• Five Things Construction Attorneys Have to Master

    Attorneys are some of the most valuable members of a construction industry team. In the world of construction and contracting, there are a lot of complicated moving pieces that need to be kept track of. Here are just a few of the areas where builders and contractors need attorneys to help ensure a smooth construction process:

    Employment Law

    One important aspect of commercial real estate law is employment contracts, regulations, and codes. From April 2006 to January 2011, the construction industry suffered a downturn and was forced to eliminate more than 40% of the workforce. While this kind of a move can bring savings, it can also bring some serious headaches if everything is not done exactly according to the law and according to all regulations and contracts.

    Insurance Issues

    Attorneys for construction company must also be experts in all the different issues that migh Continue Reading

  • What To Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident

    Life is fraught with a lot of misunderstandings and complications. It’s a fact of life but, unfortunately, it’s true and both misunderstandings and complications can arise suddenly and without warning. There are all kinds of complications that can suddenly pop up in life, from ones that involve legal challenges and legal matters to ones that involve living wills, wills an trusts and medical directives. No matter what the damage might be, we have to learn how to deal with these complications gracefully and with patience, no matter how bad they might be. With enough patience and clarity you can get through anything, no matter how complicated or overwhelming it seems. But what kinds of complications will arise and how will you deal with them? There are so many, after all, and they come in all shapes and sizes depending on the person that they are afflicting. A high school teacher is going Continue Reading

  • What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt and Can’t Work

    When you sustain a serious injury, whether it is because of truck accidents, workplace injuries, a drunk driver, or the negligent behavior of anyone else, you will find expenses going up quickly while your income drops precipitously. You are missing work, so you’re not bringing in your regular income and are especially unable to take advantage of things like overtime opportunities. At the same time, you’re spending money on hospitals, doctors, and physical therapy. You may be spending more on items around the house that you need while you’re laid up and missing work. In addition to all of this, you may even be in need of constant care at home. This can mean hiring someone to help (more money spent) or a spouse is missing work in order to take care of you (less money in). What are your options?

    • Tell your employer immediately. If you were injured at work, your employer will Continue Reading
  • What to Do if Accused of a Sex Offense

    Sex crimes are very real and very serious. It would be wrong to minimize in any way how terrible sexual harassment and assault are or how commonplace they are. That being said, there is no unmitigated good in our world. Every good thing can be tinged with something bad, and the #Metoo movement is no exception. While the movement itself is important and necessary, unfortunately, there are always those willing to take advantage of a good thing to hurt others. Sometimes false accusations are made to get revenge for something else, to be vindictive or petty, to get attention, or even just for “fun.” However, false accusations can ruin a person’s life and even necessitate a criminal defense from a qualified law firm.

    How Prevalent Are False Accusations?

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to say with any certainty what the rate of false accusations is. A study done by United Educators found that in the last five years there has been an enormous increase in the number of claims of sexual Continue Reading

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