Reach and be Reached by More Poeple Easy, Fast and Conveniently

Thousand of ads can be seen on billboards, TV, video walls, magazines, newspapers, leaflets and pamphlets. This present age, however, if you want to reach more people much faster, easily and without causing them or yourself any inconvenience, then there is only one way: online.

Seventy-five percent of the American population own a mobile phone. This makes this mobile device the best way to reach and be reached by anyone, anytime, anywhere. Other than fast food chains and pizza parlors which accept delivery orders, people, whose profession may once in a while be necessitated, will definitely find it beneficial if people can reach them fast.

Doctors and lawyers are professionals who would benefit greatly from mobile devices. If your are a lawyer, for instance, having your firm’s logo on phones, which, if pressed, will open to your firm’s website, will benefit both you and whoever will need a lawyer’s assistance fast.

Through mobile phones anything is almost possible, including prompt and timely provision of information and online services to clients when they need these the most. All that is required is a catchy mobile app and a type of mobile advertising messages tailored to mobile users’ expectations. By availing of legal apps for lawyers, you put your law firm’s name and contact details in the hands of your clients when they most need you. No other campaign gets you this close to your market.

A mobile app, carries a firm’s logo and will allow even potential clients to log on to your law firms’ website 24/7. It is non-stop advertising and accessible to anyone needing fast legal assistance. Furthermore, compared to the cost of TV, radio or newspaper ads, mobile advertising is far less cheaper, yet, more effectively when it comes to reaching more people in any part of the globe.

Bankruptcy: The Legal Way of Overcoming Debts

It is easy for one in a crushing debt crisis to have his or her self-esteem and enthusiasm in life be overcome by worry and uncertainty. This is one situation millions of honest and hard-working individuals in the U.S. who have problems paying their debts due to loss of employment, sickness, disability or death in the family, are experiencing. Worrying, however, will never any solve debt problems; however, a legal solution called Bankruptcy will.

Millions of individuals file personal bankruptcy every year. Filing personal bankruptcy is a right of every American, a right stipulated in the Bankruptcy Code, which the US Congress passed in 1978. This law is aimed at helping individuals, families running a business and business firms find ways to pay their debts and so regain control of their finances. There are different chapters in the Bankruptcy code, each designed to deal with the specific needs and financial situation of debtors.

Offering debtors an affordable solution to paying debts is not the only benefit a person going through bankruptcy is assured of; he or she will also avail of other benefits, like cessation of the harassing tactics employed by collection firms and freedom from dischargeable debts.

One chapter in the bankruptcy code, which is also the chapter most commonly applied for, is Chapter 7. Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, also called liquidation bankruptcy, requires debtors to surrender all their “non-exempt” properties for liquidation and cease operation of their business if they have one. Non-exempt properties usually include a vacation home, a second house, expensive musical instruments (but only if the debtor is not a musician by trade), cash, bonds, stocks and other forms of investment. Exempt properties, on the other hand, include items which are considered necessary for working and living.

A trustee appointed by the court will take charge in the liquidation of a debtor’s non-exempt properties and use the amount earned to pay all of the debtor’s non-dischargeable debts, which include child support, alimony, court fees, government-imposed penalties, debts resulting from wrongful death or personal injury, student loans (unless debtor would suffer “undue hardship” if he/she were to keep paying these), and taxes (federal, state, and local) that are no more than 3 years old since these first became due. If the amount of liquidated properties is more than enough to pay all non-dischargeable debts, the remaining amount will be returned to the debtor. Otherwise, creditors will have to accept the (legally determined) amount they are paid, even if this falls short of the actual amount owed to them. Besides this, they should also follow a decision made by the court which is to forgive any balance from the debt and to stop any further collection of payment, or suffer severe penalties under federal law.

Personal Injury: Defective Car Part

Saving lives by passing and enforcing laws which will reduce road accidents, and prevent injuries and/or untimely death is one of the very important tasks of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Some of these laws are directed to designers and makers, mandating them to comply with federal standards on vehicle safety and excellence.

The NHTSA legally obliges car manufacturers to make sure that all vehicles leaving their manufacturing plant will never put lives at risk and that no unit is defectively designed or is equipped with a defective part. However, the contrary is what usually happens. In 2013, records from the NHTSA show that 22 million vehicles were recalled by more than 10 car manufacturers due either to defective design or parts, which included tires, brake parts, steering wheel, child seats, seat belt, wipers, and air bags that just deploy despite the vehicle not crashing. There was also a case wherein gas leaked from the engine, increasing the risk of fire.

The biggest recall in the car industry so far, though, is the defective airbag from Takata which, in November of 2014, it was revealed that Takata had produced millions of dangerously defective airbags. These airbags had a tendency to explode, releasing shrapnels as these exploded. In December of 2015, the NHTSA further discovered more problematic airbags in four other vehicle models, raising the count of affected vehicles to more than 30,000,000.

