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Companies accused of negligence in death of man

Companies involved in the design and building of large public transportation initiatives such as freeways, tunnels and bridges should ensure that safety is a top priority. Unfortunately it might seem to some people that these entities put other business interests such as deadlines and cost savings ahead of safety or human lives. In the course of doing this, it is safety and human lives that may suffer the most.

Understanding a contractor's liability for damaged property

When Florida homeowners remodel and repair parts of their home, they usually expect that their contractor will do exemplary work. People generally do not expect their home to be damaged by their contractor. Sometimes this happens, though, and in this situation, many people might wonder if the contractor is liable for this damage.

Florida's current construction challenge

As the populations in major cities across the nation continue to skyrocket, houses and business alike seem to sprout up overnight. Many Floridians do not think twice about these structures that help provide the backbones to communities, but the construction industry is a crucial one. It often requires long hours, heavy lifting and exposure to the elements.

Things you should know about construction litigation

When you are investing in something as expensive and substantial as a home, office building or other structure in Florida, you need to be sure that everything is done correctly and the edifice will last for years to come. Unfortunately, mistakes made during construction can lead to substantial damage over time. We at Welbaum Guernsey can make sure that the right people are held responsible for the damage and that you receive the compensation you need to correct the errors and restore your building.

Builder’s risk insurance: What you should know

The number of risks in the Florida construction industry demand various types of insurance policies to mitigate them. According to the American Bar Association, most commercial construction projects warrant builder’s risk insurance. It is also known as course of construction insurance because it provides coverage on the property during the project, including the building being constructed or renovated, materials and temporary structures. As the name implies, coverage extends from inception of the policy through the course of the work and up to its completion.

Contract breaches and damages in the construction industry

The biggest cause of litigation in the construction industry is contract disputes. A common source of such conflict is breach of contract in which one party does not fulfill its responsibilities as outlined in the contract. In some cases, the wronged party may receive damages.

What are some common issues that lead to construction disputes?

There could a number of reasons why your Florida company winds up being involved in a construction dispute. While such disputes do not all wind up being litigated, they can still be costly and time consuming. Therefore, knowing about some of the common reasons that disputes happen may help you prevent them from occurring in the future.

Florida contractor violates OSHA fall safety standards

The high demand for real estate in the Miamia area prompts continuous building, which creates a prime environment for contractors and subcontractors in the state’s construction industry. Even though it may be tempting for some companies to take measures that allow them to place lower bids and win more contracts, cutting corners could lead to much higher costs in the end. Failure to ensure worker safety may result in hefty financial penalties while creating situations with the potential to generate employee litigation.

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