If your business entered into a contract with another business, entity, or person and the other party failed to uphold its contractual obligations, you may seek compensation for the associated losses by filing a lawsuit. LaGarde Law Firm represents businesses with breach of contract disputes on a contingency fee basis.
What is Breach of Contract?
Breach of contract exists when it can be proven that one party failed to uphold the obligations established by a valid contract. Additionally, the breach of contract must result in injury to the other party. For businesses, breach of contract can sometimes result in hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in losses.
Breach of contract disputes can often be resolved out of court through negotiation between both parties and their attorneys. Sometimes, the court may order the parties to go through a mediator to resolve their dispute. If negotiation and mediation are unsuccessful, the case may go to trial.
Breach of contract cases most often involve seeking compensatory damages. With compensatory damages, the party that breached the contract provides financial compensation for the full scope of losses associated with the breach.
In some cases, the injured party may seek an equitable remedy. The court may order the party that breached contract to uphold their side of the contract. This is especially appropriate if the contract addresses unique goods or services. The court may also remedy the dispute by cancelling the contract, a process known as rescission.
The terms of the contract influence what damages are recoverable in the case of litigation. For example, some contracts provide for or prohibit the collection of damages for attorneys’ fees. Contracts may also establish a specific amount of money that should be paid if the contract is breached.
Contingency Fee Breach of Contract Services
LaGarde Law Firm represents clients in breach of contract disputes on a contingency fee basis. Instead of billing for hourly costs, we collect a percentage of the settlement amount. This means that you don’t pay anything until the case is settled. In addition to our fee, we are also reimbursed for court costs and other expenses that we have incurred on the client’s behalf.