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Practicing the Future of Law Today

by Cary Graham | April 28th, 2016

We live in a digital world. The days of analog are far behind us, replaced by an age of technology that impacts how we see and interact with the world. Several years ago, we realized that by embracing new cutting-edge technologies and incorporating them into our law practice, we could better serve our clients and [...]

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A New Tool for Combating Distracted Driving

by hef | April 27th, 2016

An article in the New York Times talked about a potential new weapon in the battle against distracted driving. People who are suspected of driving drunk are given a Breathalyzer to analyze their blood alcohol level. Now, lawmakers in New York are proposing a device called the Textalyzer, which would allow police to analyze whether [...]

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Ford Recalls More than 200,000 Vehicles

by hef | April 27th, 2016

Ford is recalling about 202,000 vehicles because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear. The problem has caused at least three crashes. According to an article on ABC11.com, the recall covers 2011 and 2012 F-150 trucks, and 2012 Expedition, Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator. Ford is also recalling more than 80,000 2014 and 2015 [...]

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Social Security: How Much Do You Pay?

by Cary Graham | April 21st, 2016

If you’ve worked legally in the U.S. in the last 80 years, chances are you’ve paid into Social Security on every paycheck. Most folks don’t know how much they pay because it’s deducted automatically, so you might be surprised to learn that 6% of everything you earn goes directly to Social Security. If you’re self-employed, [...]

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Tiny Motors Rev Up Cycling Controversy

by hef | April 19th, 2016

When is a bicycle not a bicycle? When it is a secret motorcycle. Earlier this year, in what the New York Times called the “first confirmed case of mechanical doping,” a Belgian cyclist’s bike was found to have a tiny motor and battery that could give the rider a motorized boost. Since then, there have [...]

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“Drive to Live 2016″ Focuses on Teen Drivers

by hef | April 18th, 2016

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced a new initiative called “Drive to Live 2016.” The goal to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers through stricter monitoring of roadways, and on-site educations  The program was created after a 2015 investigation by the State Highway Patrol [...]

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Disc Brakes Suspended in Pro Cycling Races after Injury

by hef | April 18th, 2016

  For months, the Association of Professional cyclists (CPA) had been sending letters to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) outlining the hazards of disc brakes and asking for their use to be suspended. That’s exactly what happened…but only after Spanish cyclist Francisco Ventoso was injured after running into another rider’s brake rotor during a race. [...]

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Get It Right The First Time

by Cary Graham | April 14th, 2016

There are few decisions in life that are irreversible. We are a society that likes second chances. You can change jobs, switch cell phone carriers, and even pick up and move to a new city if you want. Those are freedoms of choice that most of us enjoy. However, as personal injury lawyers, we deal [...]

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BMW Recalling, Stopping Sales of 7-Series

by hef | April 14th, 2016

According to an article from Reuters new service, BMW has stopped the sale of some of its 7 Series vehicles in the United States, and will issue a recall due to an air bag deployment issue. BMW 7-Series models made from July 1, 2015 through December 11, 2015 may have a defective control module for [...]

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Brain Injury Revealed in 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players

by hef | April 11th, 2016

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. “This is one of the largest studies to [...]

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