If you’re involved in a business contract, it’s important to understand the potential for breaches of contract and what legal options are available to remedy those situations. Business contracts establish obligations that must be fulfilled by certain parties, but unforeseen circumstances can interfere with their execution. When a party fails to perform their contractual duties, it’s known as a breach of contract.
Breaches of contract can be categorized as material or immaterial, depending on their impact on the contract’s purpose. Material breaches, which damage or defeat the agreement’s basic root, can result in the termination of the contract and court proceedings to recover damages. Immaterial breaches, on the other hand, do not affect the agreement’s main purpose and may not require legal action.
To build a credible breach of contract case, it’s essential to gather and present factual evidence of the breach. While implied or verbal contracts can be more difficult to prove, the plaintiff must show that a contract existed, was broken, resulted in monetary loss, and that the defendant was responsible for the loss. Additionally, the business contract must be enforceable and follow the established formula for a valid agreement.
To avoid breach of contract disputes, it’s crucial to carefully prepare and review the business contract before signing. Clauses that specify material breaches or other provisions can help prevent future problems. However, if a breach of contract does occur, the affected party has various legal options, including suing for damages or compelling performance.
Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP, experienced Los Angeles business attorneys, offer effective legal guidance to protect clients’ rights in breach of contract disputes. They can help you navigate the legal process and recover damages, with offices located in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, serving clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact them at 833-ACTS-LAW or fill out their online form for a free case evaluation.