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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:46

For many homeowners, the purchase of a home is the most significant economic decision they will make in their entire lives, at least in terms of cost. Unfortunately, many people who have homes find themselves with mortgages they struggle to pay back. For them, refinancing can be a viable means of making a mortgage more affordable. But should you consider refinancing your own mortgage?

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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:44

While some businesses pay the money to own their own buildings, the fact is that most business owners find it more practical to simply rent the space for their businesses. However, this means negotiating a lease agreement with the property’s landlord, which can lead to a number of potential legal pitfalls. Here are five legal issues you should watch out for when you negotiate your commercial...

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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:42

Given how expensive it is to purchase real estate, there are a surprising number of people who will try to save money by negotiating a sale without the help of a lawyer. By doing this, however, they place themselves at a much higher risk of legal difficulties that might have been avoided if they only had a lawyer present to help with contract negotiations. Here are five reasons you should have...

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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:41

If you are engaged in any type of real estate transaction, it is essential that you discover any title defects as soon as possible. These defects, if left uncorrected, can result in substantial legal and financial problems for you. Here are seven types of titles defects that might negatively impact your home sale or other real estate transaction:

 

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Friday, July 1, 2022 - 13:58

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents across the country, with an estimated 3,000 people being killed in accidents involving distracted drivers. These accidents could be avoided if drivers did not subject themselves to distractions while behind the wheel. But what is distracted driving, and how does it cause auto accidents?

Defining...

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Friday, June 17, 2022 - 14:55

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure their workplace is safe for their employees to work in. When they fail to do what they are supposed to do, it can lead to otherwise avoidable accidents that can cause serious injuries, or even deaths. Here are five ways that negligent employers can cause workplace accidents:

  1. Failing to provide adequate safety equipment
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 15:32

Every year, around 17,000 people are killed across the United States by people driving under the influence (DUI), which amounts to one death roughly every 28 minutes. In New York State, close to a third of all motor vehicle fatalities are the result of intoxicated drivers. That is why, if you are driving on the road, you should do your...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 15:29

Safety Inspections are an essential part of keeping workers safe in any dangerous work environment. This could not be truer for construction sites. Construction sites see more workplace injuries and fatalities than any other industry. As such, it is extremely important that construction site owners and contractors perform safety inspections to ensure workplaces are safe. Here are just some of...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 17:38

Among all types of motor vehicle accidents, none are quite so dangerous as pedestrian accidents. No other type of accident, except perhaps motorcycle accidents, has the same rate of severe injury or death as a pedestrian accident. However, there are many risk factors that make pedestrian accidents more likely. Here are some of the biggest factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents:

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 17:54

Electrocution is the fourth most common cause of injury and death in workplaces around the country, and the vast majority of those electrocutions occur in the construction industry. This makes electrocution a serious hazard for any construction worker using electrical tools or equipment or working around live power lines. But why is electrocution so common in construction, and what happens...

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