Contract Dispute Representation in Oklahoma City and the Surrounding Areas
When your business becomes involved in a contractual dispute, you need legal representatives who can protect and advance your interests in and out of the courtroom. With over 150 years of collective courtroom experience, our team at the Self Legal Group is more than prepared to handle these conflicts and other matters of business law.
Our Oklahoma City breach of contract lawyers understand how to effectively approach these cases from both sides. Whether your business has been directly harmed as the result of a breach or is being accused of breaching an argument, we can offer tenacious and compassionate legal representation. We routinely leverage our team’s diverse skills to deliver outstanding results.
If you become involved in a contractual dispute, do not wait to seek legal advice. Schedule a Free 15 minute Initial Phone Consultations by calling (405) 451-3534 or contacting us online.
Types of Breach of Contract
When your business enters a legally binding agreement with another party, there is always the possibility that the other party won’t live up to their obligations under the contract. Many contracts include provisions that address the possibility of a breach of contract and require specific remedies for such breaches. Other contracts contain no such remedies. Proactively thinking about and preparing for breaches can minimize the fallout should a conflict emerge. To this end, our Oklahoma City breach of contract attorneys can help you prepare, negotiate, and finalize contracts with language designed to protect your business.
There are four major types of breach of contract:
- Material Breach. A material breach occurs when one party fails to perform the specific obligations described in the contract (meaning they may have delivered something substantially different from what was agreed upon) or fails to perform contractual obligations on time.
- Minor Breach. A minor breach is partial, meaning only some portion, element, or aspect of the contractual obligation was not delivered.
- Anticipatory Breach. If it becomes clear that a party will not be able to fulfill their contractual obligations, the non-breaching party often has the right to terminate the contract and take legal action before a breach actually occurs.
- Actual Breach. The breaching party commits an “actual breach” if they refuse to fulfill their contractual obligations or improperly perform their contractual duties.
Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim
When one contractual party believes the other party has breached some element of their agreement, they potentially have several legal options, even if the contract contains no language about what happens in the event of a dispute. In Oklahoma, a business has three years to file a lawsuit involving the breach of an oral contract and five years to take legal action involving the breach of a written contract.
To win a breach of contract lawsuit, you must prove the following elements:
- The existence of a valid contract
- You (the plaintiff) fulfilled all contractual obligations
- The defendant breached the contract
- You suffered damages as a direct result of the breach
A successful breach of contract claim allows the non-breaching party to recover compensatory and non-compensatory damages. This means the breaching party may need to pay the non-breaching party for any calculable losses resulting from the breach as well as other consequences indirectly caused by the breach.
Get in Touch with Our OKC Attorneys Today
If your business has suffered direct or indirect losses as the result of a breach of a contract, it is in your best interest to get legal advice right away. Our team of lawyers at Self Legal Group will fight to recover every penny lost as a result of a breached contract.
You will also need capable legal representation if your company is named in a breach of contract lawsuit. An unfavorable outcome can result in substantial monetary penalties and significant reputational damage. Our Oklahoma City breach of contract lawyers know how to navigate these disputes and will always work to secure the best possible outcome.
Do not face contractual disputes alone. Call (405) 451-3534 or contact us online to start exploring your legal options.
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