04-25-2012, 12:13 PM
(03-13-2012, 07:51 PM)CC Solutions Wrote: And let me add this:
The judge will consider you the expert and tell you that you knew there was a good chance the floor would fail (I've seen this happen to good shops so what the bad shops do is they just do CaCl - If I know they do that, they can't buy my floor because when the floor fails it isn't the shop that gets hurt, it isn't the estimator/PM, it isn't the GC, it is my Brand and the average customer will throw the baby out with the bath water.)
Even if you have an iron clad case, a good attorney and expert witnesses can cost $100,000 quite easily. It's just not worth it. Confirmed and that would be a cheap trial if insurance or government entity is involved.
I always explain the facts and let the owner make the decision. If his decision doesn't match my suggestion, he needs someone else to do the work. I wish I had mitigators here who eloquent and educated, but most have so much work they just bid. Wish they would work for their money a little more, but it is understandable, GC will 9/10 times just take the low price anyway.