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What do I do about a contract dispute?

Contract disputes can arise during the course of business. Because commercial litigation can be costly and time consuming, it is important to know what a breach of contract is and what to do if you and your business interests are facing a breach of contract and contract dispute.

Unfortunately, in the real world of business, contract disputes arise because of sometimes unexpected delays, when unexpected financial problems arise or other unexpected events come up that prevent successful contract performance. Business contracts create obligations between parties. The agreement also outlines rights and provides remedies for a breach of contract. A contract breach occurs when one of the parties to the contract fails to fulfill a contract obligation.

Understanding the serious nature of whiplash injuries

Many serious injuries can be suffered in a car accident and the extent of the victim's injuries may not always be immediately evident. Some injuries suffered in a car accident, such as soft tissue injuries, can worsen over time so it is important to know what to watch for and what resources are available to victims.

Whiplash injuries are the most common type of soft tissue injury. Whiplash injuries result from car accidents when the victim's head is violently thrust forward and then backward. Symptoms of whiplash injuries that victims might experience include neck tightness and stiffness; serious neck pain; headaches; dizziness; balance problems; back pain; and difficulties concentering and with memory. The consequences of a whiplash injury can take a serious toll on victims.

What you need to know about foreclosure proceedings

A home is more than just the place you sleep at night. It is where you may have raised your family, the place you built memories and the space you have worked hard to make yours. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets hard. Maybe you lost your job, or perhaps you are dealing with large medical bills.

Now you find yourself struggling financially, and you might be facing foreclosure proceedings. You do not want to lose your house, but you are unsure what to do next. Here is what you need to know about the foreclosure process in Florida.

What to do if malpractice insurance coverage is denied

When a professional has been accused of committing malpractice it can be a troublesome event, impacting both their professional and personal lives. Because a professional malpractice claim can have a potentially significant effect on the professional's livelihood, it is imperative that they understand their insurance coverage and what to do if their insurer denies malpractice coverage.

Concerns about malpractice and malpractice coverage can apply to doctors, lawyers, architects, therapists and members of other professions as well. In some cases, the insured professional will have paid premiums on their malpractice insurance policy for a number of years. Unfortunately, an insurance company may find ways to limit, delay or deny a malpractice claim on an insurance policy that the insured has been paying for years.

Florida personal injury protections for brain injury victims

Brain injuries are one type of personal injury that victims may suffer in a traumatic accident, such as a car accident. Brain injuries are especially serious injuries that may require extensive and costly medical treatment and care. Every year in the United States, there are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries that result in deaths, emergency room visits and hospitalizations, which is why victims should understand the legal protections available to them.

Brain injuries can be either open or closed head injuries, and the extent of the impact of a brain injury may not be immediately obvious. Some common brain injuries include bruising or tearing. Victims and their families should be familiar with brain injury symptoms and know what to watch for. Symptoms can include confusion and memory problems; unusual sleepiness or tiredness; severe headaches; nausea and dizziness; and weakness or numbness on one side of the body.

When is it necessary to go to the hospital?

People slip and fall every day. Tripping as you walk is a fairly common occurrence that can sometimes result in a fall. If you fall in public it can be embarrassing and may cause you some physical and emotional discomfort. Most falls do not require any medical attention but in some cases you might want to see a doctor or even visit the hospital.

Suffering from a fall can be painful, but does it really require a hospital visit? It may seem excessive and could potentially be expensive, but sometimes a fall could cause more serious injury than you realize. Especially if there are injuries to your head, it is critical to visit the doctor to get checked out. When is it necessary to go to the hospital or get your injuries looked at by a professional?

Personal injury legal protections for injured victims

Being the victim of an unexpected Florida car accident can be devastating for victims and their families. Fortunately, personal injury protections are available to help injured victims pursue legal remedies as they focus on the recovery process following the accident. Personal injury legal remedies generally include compensation for the damages they have suffered.

An unexpected car accident may leave a victim unable to work as medical expenses pile up and their wages drop. Victims may be able to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered in a car accident through a personal injury claim for damages. Specifically, and depending on the situation and circumstances, injured victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Are you legally entitled to windstorm/hurricane compensation?

Severe thunderstorms and tropical storms are very common in Florida. But, does that mean insurance companies can avoid covering damages these storms cause to property?

Windstorm and hurricane damage coverage may not be standard for all insurance policies. However, if it is included in your policy, you are legally entitled to receive compensation for a valid claim.

Know your options when it comes to commercial litigation

Most companies in Florida are in business to make a profit, not dole out unexpected costs when it comes to legal disputes. However, the reality is that it is almost inevitable that most companies will, at some point or another, face a legal challenge of some type. It may be a contract or partnership dispute, or a landlord-tenant dispute among commercial entities. Whatever the challenge, it is important for companies in Florida to know their options when it comes to commercial litigation.

In the legal world, in general, most lawsuits are settled out-of-court. Trials are not as common as they used to be, either in state or federal court. But, trials do still occur. Businesses in Florida need to be ready to take any given approach to an issue, as is warranted by the situation. So, some companies would be well-served to have a strong negotiator on their side who can press for an advantageous settlement in either direct discussions with the other side or in mediation, but also have the ability to push a case in a litigation mindset, prepping for trial, if necessary.

Your options if injured in a drunk driving accident

Any car accident can leave a Florida resident reeling from injuries and shock, but to find out that the accident was caused by a drunk driver can be infuriating. People who make the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol are reckless and irresponsible -- and they put themselves and others on the road in harm's way. The destruction and injuries that drunk drivers can cause -- including fatalities -- makes the need to hold them accountable paramount.

Florida residents who are injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver have options. In addition to helping with the criminal prosecution of the drunk driver, the injured victims may also be able to pursue a civil lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation. In doing so, victims will have several options to consider.

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