Breach Of Contract Lawyer Washington, DC
When you are in a situation where another party you entered into a contract with breaches that contract, a Washington, DC breach of contract lawyer understands that you are likely concerned about how this loss affects you personally and how it affects your business. What does this mean? Say you entered into a contract with a catering company for a large corporate event involving employees and customers. If you paid the catering company for food and they did not deliver this food or delivered an entirely different menu, what might that mean for you? The team at Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC knows this could damage you personally and professionally.
It could mean that people at your event go hungry because there are no food options. It could mean that people with eating issues (like life-threatening food allergies) either do not get food or are put at risk when they are not aware of the items on the menu. In this situation, not only does that mean your name might become a little less trustworthy to the people at your event, but it could open you up to lawsuits.
Where do breaches of contracts end up?
While there are instances where a breach of contract dispute can be resolved without much harm done, cases involving breach of contract often end up in court. As a Washington breach of contract lawyer understands, a contract that is legally enforceable in DC can be written or oral.
What will you need to show?
The first thing that you will need to prove is that a contract was established in the first place. A breach cannot happen without a contract. It can become slightly more difficult when a contract is established orally because you will need to prove which parties were involved in making the contract, what the intents and obligations were, and how that contract was breached. Your lawyer will aim to show that:
- A valid contract was in place
- You fulfilled the part you needed to play in the contract
- The other party breached their end of the contract
- You notified the other party that they breached the contract
What kinds of outcomes might there be?
If your lawyer is successful in showing that this happened, the court will either award you damages for the breach or they will order the offending party to fulfill their end of the contract if that is still possible.
In certain instances, if the breaching party acted in a way to is morally reprehensible, it is possible that your lawyer will ask the court to award punitive damages as well.
Pursuing a Claim With Our Help
When you are pursuing a breach of contract claim, you should not attempt to do so without the help of a lawyer you can rely on throughout the process. Breach of contracts can often turn into “he said, she said” claims and it is important to have legally binding evidence. When you are ready to work with a Washington breach of contract lawyer, speak with the team at Mahdavi, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PLLC now.