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Time isn't on your side during construction delays

After saving and dreaming, you have finally decided the time is right to begin that construction project. You may be building a new home, adding on to your existing home or constructing a separate building, such as a garage or office. Any kind of construction is disruptive, and delays can end up costing you both money and peace of mind.

To minimize the problem of expensive, prolonged delays, meticulous planning and communicating well with your contractor are irreplaceable. While a detailed plan may not eliminate every delay or interruption, you may be able to reduce the level of stress when something stalls the forward progress.

Nonpayment of subcontractors can lead to construction liens

Any time a business starts, grows or moves there can be a need for some significant construction to be completed. Oftentimes, business owners hire a contractor to manage the jobs and hire subcontractors to complete the work so that they can remain focused on operating their business.

Business owners may believe or want to believe that they are then completely removed from the ins and outs of the construction work and agreements between contractors and subcontractors, but ultimately, business owners can pay the price for a construction dispute.

After a crash, what you can't see can hurt you

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is easy to look around you and be overwhelmed by what you see. Your car might be totaled; you and other victims may be cut, burned and bleeding; emergency workers can be arriving on the scene to take your statements.

But for many people, the things they cannot see wind up being the most painful. This is because there are many types of serious injuries suffered in a collision that are either difficult to identify or slow to develop. If you have recently been involved in an accident, we encourage you to keep your eye out for some of these seemingly invisible injuries.

What to do after a data breach, and how to avoid lawsuits

As any company that deals with sensitive customer information knows, the threat of a data breach is an ongoing concern. Companies often combat this threat with sophisticated security software designed to protect personal and financial data.

While prevention is important, it is also important to have protocol in place regarding what immediate actions need to take place in the event of a data breach. This should include steps your company can take to potentially avoid data breach lawsuits from consumers.

Protecting yourself from a fall

Slips, trips and falls are often considered minor incidences, perhaps eliciting more laughs than cries for help. However, did you know that every year, about 8 million trips are made to the emergency room by people who have fallen?

Falling accidents can be incredibly painful and cause serious damage, but there are ways you can try to protect yourself from the worst of it. 

When an employee leaves, make sure your trade secrets stay behind

If a trade secret or intellectual property is an important factor in the success of your Florida business, it is critical to ensure that the information stays protected after employees leave your company. You may benefit from requiring all employees to sign non-compete or nondisclosure agreements, but there are certain factors you must consider in order to ensure that these contracts are binding and enforceable.

Trump inaugural committee cancels event, gets sued, reinstates it

Here's a small preview of how difficult things could become if president-elect Trump does not divest completely from his holdings or put them in a blind trust.

You see, the 58th presidential inaugural committee is, theoretically, a completely separate entity from Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The committee shouldn't have had any authority over what contracts the hotel entered into, but it acted as if it did -- much to the cost and dismay of the organizers of the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast.

AAA aims to prevent truck crashes by attacking driver fatigue

We would all like to see safety improvements on our roadways, and a big part of that involves helping commercial truck drivers handle their rigs responsibly. With enormous pressure to get loads where they're going at the least possible cost and the greatest possible speed, truckers often find it difficult to take sufficient breaks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the number of hours truckers can work, but regulating hours of service must take industry needs into account.

How can we reach the best balance between profitability and safety?

No trespassing: and other real estate disputes

You finally moved into your dream house in Florida. Everything was going just fine, until you found yourself smack dab in the middle of a contentious real estate dispute. Whether your fight is with your neighbor, a local governing body or a commercial realtor, it's understandable that you want to find the best means to resolve the matter in as quick and economically feasible a fashion as possible.

Did distracted driving cause your accident?

Distracted driving is a continuing problem in Florida and across the country, and this behavior is the cause of hundreds or thousands of accidents every year. The decision to use a phone or engage in distracting behaviors while behind the wheel is inexcusable, and these drivers are accountable for the injuries and harm caused to others.

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