Google Glass In The Personal Injury World

It was brought to our attention that in April, a law firm broke ground by offering the Google Glass to it’s clients. This law firm was Lamber Goodnow – they are a personal injury law firm based out of Tuscon. Their idea was to let their clients communicate with them, via Google Glass, to show how the injuries were impacting their daily lives.

Apparently, the goal is to then turn this into evidence, which can be presented in court to SHOW, how the lives of victims has been impacted.

COOL concept, don’t you think?

I think that when more and more people start using the Google glass, it’s going to be great – because even if you don’t have time to pull out your phone (or you can’t hold your phone), you can document virtually ANYTHING you want, by using the Glasses.

I think about all the protests around the world, or all the police brutality cases, that are brought to light thanks to pictures taken on phones + social media.

Google glass makes the capturing of those moments even easier for the people who are going to do them anyways.

Anyways – good job Lamber Goodnow!

Why You Need a PI Lawyer

If you’re considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, then you’ve probably suffered wrongdoing from someone else. The good news is that personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis – and that means if you have a legitimate claim, you don’t need to “pay” money, in order to pursue it.

Individuals can pursue a personal injury claim against an individual, or a company, if they’ve been wronged by someone else.

The first step in getting compensation is to consult a personal injury lawyer. The lawyer will discuss the details of the case, and help you determine the best course of action. Contrary to popular belief, your personal injury lawyer – not you, will then begin an investigation in order to look into the evidence behind the incident. The personal injury lawyer will review the police report, get you the medical attention you need, and if necessary – reconstruct the scene of the accident – in order to create a compelling situation that paints a clear cut case.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is not just recommended, it’s mandatory. There’s no way possible you’ll be able to pursue a personal injury claim against a monolithic insurance company on your own. Insurance companies have multiple legal teams that are knowledgable, and crush personal injury claims for a living. Their job is to minimize your settlement, or crush it. By not hiring a personal injury lawyer, you’re essentially guaranteeing you’re claim will never get the settlement it deserves.

Just because you’ve been injured in a serious car accident because of some other driver’s negligence, doesn’t entitle you to a personal injury settlement. The insurance company of the driver who hit you, will not automatically send you a check for the highest amount you deserve. To the contrary, they’ll avoid you until you threaten legal action, via a lawyer — or they’ll send you the lowest amount possible.

If you’re looking to hire a personal injury lawyer, contact our law firm, Power Rogers & Smith, based out of Chicago. We’re the premier Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers, with over 100 years of combined experience.

Shipping Your Car

Shipping your car sounds like a complicated process – but it doesn’t have to be. Auto transportation is an industry that’s extremely important, especially to those who are donating/selling their car, or to those who are moving cross-country/inter-state, and need to move to their car to the their home. Generally speaking, the best way to find a car shipping company company is to Google words like auto transportation, car shipping, etc. If you’re considering hiring a car shipping company, here are some factors and things to consider, before you make the move!

1. BBB Accreditation and Rating – The car shipping industry is rampant with low quality vendors, and as a result, it’s become stuck with a bad rap sheet! This is one of the most important reasons why you should first and always, look at the BBB rating of any prospective car shipping company you’re looking to hire. Any company with less than an A- should be eliminated.

The reason we have set A- as the lowest, is due to the fact BBB ratings are based off the “age of the company.”

For example, all companies start off as an A-. The (-) is not because the company did something bad…to the contrary, it means they haven’t done anything bad. The issue is they cannot be A, because they aren’t old enough.

As a result, don’t eliminate A- ranked companies, just because of the (-)! it’s misleading!

2. Look at websites like TransportReviews.com – There are many websites that EXCLUSIVELY review other auto transport companies. You should make sure to view as many of them as possible, in order to learn more. They often have reviews left by legitimate customers (they have tight filters, which prevent JUST ANYONE from leaving a review). For example, TransportReviews is an official review directory. In order to leave a review, you have to be a verified customer (you normally get a serial code, when you ship your car through an official registered transportation company).

About The Author

Robby Williams is a writer for Number1AutoTransport, the premier Auto Transport company, with offices in all 50 states.

The Sonic Screw Driver

Those who watched the TV series Dr Who in the late 1960s to 1980s – know exactly what exactly a sonic screwdriver is. This cool device was used by the lead protagonist of the show, to get out of some difficult situations. And as usual, the show followers wanted to have a replica of this sonic tool in their collection. Many toy makers understood this thing early and came up with replica toys for the TV show prop collection aficionados. However, these were merely props and toys, but they didn’t have much use other than some playful moments with friends.

When the real thing did come?

The actual utility tool in the shape of screwdriver came recently, which is a universal TV remote control. Now this is a bit hard to accept for many people because there are no set of visible buttons on this remote. This looks like a small wand that has a cylindrical body with a small dome like bulb on its top. It comes packed in a hard-box with its USB charging chord. The device comes absolutely clean without any pre-setting done, so a user can open up the pack, charge it up and start configuring it in accordance to the system that he wants to use it on.

