Quality Attorneys Will Simplify Real Estate Issues

Legal issues are very stressful and real estate struggles are very stressful. Combine these two issues and you will have a huge mess of stress and worry to combat. If this is something that you are facing, then we highly recommend not traveling this confusing and convoluted road alone.

We have seen time and time again how allowing quality lawyers handle real estate issues in places like Fremont, CA, can help relieve stress and hurry the case along. Our people are trained and educated to handle these issues, and they can relieve a lot of the pressure that can build up when legal struggles arise in the real estate world.

Relieves the Stress

Stress is not a welcome thing in anyone’s life. Stress can harm relationships, cloud judgment, and can even lead to some pretty serious medical conditions. If you want to get through your real estate transactions without carrying along a huge amount of stress, then hiring some good attorneys to handle things is the best way to go.

We love being able to help people get through their transactions seamlessly. That is not generally possible when the deals are left to those who are not well versed in the laws and protocols for certain situations.

Expedites the Process

Legal issues can drag out for much longer than is needed or convenient, and real estate issues tend to follow the same sluggish time line. We feel that the best thing you can do in order to stick to a reasonable schedule is to hire some good real estate attorneys.

Our representatives will know how to move things along and can give you the right information and guidance to help the process. We love being able to see people happy with the results of their situation—and the faster we can get them to their happy ending, the better for everyone involved.

What You Need to Know about California Real Estate Law

Full of codes and regulations, real estate law in California can be hazardous and just plain difficult to navigate. However, whether you are a business or an individual, real estate can be just as difficult for the uninitiated. Each component of real estate law helps to minimize the risk of damage to both buyers and sellers. But without understanding these components, disputes and other nasty situations can arise and cause trouble for you.

Laws and Codes of Conduct

Many people refer to real estate as an “investment,” and in many senses, that is absolutely the case. It may be safer than traditional investing, but the consequences of bad conduct can be devastating. Because of this, there is a code of conduct all people involved in real estate must follow. This code of conduct covers everything from buying, selling, representation, and how to handle misconduct from others.

Land and Property

There are specific codes for buying, maintaining, and selling land and property. These codes include rules about licensing, disputes, fees, loan requirements and modifications, disclosure requirements, expected behavior regarding investigations, and the duties of the real estate commissioner. They are written to protect all parties from dishonesty, theft, and generally dangerous practices. Ignoring these codes can bring serious consequences and inquiries to more than just one party.

Consequences for Misdeeds

Because real estate codes benefit and protect everyone involved, they are actually part of California’s laws. As such, the consequence for ignoring the laws will result in inquiries, investigations, trials, and eventual sentencing, depending on the severity of the offense and the validity of the claim. Prosecutors and the State of California take this very seriously; some offenses, such as fraud, carry the hefty penalty of prison time, while others carry the penalty of fines and other such consequences.

Seniors Driving with Pets at High Risk of Accidents

Senior citizens may be at a much higher risk of being injured in accidents, although their overall accident numbers are much lower than other high-risk categories of drivers like teen drivers. A new study finds that senior citizens who are driving with their pets in the car, are at a much higher risk of being involved in such serious accidents.

Although seniors are not at a higher risk of accidents, they are more likely to be involved in serious accidents with a high risk of being injured or even killed. Those risks increase when a person is driving while distracted.

One of the most underestimated and neglected source of distraction for motorists today is the presence of pets in the car. Many Americans drive with their pets, and seniors who do so must know that their risk of being involved in an accident is much higher. A recent study conducted at the University of Alabama-Birmingham finds that overall as well as at-fault collision rates involving drivers above the age of 70 were when they were driving with their pets in the car.

Fremont car accident lawyers believe that this is the very first time a study has focused specifically on pets in the car as a source of distraction for senior drivers, increasing the risk of an accident. While there has been plenty of attention focused on reducing the risk of distracted driving, these campaigns have failed to target senior drivers, because it is generally assumed that these mature, responsible drivers are much less likely to be involved in an accident, because of distractions.

However, although seniors may have a lower rate of being distracted by technology like the use of texting devices and hand-held cell phones, they could be at a higher risk of being involved in an accident when their pets are riding in the car. Those risks are especially high when the pet is unrestrained, or when he’s sitting in the motorist’s lap.

High Risk of Teen Accidents Because of Value of Peer Approval over Safety

Teenagers are at a much higher risk of engaging in destructive behaviors like driving under the influence of alcohol, using cell phones and text messaging at the wheel, even though these practices increase the risk of being injured in an accident. A new study finds that teen brains are not mature and developed, and therefore, the benefits of peer approval are perceived as of greater significance than the value of their own safety.

