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Workers employed at a construction site are constantly in danger from accidents that occur at their workplaces. It is important for them to know the types of construction accidents that can affect them. Here, we highlight the most common types of construction site accidents so they can try to avoid them.

  1. Crane or Hoist Accident

Cranes and hoists are important tools for construction. They make many tasks easier but are also one of the major causes of construction site accidents. Operating errors or malfunctions can cause severe injuries to the victim.  Most of these types of injuries are remedied by lawsuits under Labor Law §240.

  • Slip and Fall

Wet floors or the presence of slippery materials or objects on the floor, lead to slip and fall accidents. Construction sites are often covered with slippery surfaces. Serious injuries can occur from these slip and falls.  Depending on the factual circumstances surrounding the particular incident, these claims can be remedied by lawsuits under Labor Law §241(6) or Labor Law §200.

  • Gas Leaks and Explosions

Gas leaks and explosions can be deadly. With a sudden leak and explosion, a large number of workers can be affected. The gases can cause serious injuries from inhalation, irritation, burning or death.  Depending on the factual circumstances surrounding these accidents, these types of cases can also be remedied by lawsuits under Labor Law §241(6) or Labor Law §200.

  • Electrocutions

Overhead electric wires, electrical equipment, railway construction and lighting are some of the most serious causes of construction site accidents. These are dangerous enough to cause grave injuries or permanent significant medical issues. You can always consult a construction accident attorney in Brooklyn to get compensation in such cases.  These types of accidents are most typically remedied by lawsuits under Labor Law §241(6).

  • Fall from Heights

Ladder, scaffolding and roofing accidents are common occurrences on construction sites. Falling from the top of buildings can cause head injuries and other devastating injuries.  These types of accident cases are remedied under Labor Law §240.

All these accidents endanger the lives of workers and lead to a number of fatalities. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one due to a construction accident, then it is important to get help from a construction accident lawyer in Brooklyn. Contact us as soon as possible at (516) 858-2620!

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Reasons Why You Need To Hire a Corporate Formation Attorney

On May 13, 2020, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
Corporate Formation Attorneys

People generally ask: Why do we need to hire a corporate formation attorney? It is normal for people to ask a question like this when starting a business, for various reasons.

 Are you among these people? We have the answer for you!

  1. Creating Partnerships & Incorporations

Corporate formation services can help you in creating partnerships and facilitate the process of incorporation. These services allow you begin with possible growth potential, profitability and flexibility, since the lawyer helps you understand a variety of options in corporate formation.

  • Avoid Legal Problems

 The nuances of a corporate formation process must be done correctly and precisely to ensure that your business vision is not derailed by insufficient legal terms. A situation may arise when a legal hindrance causes you to halt the process for a while. However, if you hire a corporate formation attorney, the case is easier since you don’t have the stress of diving into the legal details yourself.

  • Completion and Filing of Required Paperwork

Going through the process of completing and filing paperwork is time-consuming. By hiring a highly competent lawyer, all the paperwork is done by them. Additionally, if you are required to sign any documents, the lawyer can review them for you before you sign. This keeps you clear of confusion and ensures proper legal guidance as you begin your business.

  • Protection of Your Interests

Many business owners are not aware of the legal requirements of corporate formations and running a business. A lawyer keeps you informed of the obstacles and solutions, which are highly beneficial for you.  A corporate formation attorney provides the legal guidance necessary so that you only have to worry about your business while they worry about the potential legal pratfalls.

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Seek corporate formation services from the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC and our lawyers will help you go smooth with the corporate formation process. Call now!

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Scope & Role of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer

On May 7, 2020, in Litigation, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Commercial litigation is one of the most complex areas of the law since it contains different speciality areas that come with various legal implications and regulations. Often referred to as business litigation, this area of law is comprised of various spheres, which often arise in the context of business. The expertise of commercial litigation lawyers in Queens, Nassau County or Suffolk County can get you the required results.

The scope of commercial litigation includes disputes such as:

  1. Breach of contract
  2. Partnership & joint enterprise disputes
  3. Business torts
  4. Civil litigation
  5. Breach of fiduciary duty
  6. Shareholder to shareholder litigation
  7. Class actions

Sound judgment and strategic decision hold a dominant place when it comes to resolving business disputes. It also implies that two or more parties try to resolve conflicts that arise in the business and all the parties appeal to the legal system.

Role of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer

A commercial litigation lawyer is a legal expert who stands on behalf of the company and represents the company’s interests in a financial dispute. In other words, the main role of a commercial litigation lawyer is to protect the rights of the company.

After you contact a commercial litigation lawyer for legal guidance, he will analyze your case. He will then provide you with the best possible legal solution and help obtain appropriate outcomes at the end of the litigation process. Remember though, there are many steps for a commercial litigation lawyer between contacting them and achieving the best outcome. Here are the common roles of a commercial litigation lawyer.

  1. Conducting an initial evaluation of the case
  2. Drafting the required pleadings
  3. Analyzing the strengths and/or weaknesses of the instant matter and effectively communicating same to the client.
  4. Forming responses to the other party’s complaint
  5. Exchanging information with the other party
  6. Preparing necessary documents to support the lawsuit
  7. Selecting the best strategy to be deployed in court
  8. Presenting the case in court
  9. Negotiating with the lawyer of the other party
  10. Appealing the case if necessary

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Filing Bankruptcy? Do Not Commit These Costly Mistakes

On April 23, 2020, in Bankruptcy, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ

Planning to file bankruptcy? It may seem easy but there are a few things you need to know before deciding to file bankruptcy. Beware of committing some costly mistakes or you will pay heavily for them, afterwards.

Our bankruptcy attorneys in New York have listed these mistakes for you.

  1. Lying About your Assets

Leaving out assets or income purposely can lead to the dismissal of your case. You can also be banned from filing on those debts ever again. As a result, a bankruptcy trustee will have access to check all your financial records and your deception will come under the scanner. Also, don’t try to hide any of the creditors because credit card companies have records with them.

  • Giving Assets or Payments to Family Members

Giving away money or assets to family members, to get it back later, is not allowed when filing bankruptcy, especially just before filing bankruptcy. All of your assets should be listed completely and if you still owe any money for them, they must be listed as a liability.

  • Taking a New Debt

Taking a new debt before filing bankruptcy could lead to you being responsible for it.

  • Failing to File Income Tax Returns

If you have failed to file income tax returns, you are affecting your chances of filing bankruptcy.

  • Waiting Until the Last Minute

If you keep on postponing or keep on ignoring your financial situation, it will deepen your trouble. Disregarding letters, phone calls, and court documents are the ways to make the situation worse for yourself.

Our bankruptcy attorneys in Long Island will help you handle things correctly. Call and seek assistance today!

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