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Construction site accidents occur on a daily basis in New York. This is often due to unsafe working conditions and the failure of the property owners and general contractors to follow applicable Industrial Codes. If you are a business owner or an employer, you are likely to come under scrutiny if an accident occurs at your construction site.

With the pressure of deadlines looming, it is difficult to put safety over profit. But personal injury lawyers in Queens are not sympathetic to business owners and general contractors that fail to follow safety protocol. This article is dedicated to discussing how to prevent construction site accidents and create a safe working environment.

  1. Follow All Applicable Industrial Codes

The most important element to a safe worksite is compliance with all of the industrial codes that apply to the type of work being performed. 

  • Get the Latest Personal Protective Equipment For Your Workers

Workers need to be well-equipped with the latest protective gear in order to safe from work zone dangers. These items include the latest work boots, helmets, gloves, eye protection, and other equipment that can prevent major damage to the workers body.

  • Keep The Workplace Clean

Keeping the floor dry, removing debris, and ensuring that hanging items are secured properly will reduce the number of construction site accidents that occur due to slips, trips, and falls. Motivate all the members of your organization to keep the workplace as clean as possible.  Again, strict adherence to number 1 on this list will cure almost all of these issues.

  • Maintain Equipment And Tools

Performing regular and routine maintenance and inspection of equipment and machinery is necessary to ensure that workers don’t get hurt while using them.

  • Recognition Of The Hazards

Potential hazards should be monitored closely, and preventative measures should be taken to give workers a safe working environment. Through this risk assessment, workers can be presented with the appropriate safety information.  The idea behind this item is that experienced and skilled professionals should be utilized wherever and whenever possible; even if the expense to do so is greater.

Personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, NY can always be contacted if you have suffered a personal injury as an employee. At the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, we will guide you and help you get out of the difficult situation with fair compensation. 

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Asset Purchase Agreements: Errors You Cannot Afford To Commit

On March 16, 2020, in Corporate, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
Asset purchase agreement

Commercial transactions often involve an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) that is vital to business activity. But there can be a few conditions that make things go wrong.

Drafting of a simple asset purchase agreement is essential for the successful execution of the deal.

Below are the errors to avoid or else they can cost you dearly:

  • Essential Parties are Excluded from APA

There may be a case when a buyer signs an APA with company X, while the actual owner is company Y or a shareholder in company X. The same can happen with the seller also. To avoid this, make sure that only the essential and real parties are a part of the deal.

  • Failure to Address the Pre-conditions to the Deal

Failing to make sure pre-conditions are resolved before the completion of the transaction can increase the complexity of the deal. These conditions are clearance of the seller’s debts, third party consents, transfer of key employees, banking approvals, and approvals from other authorities.

  • What are “The Assets” that you are purchasing?

IYou want to make sure that you identify each and every asset that you are purchasing.  Some assets can be tangible (e.g., refrigerators, soda machines, furnishings) or intangible (e.g., business name, lease).  You should determine which assets are owned or leased.  You should inspect the tangible assets to make sure that they are in working order.  For the assets that you are purchasing, you want to make sure that the seller actually has ownership of them and has the right to transfer them to you.  With the leased equipment, you need to decide if you want to (and can) assume the lease and, if so, what are the terms of the lease.

  • No Specifications about Closing Requirements

All actions to be taken, and all documents to be provided at closing, should be clearly identified by the standard asset purchase agreement. Failure to specify such conditions makes it difficult for both parties in the long run.

  • Failure to Change Signatories

Generally, buyers don’t feel the need to change the signatories to banking and other business accounts. But it is essential to keep third parties informed at the right time about such changes.

With the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, you will always be able to make the right legal decisions when it comes to the formation of LLC asset purchase agreements. Contact us to get the most appropriate legal guidance from lawyers with extensive knowledge gained over years of experience.

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Filing Bankruptcy? Learn About the Documents Needed During Process

On March 11, 2020, in Bankruptcy, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Bankruptcy is no small matter and requires the assistance of highly knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys. Although your bankruptcy attorney will guide you through the process, it will be helpful if you are aware of the list of documents required for filing bankruptcy. This list is the same whether you are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. To make it easy for you, we have made a list of the documents here:

  1. Tax Returns

You are required to have copies of your tax returns or tax transcripts for the last two years in Chapter 7 cases and four years in Chapter 13. Bankruptcy trustees may ask for more if you have variable incomes. These documents are to verify your income.

  • Income Documents

If you are an employee, you’ll need to present copies of pay stubs for the six-month period before the bankruptcy. In case you are self-employed, submit your year-to-date profit and loss statement, and also for the prior two years, before filing bankruptcy.

  • Real Estate And Mortgage Statements

If you own real estate, you will have to provide proof of the property’s fair market value. In addition to that, you may have to provide mortgage statements that show your current loan balances and payment amounts.

  • Vehicle-Related Documents

Having a car means you will have to provide proof of its value. Further, in the case of a car loan, your attorney will ask you to provide a recent loan statement that shows the amount you owe and your monthly payments.

  • Bank Statements

To show that you are unable to pay your bills, you need to present bank statements to the court. This is just to check whether there are any hidden funds that can be used to pay bills.

  • Identification Proof

You will also be asked to present photo ID, such as a driver’s license, etc.

Reach out to bankruptcy attorneys in Long Island to get in-depth knowledge of these documents.

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Camden School Bus Struck In Three-Car Accident

On March 1, 2020, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
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Accidents impact thousands of innocent lives daily, causing irreparable damages to victims and their families. In these cases, it is difficult to regain any normalcy of life when the injuries are significant.

An accident with this potential recently occurred in New York, when a Camden school bus was involved in a three-car accident. Thankfully, no students were injured.

In these motor vehicle accidents, even with no loss of life, an auto accident attorney in the Bronx can help victims make claims for damages incurred.

What Happened With The Bus?

Police say on Monday, Sept. 30, a call went came in for an accident on State Route 13 and Elpis Road in the town of Vienna. After investigating the accident, police learned that Francis P. Mantelli, 64, of Camden, was driving his 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van North on State Route 13, where he failed to keep his vehicle on the correct side of the roadway. Because of this, he sideswiped a Camden school bus and then a 2009 Ford Focus, driven by Deborah H. Greene, 63, of Blossvale.

The school bus then traveled off the roadway, struck a guide wire for a National Grid utility pole and then struck a tree.

Mantelli was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for evaluation. The police issued Mantelli a ticket. Greene was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital for evaluation while the operator of the school bus, Amy C. Galway, and 12 students thankfully suffered no injuries in the accident.

The Bottom line:

Accidents affect the victims physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. To make a claim for compensation, one needs to hire an auto accident attorney in the Bronx to assist with pursuing claims for their injuries. Only a highly competent attorney can help you with the case and help you get financial compensation. Seek advice from us and learn what you need to do to file a lawsuit against the party at fault.

Schedule a consultation for a detailed discussion about your legal options.

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