Though strict regulations are imposed by the NHTSA regarding testing of vehicle safety, such as timeliness of airbag activation and the effectiveness of seatbelt restraints, many vehicles still operate with some kind of flaw that will either cause an accident or prevent safety systems from functioning properly in the event of a collision. And the worst danger of a defective car part is the car owner’s or driver’s absence of knowledge about such defect.

With regard to Takata’s exploding airbags, lawsuits and mass torts continue to be filed against Takata, which is already facing up to $200 million in fines.

Drunk Driving: Its Effect to Injured Victims and the Guilty Driver

Alcohol makes people less sober, rendering them less able to immediately react to dangerous road situations which could harm them or someone else. Federal and state authorities have always pointed out the clear dangers associated with driving while intoxicated, even substantiating their declaration with statistical data. in 2012 for example, 10,322 individuals were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) impaired driving claims at least 10,000 lives every year.

Impairment is the major reason why drunk driving is prohibited and considered a serious traffic violation. Being less sober, a person’s reflexes become slower. Besides this, impairment also affects a person’s judgment, perception, coordination, reaction time and general ability to focus on the road.

The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is set at 0.08%. This means that anyone caught driving with this BAC level (or higher) can be charged with alcohol-impaired driving or DUI/DWI, driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated. Though set at 0.08%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that even at 0.05%, a person’s coordination is already affected. Deciding to drive puts him or her at risk of accident.

People charged with drunk-driving suffer harsh punishments, which can include a large fine, imprisonment, mandatory attendance in a DUI school, suspension of driving privileges, and community service. Drunk-driving accidents that cause injury or death to someone else, or if a driver is found guilty of repeatedly violating the anti-drunk driving law, then he or she can face more severe punishments (in addition to the ones mentioned above), like having an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in his or her vehicle and be required to carry an SR-22 filing. An SR-22 is the only way for a driver to have his or her driving privileges reinstated immediately. By filing one, however, this means additional fees and a higher car insurance policy for the next three yeas. With regard to finding the lowest SR-22 rate and the fastest SR-22 filing, independent car insurance companies, like Insure on the Spot, will be of great assistance.

Injuries sustained in a car accident, as mentioned in the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can lead to troubling consequences for the victims and their families. Aside from the physical and emotional damages that accident victims may experience, the related financial impact is often significant, making it necessary for the victim to seek compensation for damages.

The Bard G2 IVC Filter and the Power Morcellator: Causes of Harm Instead of Remedy

Millions of people in the U.S. live with a medical device implanted in their bodies. Devices like surgical mesh, heart defibrillator or artificial joints. While one would naturally think that these devices have been tested for safety and effectiveness, such is rarely the case for manufacturers of high-risk devices and implants do nothing more than pay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a user fee of about $4,000 and file some paperwork to be able to start selling their products. With no actual safety testing of the medical device, these often become the cause of harm than remedy to unsuspecting patients.

The Bard G2 IVC Filter is one example of a defective medical device. This cage-like wire device is implanted into a patient’s inferior vena cava, or the vein between the heart and lungs, for the purpose of catching blood clots before these enter the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism.

Created by C.R. Bard and approved by FDA in 2005, the G2 IVC Filter System was marketed as having increased migration resistance, improved centering and enhanced fracture resistance compared to the Bard Recovery IVC Filter system, which registered a high number of fractures and other problems and which it was meant to replace. Unfortunately, even the G2 IVC Filter was linked to a high rate of fractures and migrations that could cause life-threatening complications or severe internal injury in patients.

Despite awareness of the problems associated with their IVC filters, C.R. Bard allowed the Bard G2 filter to continue to be implanted into thousands of individuals – a clear show of the manufacturer’s desire for profits over consumer safety.

Another medical device, the safety and effectivity of which has been questioned, is the power morcellator, a surgical device used in laparoscopic surgeries, such as hysterectomy ( the surgical procedure that removes the uterus) and myomectomy, or the removal of uterine fibroids, more commonly known as myoma.

The use of a morcellator during laparoscopic surgeries was discovered to cause the spreading of the cancerous tissue, uterine sarcoma. The risk this device put women’s lives in made the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issue a safety alert on April 17, 2014, to discourage the further use of morcellators in laparoscopic surgeries. Many law firms, such as that of Williams Kherkher, encourages women who have received a power morcellator treatment to find out if they have been affected with the cancerous effects of the device and, if so, to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer for the compensation they may be legally entitled to receive.

Likewise, the Bard G2 IVC Filter lawsuit attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® say that patients who have experienced complications after being implanted with the Bard G2 IVC filter may be entitled to receive injury settlements from the manufacturer of the defective device.

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