How exactly this thing works?

It is crammed absolutely full of latest technology that allows it to control the functionality of the system through gesture-based commands, rather than by pressing the buttons. If one checks it out, he will find that there is only one button that slides up and down on the screwdriver’s side. This is the on/off switch and it also assists in setting the configuration of the remote control with the device like Television or a Home-Theatre system. There are couple of gestures that are pretty fundamental and convenient to do;

  • Push front on/off
  • Up and down
  • Left and right
  • Tap top
  • Tap right
  • Tap bottom
  • Tap left

To configure the sonic screwdriver, one has to point the signal light of the remote control towards the dome type top of the screwdriver. Now while the screwdriver is on and it’s switched to receive a particular setting, the actual remote control is pressed with the button or command that needs to be recorded in the sonic device. Then if the screwdriver has accepted and registered the command, it will blink once and then the gesture can be made; to finally complete that particular command.

With a bit of initial glitch and some trial as well as error, one could have the best thing that works like a magic wand.

Figuring out how much you can borrow

Before house-hunting ever starts, it’s great to understand exactly how much you can borrow. By planning ahead, time will be saved in the long run and applying for loans which could be turned down and bidding on properties that cannot attained is prevented. 

How Much Can I Afford?

The old formula that was used to ascertain how much a borrower could manage was about three times the gross yearly income. But this formula has proven to not always be dependable. It’s safer and more realistic to examine the individual budget and determine how much cash there’s to save and what the monthly payments on a brand new house will be. When figuring out what type of mortgage payment one can afford, other variables for example taxes, insurance, and other expenses should be factored. Generally, lenders want borrowers monthly payments  that are 28% to 44% of the borrower’s monthly income. For people that have outstanding credit, the lender may permit the payments to surpass 44%. To assist in this decision, banks have mortgage calculators on their sites to help in establishing the mortgage payment that you can manage.

Check Your Credit History Extensively

Lenders like to look at credit histories through a request to credit bureaus. This permits the lender to make a more educated choice regarding loan qualifications. Through the credit report, lenders get the borrower’s credit score, also called the FICO score and this info can be obtained from the leading credit bureaus TransUnion, Experiean, and Equifax. The FICO score represents the statistical overview of data included within the credit report. It contains bill payment history and the variety of outstanding debts in comparison to the borrower’s income.

The higher the borrower’s credit score, the simpler it’s to get financing or to pre-qualify for a mortgage. If the borrower typically pays invoices late, subsequently a lower credit score is anticipated. A lower score may make the lender reject the application…or ask for a big down payment, or charge a high rate of interest so as to minimize the danger they’re taking on the borrower.

Mortgage Loan Acceptance and Loan Prequalification

After fundamental computations are done and a financial statement is completed, the borrower can ask the lender for a prequalification letter. What the prequalification letter states is that loan approval is likely based on credit history and income. Prequalifying lets the borrower understand just how much can be borrowed and how much will be needed for a down payment.

Nevertheless, prequalification might not be adequate in some scenarios. The borrower needs to be authorized because it means that a particular loan amount is ensured. It’s more binding and it means the lender has already performed a credit check and assessed the fiscal situation, rather than rely on the borrowers own statements like what’s done in prequalification. Acceptance means the lender will actually loan the cash after an assessment of the property and a purchase contract and title report was drawn up.

About The Author

John King is the owner of First Nationwide Lending, a premier Miami mortgage lender. 

When do I REALLY need a criminal lawyer to protect me

This is often a question we hear a lot. Many people hesitate to hire a criminal lawyer, when accused of a crime, because they think they can handle it themselves, or, they are looking at only short-term costs, and don’t think they can afford a lawyer.

Many times, we get approached by individuals, who only contact us AFTER it seems like it’s too late, or after they already took a plea deal, and are now having “second thoughts.” It’s troublesome, and heart breaking, when we tell them their options are now limited.

Some people are under the assumption they can file for a mistrial, because they weren’t happy with their previous criminal defense lawyer. Unfortunately this isn’t true – unless the lawyer did not adequately fulfill his/her duties.

If you take a plea deal, even if you hire a criminal defense lawyer, it may be difficult for him/her to help you later.

It’s always best to hire a criminal lawyer, right at the beginning.

When looking to hire a criminal lawyer, look at a few variables.

1. Look for prior case results – This is extremely important! If the lawyer you are about to hire has no track record of success, handling cases similar to yours, then hiring him/her is a terrible idea. Any lawyer you hire should be competent, but above all, be able to show proof he has handled cases like yours in the past. If she/he, cannot, then it’s unlikely they’ll be able to help you with your case.

2. Look at places like Avvo – Avvo is a great place, where numerous factors, such as experience, reputation, and reviews, are calculated together into a “score” – the score can be something like 6.9, or in the case of truly phenomenal lawyers, 10.0 – it’s a really good representation of whose a good, or bad, lawyer.

Generally speaking, better criminal defense lawyers will have a higher score.

