Fort Myers Breach of Contract Attorney
The majority of individuals, and certainly all businesses, have entered into a number of different contracts. For businesses, these contracts might include partnership agreements, commercial lease agreements, insurance policy coverage contracts, employee contracts, vendor contracts, and more. While contracts are an important way of ensuring that parties to a contract behave in a manner that is consistent with what was agreed upon, breach of contract violations are common. At the office of HD Law Partners, our Fort Myers breach of contract attorneys can represent you in understanding your rights and remedies available, and how to protect your best interests.
Material and Minor Breach of Contract Cases
A breach of contract occurs when one party violates an obligation that is agreed upon in a contract. A breach of contract case may involve refusing to fulfill a promise made via the contract, failing to adequately perform a promise that was agreed upon, or even interfering with the performance of a promise attempted by another party, as explained by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School. A breach may be material or minor.
- Material breach of contract. A material breach occurs when one party fails to perform an obligation specified by the contract, and as a result, the other party receives something entirely different from what was specified in the contract. For example, if you have ordered pizzas and you receive sandwiches instead, a material breach has occurred.
- Minor breach of contract. Unlike a material breach, a minor breach of contract occurs when an obligation of the contract is violated, but the other party still receives the items or service that was specified. For example, if you ordered pizzas and the seller agreed to deliver them by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but you didn’t receive them until 8:00 p.m., then a minor breach of contract has occurred.
Whether a breach is material or minor has implications on the available remedies. Working with a lawyer who can thoroughly review contract language and determine the type of breach is critical.
Representing You in a Breach of Contract Case
Our lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract cases. If you believe that a breach of contract violation has occurred, we can represent you in seeking remedy, including damages, the specific performance of the other party, or/and cancellation of the contract. If you have been accused of a breach of contract violation, our lawyers can offer representation in building a defense, understanding your settlement options, and mitigating damages.
Reach Out to Our Fort Myers Breach of Contract Lawyers Today
A breach of contract violation can have a significant effect on your business, its profits, reputation, and operations. If you have been accused of breaching a contract, or if you believe that another party has breached a contract and you have suffered damages as a result, our lawyers can offer the quality legal representation you deserve. With more than seven decades of combined legal experience, we are the team that you can count on. Reach us today to learn more.