St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

What Are the Three Types of Bonds That Can Be Required from a Contractor?

Construction projects are often extraordinarily costly jobs. As such, all parties require tangible assurance that everyone will operate in good faith. In the construction industry, the contract that creates a legal relationship between the owner of a project and a contractor is known as a “bond.” In the language of bonds, the issuer of a […]

Mar 21 2024      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

When can I sue over construction project delays?

Construction projects in Illinois never seem to meet their intended completion date. However, what is the difference between unforeseen delays and those where contractors were negligent in performing their duties? What type of construction delays are open to lawsuits? Construction delays are fraught with pitfalls Delay claims are some of the most misunderstood issues in […]

Apr 15 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Resolving construction disputes in Illinois

Construction disputes are a common occurrence in the construction industry. Contractors and construction companies often experience disagreements about projects, contracts and other factors. If construction disputes arise, there is a risk that the construction project may get delayed or even stop. If you are involved in a construction dispute, it is important to take action […]

Feb 14 2022      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

The types of car accident damages

Auto accident victims in Illinois face common obstacles in the aftermath of what is often a pivotal moment in their lives. Even the families of those injured can find themselves dealing with the same or even worse circumstances. There are some typical damages that apply in every injury situation, and also some potentially available damages […]

Dec 16 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Distracted driving is far too common

Whether driving down a highway or residential street, there will be distractions along the way either created by others on the road or created by the driver themselves. It’s important to know how to avoid distractions to prevent potentially serious car accidents. Types of distractions For decades, the most common distractions while driving were listening […]

Aug 16 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Can you sue for damages when construction delays occur?

Business owners who have commissioned the construction of a new building for their operations in Illinois or Missouri can run into difficulties when the project isn’t finished by its completion date. If you have experienced a significant delay, you may wonder whether you can sue the construction company for operational damages. The answer is maybe. […]

Apr 20 2021      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Protect yourself by researching prospective contractors

The outdoor deck where you’ve hosted plenty of lively and fun-filled family and neighbor gatherings is in need of major repairs. Portions of the wood have broken or rotted. It needs painting, and water has leaked from it into your kitchen located just beneath it. It’s time to find the right contractor, someone or some […]

Apr 23 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog

Early season motorcyclists must prepare

In some parts of Illinois and the St. Louis metro-area, motorcyclists are already out on the road, enjoying the freedom, the wind in their hair, the camaraderie with fellow riders and the chance to travel on familiar or unexplored paths. Each spring, rising temperatures bring about such a rite of passage. Yes, ’tis the season […]

Mar 26 2018      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Blog