Agreements are the foundation of successful business dealings. While handshakes can seal a deal, the follow-up contract makes the agreement official. However, if a party fails to honor their obligations, you will want to speak with an Ohio breach of contract attorney right away.
The Bensinger Law team handles all types of contract law across the state of Ohio. This area of the law is rather complex and employs specialized terminology—every word in a contract matters. So dealing with a difficult contract matter alone can feel overwhelming. At Bensinger Legal Services, we are experienced lawyers who have helped hundreds of Ohioans get their businesses back on track after disputes.
What Is Breach of Contract?
“Breach of contract” refers to the failure to fulfill or adhere to the terms of a legally binding agreement. At a basic level, a contract is an agreement where you and another party agree to exchange something of value according to specific terms. When one of the parties doesn’t follow through on the exchange as specified in the agreement, a breach might have occurred.
Whether you are a business owner or an individual, it is crucial to contact knowledgeable contract dispute lawyers in Ohio as soon as possible when a dispute arises. Furthermore, if you have suffered a financial loss due to another party’s failure to perform a service, provide goods, or pay for goods and services as specified in an agreement, you may be entitled to damages under the law. We can help you understand what you may be entitled to.
Statute of Limitations
You have only a limited time period to file your claim for a breach. In Ohio, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for a written contract is six years and four years for an oral contract. The clock begins to tick on the limitations period when the cause of action accrues, which typically means the date that the breach happens. Be sure to speak to a breach of contract law firm as soon as possible after a dispute occurs to ensure you file your lawsuit on time.
What to Look for in an Ohio Breach of Contract Attorney
When looking for legal representation, it helps to work with breach of contract lawyers who can not only help you enforce a contract in court but also know how to negotiate. Our experienced team of civil litigators knows when to negotiate and when to go to court. We understand that you may need to continue to do business with the same vendor or partner in the future. That is why we custom-tailor our approach to each client to ensure the best outcome for each client’s needs.
The Bensinger Law team provides legal services to businesses and individuals who need to enforce existing contracts, defend contractual obligations, or draft strong agreements to prevent future disputes.
Our philosophy is to handle each case uniquely and give it the attention it deserves.
When you are ready for an individualized approach to your lawsuit needs, contact the Bensinger Law team.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Bensinger Legal Services, we handle most types of breach lawsuits. We can help with cases being resolved in mediation, arbitration, and in state and federal courts. We represent our clients zealously and do not shy away from going to trial if needed.
Our attorneys handle a wide variety of matters, which include:
- Agreements for the sale of goods (UCC matters),
- Real estate purchases,
- Vendor and supply agreements,
- Commercial lease agreements,
- Confidentiality agreements,
- Purchase and sales agreements,
- Sales commission agreements,
- Employment agreements,
- Retirement benefits, and
- Insurance coverage issues.
This is not an exhaustive list. If you have been damaged or suffered financial losses from a breach, speak to a member of our legal team today. Our attorneys have helped clients all over Ohio using our personalized approach to recovery. Even if your type of dispute is not listed here, please give us a call. We may be able to help you understand your rights.
How Bensinger Legal Services Can Help
At Bensinger Legal Services, our knowledgeable team of lawyers and civil litigators take a three-step approach to contract law. We know that creation, review, and enforcement are all essential parts of the process.
Our team is led by Aaron Bensinger, an Ohio attorney serving personal injury and civil litigation clients. He has extensive trial experience and makes client service his primary focus. Aaron happily works in Lima, OH, and serves the entire Northwest region of the state and beyond.