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Damages and Remedies Available in Texas Breach of Contract Cases

"What Every Business Owner Needs to Know When Facing a Partnership Dispute in Texas"

Texas business litigation attorney explains what you need to know about breach of contract. Have you been a victim of a breached contract - when the other party failed to meet their end of your business agreement? You probably have many questions, for instance: how do I know if I have a valid breach of contract claim, and what damages may be available to me? In order to determine available damages, you need to first make sure that there was a valid contract in place, you attempted to perform the contract, the defendant breached the contract, and you suffered damages as a result.

Breach of contract cases in Texas can be confusing, and it is in your best interest to sit down with an experienced Houston business litigation lawyer to find out your options. There may be damages due to you, but it may depend on what the contract stated regarding damages, the subject matter of the contract, and what damages were incurred as a result of the breached contract.

What type of damages or remedies may be available to the plaintiff?

  • Liquidated Damages - money payable to the injured party, determined either by a contract stipulation regarding a possible breach, or by a court judgment.
  • Specific Performance - when a court orders a performance to be executed as stated in the contract. This usually occurs in real estate transactions. 
  • Consequential and Incidental Damages - money to compensate foreseeable losses caused by the breach.
  • Compensatory Damages - money to compensate your losses.
  • Loss of Use - money to compensate the time it takes to repair damages.
  • Loss of Credit Reputation - if loss of credit was incurred or the breach forced the plaintiff into bankruptcy, then compensation is available. 
  • Rescission - when money is returned as both parties cancel their contracts and are excused from performance. 
  • Restitution - gains-based recovery - for example, one party gives money back, and the other party gives back goods.

Also, according to Texas law, plaintiffs can recover attorney fees in breach of contract cases, if it is provided for in the contract. It is always wise to seek the advice of an attorney in breach of contract cases. Contact the Voss Law Firm and let Texas business litigation lawyer Bill Voss represent your business if you have suffered a breached contract. Call us today at (866) 276-6179.

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Levi 12/07/2012 12:36 PM
I started with this courier company as a independent contractor under the impression I would make a minimum of 100$ a day if the company couldn't produce the work to compensate my percentage of 55% with in the jobs I would deliver. When I discovered the owner changed his mind on our agreement of that 100$ per diem with out informing me and would only pay my percentage. After arguing our original agreement, the two owners signed an contract with me, agreeing to pay me 115 per day for my full cooperation unless my percentage exceeds that base pay. A week later they've decided to fire me with out my per diem pay and are trying to charge me for work material they originally claim to give to me free of charge. I feel I was manipulated into this and foresaw the owners breaching their agreement before they even thought of doing it.
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Warren Attard 08/17/2014 03:22 AM
I want to sue a company for a breach of contract. An experienced attorney is needed, get back to me if you can help me. Thank you, Warren Attard
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Sandra 03/03/2015 07:37 PM
i own a roofing company. I have several contracts signed that we got the insurance claim approved, but customer gave work to someone else. In the contract we ask 30% of the claim if they give the work away. How do I collect and under what Texas Code is it found?
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