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Disclosure: A Critical Part Of Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Investing in commercial real estate can be lucrative, but it can come with some pitfalls that could end up costing you a significant amount of money. Most buyers take the time needed to have a thorough property inspection completed, but a property inspection might not reveal all of the problems that come along with a certain property. Disclosures are required by law from the seller to help avoid unwanted surprises for the buyer once the purchase is complete.

Can A Disability Discrimination Claim Be Barred By Workers' Compensation?

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related state legislation, eligible employers must provide reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities—including workers who are injured on the job. The ADA also prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee (or job applicant) solely on the basis of a protected disability. But in some states, including Louisiana, ADA and other disability discrimination-related claims may be superseded by state workers' compensation statutes and regulations.

Do You Have A Valid Case In The Eyes Of The Law For Medical Malpractice?

If you believe you may have a valid claim for medical malpractice against your doctor or a hospital where you were treated, then your personal injury attorney will have to prove a couple of main points when your case makes it into a courtroom. Your lawyer will need to prove the medical provider acted outside of the current medical standards of care and that this action caused you damages.  Below you will find a short explanation of each of these important aspects of a medical malpractice case to help you make a preliminary determination if you have a valid case in the eyes of the law or not:

Three Things To Watch For In A Construction Zone

Most motorists view construction zones somewhere between a necessary evil and a major menace. However, whatever you think about these areas, you'll need to accept that they're a part of driving. There can be a lot going on when you enter a construction zone, and it's important that you get through this area safely. Many jurisdictions mandate stiffer penalties for drivers who are charged with traffic violations in construction zones, so a simple oversight on your part could lead to an expensive ticket and the loss of points.

Tips For Speeding Up A Social Security Disability Claim

The process of having a social security disability claim approved can take months. Unfortunately, you may not have that kind of time to wait until you start receiving benefits. A disability can leave you unable to work, and without money in savings or income from another household member, you'll find it difficult to get by. Here are some ways you can speed up the process of having a social security disability claim approved.