Breach of Contract Lawyers
Has a supplier or customer failed to honor the terms of a contract? A business litigation lawyer from the Michael P. Fleming & Associates law firm can effectively represent your business. Our attorney can assist you in collecting all outstanding amounts owed to your company. To prove a breach of contract case, it is necessary to prove the following basic elements:
- Existence of a valid contract;
- performance by you;
- breach of the contract by the defendant; and
- damages caused by the breach of the contract
Similar to the breach of contract claim is a suit for quantum meruit. A quantum meruit claim is an equitable claim where one seeks payment for goods or services where there was no formal contract. This can be used to prevent unjust enrichment such as when one party performs services for, and with the acceptance of, another person. If the accepting party was reasonably notified that the performing party was expecting payment, it may be possible to seek payment even without a formal oral or written contract.
Statutes of limitations can bar your claim if a lawsuit is not filed in time. It is also important to consult with an attorney to make sure that you can recover your attorneys fees incurred as a result of the breach of contract.
If you or you company is the victim of a breach of contract, you might be entitled to damages and attorneys fees caused by the actions of the other party. If you believe you have a breach of contract or quantum meruit claim, contact business litigation attorney at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. today to discuss your options.
In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale - Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine's Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fleming is also licensed as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and can assist with any personal injury or business matters in Ireland through his affiliated Solicitor firm in Dublin, Ireland.
If you have a serious personal injury, wrongful death or litigation matter in Houston, Austin or anywhere else in Texas, contact an attorney with the qualifications, experience and reputation you can trust. Michael P. Fleming is a personal injury lawyer with the qualifications and experience you deserve.