It’s not just peer pressure that increases the accident risk for teenage motorists, but also the value that teenage minds attach to approval from peers. That is not really so difficult for a Fremont car accident lawyer to understand. Many teenagers spend most of their time with their friends, rather than families. As a result, they perceive the benefits in the form of approval from their peers, as greater in value than their own safety.

According to the researchers, teenagers as individuals are aware of the risks of dangerous behaviors, and are very likely to avoid such practices However, the problem is that teenagers spend most of their time with friends, and therefore, they’re much more likely to perceive benefits from such risky behavior, rather than danger. According to the researchers, the study also indicates that being in the company of other teenagers seems to modify the dynamics of risk-taking among teenagers.

This could also explain why seat belt usage rates are so low among teen motorists, and could also explain why teenagers are some of the highest users of texting devices and cell phones while driving, even though they are frequently targeted by public service announcements asking them to stop texting at the wheel.

Elders who are Abused at High Risk of Hospitalization

Seniors who are physically neglected or abused are at a much higher risk of hospitalization, compared to those who are not subjected to such abuse or neglect.

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Rush University and Northwestern University Medical Center, this is because caregivers may not be punctual with the senior’s doctor’s appointments, and may not be diligent in providing the right medications for the senior citizen. The results of the study were published in the Journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

If a senior citizen is dependent on the abusive or negligent family member or caregiver for his medical needs, he may frequently misses his doctor’s appointments, may not have the right medications and also may not have the right diet. All of this contributes to poor health. Further, these seniors are also placed under immense stress because of abuse and neglect. It’s not surprising therefore that senior citizens, who have been abused, have much higher hospitalization rates, compared to elderly persons who have not been abused.

The researchers analyzed data relating to more than 6,700 senior citizens, and found that at least 116 were identified as having been subjected to physical neglect or abuse. The researchers then found that the annual hospitalization rate for seniors who were subjected to abuse was almost double the rate for people who were not subjected to abuse.

According to geriatric health experts, senior abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. According to at least one estimate, approximately 10% of all senior adults in the country are victims of abuse. What Fremont elder abuse lawyers find even more distressing is that those numbers and trends are only increasing.

Traumatic Brain Injury Is Risk Factor for Homelessness

There have been many studies that have reported an association between brain injury and a wide range of effects that include long-term physical and mental health problems, cognitive problems, unemployment, and even marital trouble. A troubling new study indicates to Los Angeles personal injury lawyers that traumatic brain injury is also a predictor for homelessness.

According to the study, which was conducted by researchers at the Head Injury Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital, homeless people have a much higher risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury, compared to the general population. The study was based on a review of recent scientific research into homelessness and traumatic brain injury.

The researchers found from the review that between 8% and 53% of homeless people have a traumatic brain injury.

Most of these people are males. In the majority of the cases, the person suffered a brain injury before he or she became homeless which proves to Los Angeles personal injury lawyers that brain injury could actually be a risk factor for homelessness.

The researchers also tried to probe the possibility that certain types of disorders like impulse control disorders could possibly be a risk factor for both traumatic brain injury as well as homelessness.

The researchers are calling for a much better understanding of brain injury and its influence on homelessness in order to encourage appropriate interventions, case management and other strategies, to help this population. What is even more worrying is that the research also suggests that homeless people, who suffer from traumatic brain injury, are at a much higher risk of continuing to remain homeless, because they have an impaired cognitive function. These people may be much less likely to be able to make their way out of their desperate situation.

EEOC Reports High Rates of Discrimination-Related Charges in 2012

The number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging discrimination in the workplace was actually down last year, but the agency continued to handle historically high levels of complaints. Conversely, the number of lawsuits filed by the agency actually fell.

According to data by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it received a total of 99,412 discrimination -related charges in 2012. That was a slight drop from the previous year, but the numbers were still at high.

In contrast however, there was a decrease in the number of lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 2012, the agency filed a total of 122 lawsuits. That was a significant decline from 261 lawsuits filed in 2011. In the year 2012, there was also an 18% increase in the number of charges that the agency was able to resolve through conciliation.

According to the agency, this decrease in the number of lawsuits has been the result of a targeted effort by the agency to target company policy. This decrease in the number of lawsuits is also due to the fact that in recent times, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been criticized, fined and sanctioned by a number of courts for bringing lawsuits that the courts deemed were not necessary.

