When you are the victim of a crime, you generally want to hold whoever is responsible for that crime accountable. While this obviously means bringing the perpetrator of the crime to justice, it may also mean holding those persons or entities responsible whose negligence contributed to or directly caused the crime to occur. In some instances, it may be possible to hold property owners and their...Read More
While many construction accidents are unavoidable, a shocking number of them happen due to preventable causes. Often, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of construction contractors or construction site owners, who fail to do what they are supposed to do to protect workers from harm. Here are just some of the ways that construction accidents might be prevented:
Many people who purchase real estate think about factors like how much a property may cost, or how it looks, or whether it is large enough for their needs. What they may not consider, at least at first, is whether local zoning laws might interfere with those ambitions. If they are not careful, though, zoning ordinances may become a major source of legal headaches and financial woes.
Premises liability lawsuits are among the most common types of personal injury suits in the United States, accounting for more than one tenth of all civil lawsuits. These lawsuits involve any situation where someone is injured as a result of improper care of the area in or around someone else’s property. Here are seven of the most common reasons for premises liability lawsuits:
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Construction sites are, statistically speaking, some of the most dangerous places to work. One unusually common source of injury often seen on construction sites, but rarely elsewhere, is what is known as a “caught-in/between” accidents. What are these types of injuries, and why are they so common on construction sites?
Defining Caught-In/Between Accidents
Over the past year, the rate of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities has increased dramatically. As more people return to the roads post-pandemic, they nevertheless carry bad driving habits that place themselves and the people around them in danger. Here are seven major ways reckless drivers contribute to motor vehicle accidents:
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Falling injuries have always been one of the greatest dangers that construction workers face on the job. Statistically speaking, falls account for more construction injuries than any other, with only a handful of other causes even coming close. Unfortunately, this year has proven to be worse than last year, as the number of fall injuries has already surpassed those which occurred in 2020....Read More
Writing a real estate contract is one of the most essential parts of any real estate transaction. And yet, people will gladly sign the terms of a real estate contract without understanding what it means for them. For buyers and sellers alike, the contract can impose a number of legal responsibilities that can cost valuable time and money, but they can also help to protect either side of the...Read More
Construction contractors have a legal duty to their employees to ensure they are adequately protected from foreseeable sources of harm. Far too often, contractors will be too lax with adherence to proper safety protocols, putting the lives of construction workers at risk. Here are five ways construction contractors commonly put the lives of their workers in danger:
- Failing to...
There is no type of harm more common in American workplaces than falling injuries. This includes people who fall from an elevated height, as well as people who simply trip or slip and fall while walking around. These injuries are often serious, with more than 240,000 people every year needing to take time off work from falling, and nearly 900 people dying as a result of their injuries. But why...Read More