend against contract claims, as well as related business torts. Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted and collected on cases involving the breach of a business to business contract where the service purchaser terminated the contract without providing the requisite notice. In addition, our breach of contract attorneys in the Woodlands have obtained favorable outcomes defending computer software companies against claims alleging defective database construction.
Your rights in a breach of contract suit
Generally, a breach of contract occurs when a party fails to perform under the terms of the contract. This can cause the non-breaching party significant damages, including the costs of finding a substitute to fulfill the contract terms. The non-breaching party may have several options for recovery, including enforcing the contract on its terms, canceling the contract and suing for repayment of money expended, or suing for liquidated damages as specified in the contract. Often, the recourse a non-breaching party may have will depend on the terms of the specific contract.
In some cases, computing damages can be complicated. This is especially true when the non-breaching party suffers consequential damages — such as losing a contract with a third party because the goods or services received from the breaching party were late, defective or undelivered. A Woodlands commercial litigation attorney must often rely upon expert reports or other reliable sources to prove such damages. We have decades of experience litigating contract issues.