In many of these cases, the judges concluded that the agency had not prepared the groundwork for these cases, and that it hurried in bringing lawsuits, leading to penalties and sanctions against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As a result, Fremont employment lawyers find that the agency is now much more cautious about the lawsuits it files, and invests in greater preparation. That has automatically lead to a decrease in the number of lawsuits it has been able to file.

Researchers Experiment with Artificial Bone to Heal Fractures

Fractures or broken bones are some of the most common injuries resulting out of auto accidents and motorcycle accidents. These can take a long time to heal depending on the severity and the complexity of the fracture. British researchers have announced the development of a new technique that would make use of artificial bone material to heal fractures.

The material is actually an artificial bone that has been made using human stem cells and a biodegradable plastic material. British scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton made the announcement.

According to the researchers, the material can be fitted onto broken or fractured bones. This would help the bones to grow, encourage the re-growth of bones and strengthen the bone. Over a period of time, the plastic material, which is contained in the artificial bone implant, would dissolve, and be replaced by completely new bone.

The results of the research were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. The researchers say that they have conducted tests in the lab as well as on animals. They hope to soon begin human clinical trials.

The scientists say that they’re very certain that this material will help improve the quality of life as well as the healing rate for people who have suffered from fractures and bone injuries. Fremont personal injury lawyers believe that the implications of this research and the development of the artificial bone material are especially significant for senior citizens, who now form a significant proportion of the population of the United States. These people may be more susceptible to fractures if they suffer a fall accident, and it will be interesting to see whether this artificial bone material could be used to help heal fractures in this highly vulnerable group.

Red Light Camera Systems Prove Effective in Reducing Violations, Fatalities

A vast body of research conclusively proves to Fremont personal injury lawyers that red light camera -equipped intersections see fewer violations, and consequently, fewer accidents and fatalities. Yet another study out of Arlington Virginia, comes up with similar findings.

In this particular study, the researchers analyzed 4 red light camera system-equipped intersections in Arlington. The cameras were installed in 2010, and each intersection was equipped with one camera each. The city authorities first issued a 30-day warning period, informing all citizens about the red light cameras at these intersections, and soon after, the county began issuing citations for violations.

Violators were fined $50 if their violations were caught on camera. The city of Arlington issued a press release after the cameras were turned on, and, another press release was issued to raise publicity about these numbers.
The city also worked to install signs at all approaches to intersections to alert drivers, but signs warning about red light camera systems were not posted anywhere else. That is in contrast to the practice in many counties where signs about red light camera systems are plastered all over the place.

These specific strategies used by Arlington seemed to work very effectively. The researchers found that one year after the installation of these cameras, the odds of violations at these intersections went down significantly.
For instance, there was a 39 percent lower likelihood of violations occurring .5 seconds after the light turned red, and violations occurring one second after the red light saw a 40% lower likelihood after the cameras were installed. The most dramatic decline of 86% was found in those violations that occurred 1.5 seconds after the lights turned red, which are also some of the most dangerous violations.

Researchers Developing Facial Recognition Technology for Cars

Facial recognition technologies are being used in a number of different areas, including surveillance and other fields. However, a team of researchers is now working on using similar technology to detect a motorist’s emotions and levels of distractions while he’s driving in order to identify his accident risks. Fremont personal injury lawyers believe that this interactive technology could be the next big thing in auto safety.

This research is being conducted by PSA Peugeot Citroen, in collaboration with the Transportation Center and Signal Processing 5 Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. The technology consists of a camera that can monitor the facial expressions of a motorist, and detect changing moods, levels of distraction and other changes that could possibly increase a motorist’s risk of an accident. Basically, the technology would look for changes in the driver’s expression that indicate that he is not up to the task of driving, or that his driving skills are beginning to deteriorate.

The technology is still in its preliminary stages, and is currently fitted into a prototype vehicle. The researchers are trying to enhance the technology, and make it more user-friendly by increasing the number of images that it can process. There are a number of challenges, however to transfer this technology to the real world. For instance, there is the question of where this camera can be mounted, so that it can monitor and capture changing expressions of a person’s face, without interfering with his ability to drive, or interfering with his vision. There is also the question of how to capture facial expressions when the driver begins to drive in a dark tunnel, or when visibility conditions become low.

This is not the first time that researchers have examined the use of facial recognition systems to monitor a driver’s facial expressions. Both Toshiba and BMW are currently working on similar research.