Some people believe that damages and compensation awarded to injured individuals or family members of someone that has died are only economic in nature. While the loss of future earnings, medical bills and catastrophic care costs are often the subjects of compensation, a loss of companionship may also result in compensation.
Watching your dream home be constructed from the ground up can be one of the most exciting events of your life. During the construction process, there are thousands of elements that must come together to properly complete the project. However, sometimes issues arise that make it necessary to put the project on hold in order to properly address any problems or concerns. When these issues go unaddressed, homeowners may experience construction defects down the road, after completion, that could turn their dream home into a nightmare.
Each year innocent bystanders are put at risk by the reckless and dangerous behaviors of others. This was exactly the case on a Colorado highway on a Thursday, when two fleeing criminals weaved in and out of traffic, finally colliding with a road barrier.
Many times we are unaware of the thoughts behind some of the times most heinous crimes. In recent weeks, Colorado has been rocked with terrible acts that have left most wondering what's next. For the authorities of Colorado Springs, the next step may be trying to figure out what prompted the most recent act of terror; the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility, and why one of their own is dead.
For most Americans, our homes are our one true safe haven and a source of pride and joy in our lives. That is why the idea of eminent domain is so difficult for many to swallow. The thought of the government displacing families for the sake of a new highway or sewer line is unfathomable to most. While the law of eminent domain requires that the purchasing entity offers fair market value for properties acquired under it, the offer doesn't represent the time, effort and memories that go into making a house a home. Fortunately, for homeowners there is a way to fight back for proper compensation: an attorney.
When a new home is built, the municipal inspector will perform an inspection to approve the construction and see that it is ready to be put on the market. When there is an individual looking to purchase the home, the purchaser may hire their own independent inspector. In fact, for the sale of most homes an inspection is required by the lender. Occasionally, defects are discovered in a home after the sale, even when the purchaser had an independent inspection. When this happens, homeowners may wish to turn to an attorney with construction litigation experience to help resolve the matter.