3. Speak to past clients – Being told about the outcome of prior clients is one thing, but speaking to them is the best thing possible. WE strongly recommend you speak to any “case studies,” in order to verify the facts. If you were to contact us, we’d get you in touch with a client who can explain his/her situation, and verify the statements we were making

About The Author

Steve Goldman is the founder of Goldman & Associates, the premier Chicago Criminal Defense Law Firm, with over 30 years of experience practicing criminal defense law.

Lomita Criminal Lawyers

When looking for the best criminal defense lawyer, there are several factors you’ll need to consider first. It’s crucial that the attorney you choose is experienced and licensed in your state to practice, can offer the qualities you need, and will give your case the expert attention it requires. With so many aspects (including experience, specialty, and location), finding a proficient quality attorney will greatly depend on your ability to decide which qualities are the most crucial to you and your case and how willing you are to research them.

Key Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer

Because there’s a lot at stake and many things to consider concerning your defense, taking enough time to figure out what’s important to you first can save you both time and stress. Here are a few things you should consider when searching for the best attorney:

• Location

The attorney that represents you in your defense criminal case must be licensed in your state to practice.

• Reputation

It’s in your best interest to consider the attorney’s overall reputation. Does he take on high-profile, complex, and often difficult cases? How complex is your particular case and do you actually need someone at that level of caliber, or a less complicated attorney? Learn about an attorney’s reputation by extensively researching related publications, client testimonials, and reviews.

• Concentrations

Although several criminal defense lawyers take on regular defense cases, some frequently specialize in a particular area of criminal defense. Some of these concentrations may include technical crimes, violent crimes, theft, DUI, or domestic disturbance type crimes. It may help your case to locate a lawyer that specializes in a certain concentration that’s related to your specific concentration since it’s likely they have a great deal more experience in that particular area of defense.

• Cost

Since the expense of private defense can wildly vary, it’s important that you understand the impact of that number. Most lawyers charge their fees based on various factors such as whether or not witnesses are needed, the length of the case, the jurisdiction where the charges were originally filed, difficulty of the case, and their own level of experience.

• Qualities

A criminal defense attorney’s qualities and characteristics are specific to you and your case; therefore you need to decide what kind of person you feel most at ease with to represent you. Do you want to work with a lawyer from a small or large firm? Do you prefer one that’s new to the field with fresh perspectives and ideas, or one with vast experience and a large case load? Based on your case, do you need one with expertise in a certain area? One with strong credentials? Deciding which qualities are the most important to you first will help you to make the best decision for your criminal defense case.

• Private Attorney or Public Defender

If you qualify, you may be eligible to be granted a public defender or court-appointed attorney. Although public defenders typically have more experience with a greater variety of cases, they don’t specialize in certain areas of criminal defense like private attorney’s often do. Choose wisely since whomever you decide to represent you will greatly impact the outcome of your trial and possibly affect your life for many years to come.

Once you’ve reached a decision about the key qualifications regarding an attorney and what you think your specific case needs in terms of expertise, consider the Los Angeles Criminal defense law firm of Farar & Lewis. They frequently work on Lomita criminal defense cases and can offer you superior criminal defense representation for your case.

 

Divorce Lawyers

What’s divorce? It’s a legal action done by married couples to cease their union, legally speaking. Divorce is the ultimate measure that couples take in unions that have issues. It’s not a good alternative, and generally a last resort. It’s not quite favorable, but, in scenarios where it cannot be prevented; it needs to be handled with extreme caution. Divorces are sensitive problems and create lifelong scars. The primary objective of a divorce is end the marriage entirely. It can become a dirty and long drawn procedure if it isn’t managed correctly. That’s why you need a divorce lawyer. When such a problem happens, a divorce lawyer can help you navigate these murky waters.

In the U.S., each state has its own set of laws involving divorce. 

So how does one go about a divorce? It’s not a cheap procedure, to say the least. If there are kids involved, then situation can potentially get more complicated. The first thing to be done, when filing for divorce, would be to get an excellent attorney. It’s extremely important the customer is extremely transparent with his/her attorney, as the more the attorney understands about the case the better the results will be.

Some things to consider when hiring a divorce lawyer.

1. It is suggested that an individual should consult at least three attorneys before ultimately selecting one.

2. A great and experienced divorce lawyer should have the capacity to answer any questions the customer may have regarding divorce proceedings.

3. The fees of the attorney are another important variable to be considered. Usually the more complex the case, the higher the fee is.

4. The lawyer should have past case studies of other couples he/she has helped, that were in similar circumstances.

A competent divorce lawyer will help you understand concepts like alimony, child support, custody of kids, and other such things. While it’s possible that you can try and negotiate the terms of your divorce, without an attorney, it’s certainly not advisable.

If you and your spouse are on good terms, then it’s possible that you may be able to avoid a lot of additional expenses – through a no-dispute divorce. This type of divorce is one where both spouses agree to parting ways, and there are no issues/disputes.

About The Author

Laura Scott is a writer for Raiser & Kenniff, PC, the premier NYC divorce attorneys, with offices in NYC and Long Island.