Construction Law

Curran & Desharnais Obtains $400,000 Jury Verdict in Plymouth Superior Court

On May 22, 2017, Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. began a four day trial in Brockton Superior Court (Plymouth County Superior Court) which ended with a jury returning a verdict in favor of his client in the amount of $400,000 (not including prejudgment interest). With interest, the judgment will stand at approximately […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Civil Litigation, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Curran & Desharnais successfully defends contractor in million dollar lawsuit

Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. recently resolved a lawsuit filed against a client who had performed certain plumbing and HVAC work at a large home renovation project in Newton, MA. Our client was hired to perform certain plumbing and HVAC work on the property after a previous contractor had experienced problems with the […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Curran & Desharnais helps homeowners fight mechanic’s lien

It’s bad enough when a contractor takes your money, then won’t finish the work on your home; but, when a subcontractor or supplier comes after the homeowner for the contractor’s debt that is taking it too far. Attorney Joseph K. Curran, Jr. of Curran & Desharnais was faced with such a case. Attorney Curran successfully […]

Construction Law

“No Damage for Delay” clause does not bar recovery

A Massachusetts Superior Court has recently ruled that a “No Damage for Delay” clause in a construction contract did not preclude a ceiling installation subcontractor from recovering “loss of productivity damages” as a result of the general contractor’s mismanagement of the project. Relying on the “No Damage for Delay” clause, the general contractor argued that […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law

Man suffers burns to face after propane tank explosion in Milford, MA

A Milford man was sent to the hospital Sunday morning with first-degree burns to his face after a propane tank exploded at a glass-bottling plant in Milford, according to fire officials. The 55-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was filling up a forklift’s tank just outside the Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. plant when the propane […]

Construction Law, Personal Injury, products liability
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Roadway Construction Fatalities

The following facts and statistics were obtained using data from a presentation on Injury Hazards in Road and Bridge Construction (PDF 12.4MB), Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites (PDF 43KB), and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (PDF 240KB), unless otherwise noted. Workplace fatalities that occur at a road construction site typically account for 1.5% […]

Car Accidents, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Uncategorized, wrongful death

“Fatal Four” Construction Accident Causes

The following is a list of Construction’s “Fatal Four” accident causes as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Out of 4,114* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2011, 721 or 17.5% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, […]

Construction Law, Personal Injury, wrongful death

10 Tips to Help the Construction Sub-Contractor Get Paid

We’ve all heard the stories of the contractor who didn’t get paid or the sub who got “nicked” when the job ran over budget. The following are a few quick tips to increase your chances of collecting the amount you are entitled to: 1) When bidding or quoting a job, be sure to set a […]

Construction Law

6 Tips For Homeowners Starting a New Construction Project

For homeowners, starting a renovation or other new construction project can be an extremely stressful event. For many, it is also a major financial commitment that requires proper planning and preparation. One way to help make sure your next project is a successful one is by taking the time to hire quality professionals to do […]

Construction Law

Massachusetts Contractors–Is it Time to Review Your Contracts?

A well written contract is one of the most important tools a Massachusetts contractor can have. It insures there are no misunderstandings about what a job will include and what is to be expected of each party. More importantly, if you are a home improvement / repair contractor in Massachusetts, having a well drafted contract […]

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