Contracts can be written or verbal. However, a written agreement will clearly state the terms of the agreement and is tangible evidence to show whether there is a breach of contract or not. On the other hand, while a verbal agreement can be enforceable, there must be evidence of the terms of the verbal agreement to prove that there was a breach of contract.
Additionally, if you believe you entered into a contract and did not know what you agreed to, consider the following elements for a contract that is void and unenforceable:
Signed Under Duress
If you were forced to sign a contract through threats, violence, or any other coercive action, this would void your contract.
This can happen when one party takes advantage of another through their position of power or authority, forcing them to sign into an agreement because they may end a relationship if they don’t or create other emotional circumstances for the victim.
A contract can be void if there was concealment of facts and the components of the contract were under false pretenses. If someone lied to the other party in order for them to sign a contract, this could qualify as misrepresentation.
A person must have legal capacity to sign a contract. For example, a person under a legal guardianship due to mental illness cannot sign and enter into a legally binding contract.
In addition, California law requires that certain types of agreements must be in writing to be enforceable. The award-winning attorneys at Blackstone Law can review your circumstances and help you determine how to resolve your case.
Understanding a contract before agreeing to it can save valuable time and money. However, many people—especially employees and independent contractors—enter into agreements without fully understanding them because they are eager for the job. If you have been a victim of a breach of contract, here are some possible ways in which you may be compensated for the damages caused:
- Financial Damages
- Economic disruption
- Lost earnings
- Lost benefits
While most contracts will specify how a breach of contract will be remedied, it is essential that you seek legal counsel if you are a victim of a breach of contract. Our attorneys can answer any of your questions and help you understand what damages you may be eligible to obtain compensation.
At Blackstone Law, we treat all of our clients like family. No matter which side you are on in a breach of contract case, we will focus on representing your best interests and work to see that justice is served in your case. Our team of employment attorneys offers free consultations and works with anyone regardless of their financial situation.
When you need a dedicated, determined, and honest legal representation, contact our law office at (310) 956-4054 or fill out our contact form.