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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2014 – A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that adults text more than teens while driving. While conventional wisdom tends to blame teens the most for texting while driving, the AAA report found that significant numbers of people in all age groups reported using phones, including their text messaging functions, while behind the wheel. Adults aged 25-39 were worse offenders than teens. “It is worth noting that teen drivers may not text while driving as often as is assumed, and that’s a good thing, since young drivers are […]


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LaGarde Law Firm is proud to announce the debut of its brand-new website at www.LaGardeLaw.com. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2014 – LaGarde Law Firm is a personal injury and business dispute firm based in Houston, Texas. Husband-and-wife partners Richard LaGarde and Mary Ellis LaGarde have over 45 years combined experience in cases ranging from oil rig injuries, general injuries, and wrongful death, to oil and gas disputes, insurance claims, and contract disputes. The new website features overviews of the firm’s major practice areas as well as updated profiles of attorneys Richard LaGarde, Mary Ellis LaGarde, and Kristina […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 5, 2013 – Mobile technology is distracting, no matter how innovative it is. “It’s interesting to listen to the latest great debate over whether or not to have ‘more’ technology in our vehicles, rather than less. For injury lawyers, the bottom line is crystal clear, ANY technology in vehicles is an accident waiting for a time and place to happen. It all comes down to distraction from the task of driving. Hands-free versus handheld, Bluetooth plugged into a vehicle, it doesn’t matter what it is. If it takes a driver’s eyes and brains away […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2013 – Taking your eyes off the road to text can lead to a deadly crash. That is a no brainer. When cellphone or smartphone users take their eyes off the road to text, they are driving blind for at least 4.6 seconds or longer. While it may not sound like a long time, it is enough to have the car drift off in a different direction and wind up in an accident. Whether the texter lives or dies depends on how fast the vehicles involved in the wreck were travelling. Texting while […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2013 – Connecticut has a novel idea to crackdown on cellphone usage in vehicles. “Connecticut has an interesting idea to cut down on the number of people who use mobile devices when they drive,” commented Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer, with Lee, Gober & Reyna. “If it works there, it may have possibilities in Texas.” Connecticut state lawmakers want to inform insurance companies when drivers are cited for using a cellphone while driving. The upshot of the bill would make distracted driving violations reportable to insurance companies, thus increase the person’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2013 – Cellphone-related car accidents are not always reported as such by law enforcement. “Not every car accident resulting in serious injuries or death is attributed to cellphone use. It depends on the circumstances of the case. Consider the case of a young 17-year-old woman, talking on her cellphone, clipping a snow bank, spinning into oncoming traffic and being broadsided by an SUV. Her last word’s were ‘I’m going to crash,’” said Bobby Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. The young lady died in hospital […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2013 – A recent insurance company survey reveals daydreaming is another deadly distraction. “The news is full of stories about people dying as a result of texting and driving and/or webbing and driving. Now, a report by the Erie Insurance Group concludes that one in ten people, of the 65,000 killed between 2010 and 2011, were driving while distracted. Their research was based on studying police reports that, among other things, contained the official notation that the driver had been lost in thought, or day dreaming, prior to the crash,” indicated Austin personal […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2013 – Efforts are underway in Texas to reduce distracted driving, a major cause of traffic accidents. Statistics show that distracted driving is a serious problem, and may be severely underreported. In Texas, public education efforts are underway by local government and cell phone companies to discourage distracted driving. “Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents resulting in injury or death,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. “It is very important for drivers to realize that taking your eyes off the road for even a second can be extremely dangerous.” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – Mobile devices do not kill people. Distracted people using them kill people. “Look out your window while you are driving and make a note of how many people you see walking along with their heads down and a mobile device in their hands, texting. They have no clue where they are, who is around them, or where they are going. In short, they are totally oblivious to their surroundings. Some even walk in front of moving vehicles. Life these days is nothing short of bizarre, when people take leave of their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2013 – This case was deadly. The family that lost their son, as a result of a texting driver, fought for legislation to stop the behavior. “This was one of those cases that was depressing and exhilarating at the same time,” commented Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “The victim, a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time, ended up dead by the side of the road after another driver ran into him as he was trying to move his disabled car […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 14 , 2013 – How do police officers enforce texting while driving? How do they know someone is texting if they hide what they are doing? “The issue of texting while driving causing accidents is a complete no-brainer,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “This is a real issue today in America and the death toll keeps getting higher with each new mobile application released. Despite people understanding that texting while driving, or surfing the Internet while driving causes accidents, they still do it, based […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22 , 2013 – If it is not one thing, it is another. The next distracted driving reason is ‘webbing.’ “I am not too surprised to learn there is yet another way to drive while distracted,” acknowledged Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It had to happen with all the technology being thrown at us today, and most of it being used while driving. The latest is dubbed ‘webbing’ and it means surfing the Internet while driving.” While many people might shake their heads to think […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 15 , 2013 – The innocent driver in this case died in hospital after this accident. The other driver blew .106 on the breathalyzer. “The others drivers on the freeway had never seen anything like this accident,” said Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. An electrician was heading south on the freeway in the early morning hours, when he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a car. He ended up crossing five lanes of traffic. “This forced a Chevy pick-up to slam into a cement wall. The […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 14, 2013 – A recent ruling by the Florida Supreme Court allows drivers who strike another vehicle from behind to rebut the presumption of sole responsibility for the crash and sue the other driver. In a statement, Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce said, “Sometimes a rear-end collision is not entirely the fault of the driver that struck the other vehicle. Any driver who is partially to blame for an auto accident should be held legally accountable for their portion of the responsibility.” The case, Cevallos v. Rideout, was filed as the result of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 8 , 2013 – Two drunken drivers caused the death of a young mother. “You don’t see this happen often, two drunken drivers, almost behind one another on the road, both causing accidents within minutes. In this story, a 31-year-old mother, was first hit by a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a vehicle on the Houston freeway. It appeared that no one was hurt, so she climbed out of the car to check on the people in the other vehicle. She was hit and killed instantly by a second drunk driver,” explained […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28 , 2012 – It is one thing to have a law banning texting while driving. It is another to be able to enforce it. “It’s good that there are laws banning the use of mobile devices when driving. Those kinds of laws are intended to save lives. The issue is enforcement. How does a police officer tell when someone is texting? If the offending driver sees a cop, they just lower the phone, or put it on the seat. It’s tough to just stop everyone in a car or other vehicle just because […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2012 – At Florida’s first distracted-driving summit, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called for Florida to enact legislation banning text messaging while driving, like 39 other states. “Distracted driving is a factor in many auto accidents,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, “and this particular factor is nearly always preventable.” The event, hosted by USAA’s Property and Casualty Group, drew car accident victims, law enforcement officers, and elected officials. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distraction was a factor in over 400,000 auto accidents in 2010 that claimed […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 14 , 2012 – Life is about choices. This teen chose to drink and drive, and killed someone. “How many times have you seen someone sitting at a stop light texting, or talking on a cellphone? Millions do this on a daily basis. There are even people out for supper who drive around checking out menus on their mobile devices. This is not paying attention to the road, and inattention kills. It’s a no-brainer,” added Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. Aside from being a dangerous […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 12 , 2012 – Texting while driving is not the only thing teens mimic. They closely watch what their parents do versus what they say. “It’s not much of a stretch of the imagination to get that teens parrot what their parents do while driving. If the parent texts, talks on a cellphone, or other mobile device, fiddles with the GPS, or tries to work a laptop and whatever other technology they have in the car, the teen will do the same thing. Kids mimic what they ‘see’ rather than listen to what they […]


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