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When parties enter a business contract, they expect each other to follow the guidelines, allowing for a mutual benefit. However, sometimes unexpected events or intentional issues occur, violating the terms of the contract. For failures to fulfill legally binding contracts, California allows parties who suffer from these breaches of contract to pursue compensation.
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
When working with contracts, thoroughly understanding the terms and what legal options are available when violations occur is essential to establishing a successful case. The attorneys of Rafii & Associates, P.C. understand that these cases can quickly become complex matters, and we want to help you recover your rightful compensation. At Rafii & Associates, P.C., we:
- Have recovered more than $100 million for our clients through settlements offers.
- Foster long-term relationships with our clients through 24/7 available communication.
- Work on every case with the passion, commitment, and dedication it deserves to help bring about a successful resolution.
Entrust your California breach of contract case to our attorneys. Schedule a consultation to start your case.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Breach of contract cases can become complex legal issues depending on the terms of the contract. Correctly interpreting the terms of the contract to establish a breach is essential, especially when something as simple as a word or phrase can change whether you have a breach eligible for compensation through a claim. Working with an attorney who is familiar with contract law can help you establish a case that will give you an edge throughout the claims process – especially if the other party has also hired an attorney.
Filing a Claim for Breach of Contract
When filing a claim for breach of contract, you will need to fill out the appropriate forms for your claim, including your complaint, summons, proof of service, and causes of action. Beyond submitting your forms to the clerk’s office, you will also need to serve the appropriate forms to the other party or parties. After the other party files an answer, the case will proceed through the appropriate legal cycles.
Depending on the associated damages with the breach of contract, you may need to file different forms or take the case to small claims court. Additional processes apply when you sue a corporation, rather than an individual. Consulting an attorney can help you understand the best approach for your case’s unique circumstances.
What Damages Can I Recover?
In breach of contract cases, plaintiffs are often able to recover compensatory or restitution damages for any material damages that occurred because of a contract breach. If no harm resulted from the breach or damages were strictly immaterial, you may only be able to recover nominal damages. In some cases where damage was minimal or nonexistent, you may not be able to recover any form of damages through a claim.
However, if you and the other contract parties established conditions for compensation in the event of a contract breach, the court may enforce those conditions in your claim. These liquidated damages often apply whenever difficulties determining the amount of damages arises. However, a court may modify the compensation if liquidated damages far outweigh a reasonable estimation of the harm caused.
Start Your California Breach of Contract Claim
Contracts are legally enforceable documents, and a breach can severely impact you financially. When these situations happen, legal help can assist you in protecting your rights and receiving due compensation.
Whether you are uncertain if you have a claim worth filing, require assistance with the process, or even want to use alternative resolution methods, the attorneys of Rafii & Associates, P.C. have the skill and experience necessary to bring your case to a successful resolution. To schedule a free consultation, reach out to us.