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Apple vs. Android: What do lawyers use?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Mobile Apps | 0 comments

Recent research has identified that attorneys in America are more likely to use an iPhone over other phones to go about their daily lives as purveyors of justice, whose tasks include storing the names and numbers of clients, judges, and witnesses relevant to their cases; conducting various researches into matters that might have an impact on their case; scheduling events in their personal and professional lives in their calendar; and maintaining communication with their firm.

In fact, the American Bar Association‘s 2012 Tech Survey shows that of the 89% of American lawyers who use a smartphone to facilitate their practice, 31% use a BlackBerry and only 16% use an Android; 49% of them use an iPhone.

Why do American lawyers prefer the iPhone? One factor might be because with other smartphones, one cannot download apps from third-party websites. Also, an app accessed in an iPhone can be used on an iPad and a Macbook, providing the user with flexibility, versatility, and accessibility.

An iPhone’s settings also have the ability to block some of an app’s intrusive processes of gaining personal information from your phone.

An iPhone also has the all-powerful iCloud, which can be pretty convenient when accessing emails or valuable documents, especially if one is in out-of-the-way places and has no time to go back to the office to grab that file. However, like with the BlackBerry and Android, the iCloud requires you to agree to term of service that states that “Apple may access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Account information and Content to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or a third party, as Apple believes is reasonably or necessarily appropriate”, meaning Apple can use your information for reasons they see fit.

Finally, an iPhone has a long-lasting battery life and performance. An iPhone can function up to 10 hours, depending on gravity of usage. To contextualize, the iPhone can play music non-stop for 40 hours and remain on standby for 225 hours. Be warned, though, that heavy browsing quickly drains an iPhone’s battery.

According to Big Momma Apps, it is important that a law firm should have an app that provides information about itself, not only as means for advertisement, but also to perpetuate accessibility and communication continuity with its clients.

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Limousine Car Accidents

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Personal Injury, Vehicle Accidents | 0 comments

Edgerton, Wisconsin-based limousine company Lyons Limousine and 20-year-old Janesville resident and driver Aaron Nash are being sued by 45-year-old Michael Johnson and 53-year-old Robert Rosa, both of Fitchburg, who are among those injured in a fatal accident that occurred on March 25, 2016 as Nash was driving Johnson, Rosa, 53-year-old Monona resident Terri Schmidt, 59-year-old Monona resident Kevin Schmidt, 61-year-old Verona resident Louis Corning, and 64-year-old Verona resident Donald Corning to Chicago, Illinois’ O’Hare International Airport for a vacation in Mexico.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the Cook County Circuit Court last Thursday, April 14 and which alleges five counts related to personal injuries received from negligence, also identifies Lyons Limousine owner Patrick Lyons and another company Nash works for, Zenith Limousine, as defendants.

The limousine flipped over and killed Terri Schmidt when Nash hit a construction barricade on the Illinois Tollway near Elgin. Police said Nash told them that he was blinded by the sun, causing him to not see the traffic pattern.

According to federal law, a person needs to be at least 21 years old to be allowed to drive commercial vehicles such as limousines. Federal authorities said on Tuesday, April 5 that they had shut down the operations of Lyons Limousine after investigations into the deadly accident uncovered that it was guilty of several violations.

According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, “Lyon Limousine’s use of unqualified and underage drivers with poor driving records, lack of inspection, repair and maintenance records, and complete disregard of the hours-of-service regulations substantially increases the likelihood of death or serious harm to drivers, passengers, and the motoring public if not discontinued immediately”, with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesman Duane DeBruyne adding, “The immediate aspect is the company is not allowed to operate”.

The website of the Clawson & Staubes, LLC: Injury Group says that since limousines are large vehicles with a wide turn radius, they probably are susceptible to big blind spots. Also, because of its size, limousines have a smaller space or room with which to stop in case its driver followed the vehicle preceding it too closely, or if its driver gets distracted by the phone or the global positioning system; this means limousines are more prone to crash as compared with smaller vehicles, adds the website of Karlin, Fleisher, and Falkenberg.

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Personal Injuries: Strange Personal Injury Cases

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Attorneys at Williams Kherkher say on their website that personal injury accident cases filed and heard in various courts are usually serious matters, most of the time concerning the lives of people who have been affected by the negligent actions of other individuals or parties.

However, some people have a loose definition of personal injury, according to Goings Law Firm, LLC. Below are some examples of people who have filed bogus claims, whether they be intentional or not.

A 57-year-old woman who willingly visited a Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights haunted house filed a personal injury lawsuit, claiming she suffered undue fright because a chainsaw-wielding employee of the haunted house did not stop his scare tactics even as the woman slipped and fell as she was trying to run away from him. The case was dismissed because the woman alleged mental and psychological trauma; however, if she had incurred injuries due to her fall and her lawsuit was all about negligence on the part of the haunted house for failing to properly ensure the safety of its structure, the case would have been considered by the courts.

A woman in Israel sued a television news station because a weather reporter had failed to forecast the weather conditions correctly, causing her to dress inappropriately. The woman was awarded $1,000.

A New York man bit into his Subway sandwich and found a serrated knife inside his bread. He didn’t sustain any injuries from the move, but he did say that he fell ill after biting into the part of the sandwich that had been contaminated by the knife. He was awarded $20,000 but initially sued for $1 million.

The parents of a 27-year-old man sued Sea World after their son was killed when he snuck off after hours into the theme park, entered a killer whale’s tank, and swam with it. The case never went to trial because the parents of the deceased dropped their lawsuit.

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Tips about how to start your fast food essay?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Insurance | 0 comments

How to Start Your Fast Food Essay?

Writing of essays is an integral part of educational process. Each student has to write different essays on different topics, because essay is one of the best ways to evaluate student’s knowledge of some concrete subject. So, what should you do if you have to write, for example, a fast food essay?

Experts from have prepared some useful tips for you in this regard. First of all, formulate a topic of your essay. If you have a task to write an essay about junk food, you have many different and interesting topics. Here are some of them:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of fast food.
  • Harmful consequences of eating junk products.
  • Eco (vegetarian, vegan) fast food as a new popular direction of fast food.

Then, you should search information about the topic of your essay and write it down. Don’t forget about essay structure! An ideal essay should have the introduction, main part, and conclusion. Enjoy this process!

If you have some difficulties in writing essays, lack time to write all necessary assignments, or don’t have any desire to waste your free time to write this academic task, you can look for help from our specialists who can do it instead of you. Our writers are very experienced, write different essays and other academic tasks every day, so they can easily help you to enjoy your academic process by writing your piece instead of you.

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