Every Canadian and every person throughout the world has felt the pain of the tragedy in Fort McMurray deep in their hearts. The fact that so many Albertans have lost so much is saddening, but at least we can celebrate the great work performed by the first responders and firefighters who prevented any loss of life in the tragedy. Furthermore, it is a miracle that most of Fort McMurray has escaped without damage.
Following this tragedy, Fort McMurray residents will be tasked with the rebuilding of their community. Lots of costly construction projects will need to be carried out in the city to rebuild homes, buildings and other infrastructure that have been lost in the fires.
With so much construction activity, work and job site contracts will be signed quickly and hastily. There is also the danger that work will be quickly and hastily performed. Therefore, it is important that all Fort McMurray residents take care to review any construction agreements carefully to ensure that all the details of the agreements have been adhered to. Just a little bit of extra attention put into a construction agreement before it is signed will go a long way to avoiding costly litigation and other legal problems later on down the road.
At Ridout Barron, we help businesses, homeowners, commercial developers and contractors navigate their construction agreements. We also help parties in Alberta construction litigation disputes protect their rights throughout their legal proceedings. As Fort McMurray begins to diligently rebuild in the common year after the enormous loss of property it has experienced, we look forward to seeing a rebuilding process that is well organized and as free of construction disputes as possible.