Burgers or Caviar? Do You Know the Level of Customer Service Your Lawyer is Serving?

No two law firms are the same. As a client, think about how many phone calls and messages you’ve left your lawyer. Do you get a call back? How quickly? Does your lawyer know who you are and what your case is about? Certainly, answers may vary. Nonetheless, in a market saturated with law firms, you have a choice and you should shop around. Read this great article by Avvo ‘Would you like fries with your custody agreement?‘ which compares fast food and white glove restaurants to the legal profession.

 

6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Suspects Have Privacy Interest in Mug Shot

One small step forward for internet privacy. Federal suspects awarded privacy interest in their mug shot. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not automatically trigger release of said photos. Read more here.

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Meet ‘Graham,’ Life-size Human Body Designed to Absorb High-Impact Car Crashes

Our human bodies are vulnerable to injuries from high-speed and high-impact motor vehicle crashes. ‘Graham,’ is an interactive human model developed to demonstrate and better understand the effects of car crashes on the human body as part of a safety campaign by the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia. Learn more and check out the Meet Graham 360 degree interactive tool here.

 

Self-Driving Bus of the Future by Mercedes Benz Tested in Amsterdam

Mercedes Benz, pioneer in the development of autonomous trucks, creates a modern and efficient self-driving bus which recognizes traffic lights, pedestrians and bicyclists using cameras, radar and GPS. Read more here.

 

Car ‘Accident’ or Car ‘Crash’? Advocates Push to Change Semantics

Historically, state statutes governing roadway negligence by default use the word ‘accidents’ to describe roadway incidents. However, safety advocates are pushing legislatures to stop trivializing the word ‘accident’ by recognizing that most traffic collisions are caused by human error, and, therefore, should be referred to as ‘crashes.’ Almost all crashes stem from driver behavior like drinking, distracted driving and other risky activity. About 6 percent are caused by vehicle malfunctions, weather and other factors. Read on here.

 

Looking For LAW In All The Wrong Places: 5 Tips For Finding The Right Attorney Relationship For You

How do you choose a lawyer? Read “Looking For LAW In All The Wrong Places: 5 Tips For Finding The Right Attorney Relationship For You” compliments of our awesome ghost writer.

 

Suze Orman and U.S. Army Reserve Command team up to provide soldiers with financial saavy

Support our troops! Suze Orman, renowned financial expert, and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command are devoted to strengthening soldiers’ financial goals through informational videos, town hall discussions, barracks visits and publications by signing a four-year gratuitous services agreement. What have you done lately to further your cause? Its never to late to give back. Click here for more information.

 

Court at The Hague issues harsh maritime law decision rejecting China’s claim to South China Sea

An unprecedented legal decision was handed down by a permanent tribunal at The Hague, rejecting Beijing’s controversial territorial claims to the South China Sea. The ruling was based on the United Nations conventions on maritime law is considered legally binding. This case and long-awaited maritime law decision precludes China the right to military expansion, harvesting of endangered marine life and fauna and impeding on Philippine fishing and oil exploration in the ‘nine-dash line’ Chinese maritime claim. Read on: http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-claim-to-most-of-south-china-sea-has-no-legal-basis-court-says-1468315137

 

Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System – download free app

Did you know that you can check traffic information in Florida from any device using Florida’s 511 Traveler Information system by the FLDOT? This system allows you to check roadways for crashes, congestion, construction and view traffic cameras. Register for My Florida 511 to plan custom routes and receive personalized alerts. Summer is in full-swing and preparation is key. Don’t spend useless time in your vehicle when you can be at your destination. Use: http://www.fl511.com/Default.aspx to get ahead.

 

‘Slowpokes’, move over or, ticket!

Most of the articles and information that we post are aimed at educating our clients and community about driving for the safety and protection of others, auto accidents and insurance law. The Beregovich Law Firm is your premier, boutique personal injury law firm! States like Tennessee, New Jersey and Florida have recently started to pass tough laws against camping out in the left hand lane with the goal of reducing congestion and accidents. For all of you drivers who are fed up with slow drivers in the left hand lane, relief may be near. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/08/us/more-states-are-cracking-down-on-left-lane-slowpokes.html?emc=eta1&_r=0