Exceptional Legal Services Personalized For Your Business

  1. Home
  2.  | 
  3. Contract Disputes
  4.  | The elements of a breach of contract claim

The elements of a breach of contract claim

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2017 | Contract Disputes

When a Florida employee or business promises to do something, you are inclined to expect that it will be done. If it is not completed, the results can sometimes be damaging and often cause you to lose money. If this has happened to you, you may be wondering whether you should file a breach of contract claim. We at the Law Offices of Levi Williams have provided this guide to help you determine if your situation has all the elements necessary for this type of case.

According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, the first step is to determine whether or not there was in fact a valid contract. If you were promised something in a verbal contract, it may be more difficult to prove than if it is written on paper.

Next, you will need to determine whether all parties in the agreement performed as the contract said they should. Generally, you will be considered the plaintiff and the other party will be the defendant. You will need to be able to prove that the employee or business failed to fulfill its end of the contract. In addition to this, you will also need to show that you did uphold your specified duties named in the document. If you also did not meet the defendant’s expectations, your chances of winning the legal claim may be jeapordized.

The final detail that you must be able to prove is that you suffered financially because of the neglect or refusal of the other party to fulfill the contract. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.