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Contract disputes can be resolved with the right support

When you're putting together a contract with a new contractor, construction team or other entity, it's a good idea to talk about how you'll handle disagreements. If you don't, you may later find that you're dealing with contract disputes that are difficult to overcome.

Choosing to include a clause in your contract to state how you'll handle disagreements is a good idea. Though you may not want to talk about the possibility of a serious disagreement, knowing how to handle one is important.

Owner to remove dog after dangerous attack in Florida

If a dog is dangerous, it's normal for people to want to have it removed from their neighborhood. After all, if that dog decides to become aggressive, it could hurt or even kill someone.

After an attack in a Florida neighborhood, one dog has been removed. According to the victim, he was walking his 5-pound, 3-year-old mini-poodle when a large dog started charging at him. The large dog went after the smaller dog, but the pursuit led to injuries for the 86-year-old man. He suffered from rope burn caused by the leash as he attempted to keep his small dog out of the other dog's mouth.

How do you deal with mold in a property?

As you may know, the impact of mold can be profound. It sets in as a result of uncontrolled moisture incursion, because of high humidity or as a result of other issues in the home or other kind of property.

Mold can start growing in as little as 24 hours, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, that mold could be dangerous for those living in the property or using the property as an office later on.

Have you tried these ways of reducing the likelihood of disputes?

In construction, you may find you're involved in a dispute if one of the parties breaches the construction contract. Construction disputes can also happen because of delays, not meeting the conditions of a contract or because one party is just making unsubstantiated claims.

Disputes are frustrating, but there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of disputes occurring. For example, some helpful tips include:

  • Carefully reading any contract you have and having your attorney review it
  • Planning out your team's work or your construction plans ahead of beginning work to eliminate the risk of falling behind or being delayed
  • Dealing with problems the moment they arise instead of pushing them aside
  • Keeping schedules realistic and having a plan for delays and disruptions to the schedules

An insurance defense attorney helps protect your bottom line

Insurance companies have a job to do: They have to make sure they pay out but also protect their bottom line. Insurance defense isn't about limiting payouts to deserving patrons. Instead, it's about protecting insurance companies against false claims and exaggerated claims that could put stress on the company's finances.

If your company is being sued or has a claim filed with it, it's important to have a team on your side. The right legal assistance does make a difference.

Rollover crash leads to 3 injuries in Miami-Dade

Miami is known for beautiful weather and amazing beaches, but sadly, it's also known for being a place where crashes are common. Tourists and others who may not be familiar with the area could cause collisions. People rushing to work may become distracted and move into the wrong lane.

Accidents are bound to happen. Take, for example, this case involving two vehicles that collided in Miami-Dade. They were traveling on 22nd Avenue and State Road 9 when they struck each other, causing one vehicle to roll.

Crash leaves 2 seriously hurt, 5 injured in Miami-Dade

Car crashes can happen unexpectedly and result in injuries almost instantaneously. For those involved, the sudden crash is life-changing. The victims may need to have surgery, have painful conditions that require physical therapy or other medical treatments and struggle to go back to the lives they lived before.

This crash is an example of how multiple people can be hurt when a driver makes a mistake. In the recent crash in Miami-Dade, five people were injured. The two-car crash happened on a rainy night, looking a photos of the incident. It appears to have taken place in an intersection.

How to protect store windows from hurricane damage

Windows provide value for many brick and mortar shops across the country. They often help show off their product line and draw consumers into their stores. However, shop owners may want to make sure their windows are strong and durable enough to decrease the damage they may endure during tropical storms in Florida.

Is water incursion in your new home due to construction defects?

Thanks to its ecosystems and weather patterns, Florida is an incredibly wet state. Much of the land that builders and developers currently work on was once wetland or at least soil with improper drainage. Engineers and architects have found many ways to work around naturally wet soils, allowing for the construction of buildings in places that would once have been uninhabitable.

Even areas that are naturally dry at the soil level can have issues with water due to tropical storms or the proximity to large bodies of water like the ocean. Engineers, architects and construction professionals must pay careful attention to how they manage groundwater and rainwater when building in Florida. The right materials and designs are important for keeping homes stable and dry.

Get help with your contract dispute today

No one wants to become involved in a dispute. Disputes are frustrating and may make working with others nearly impossible.

If you do have a contract dispute, though, it's important that you work through it. Whether that means arbitrating or going to court may depend on the contract itself.

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