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Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Legal Services, Personal Injury | 1 comment

Auto Defects

Vehicle safety is something every driver values and aspires to. Yet even the most cautious driver can fall victim to a severe accident if all parts of their vehicle are not working properly. Auto-defects are some of the most dangerous and costly mistakes a manufacturer and make. According to the website of Memphis personal injury lawyers at John Michael Bailey, some of the most common types of auto defects are: tire blowouts, defective air bags, brake defects, seat belt defects, and defective child car seats.

Tire blowouts can occur due to tread separation or expired tires. If a tire was incorrectly made, the tread may separate from the tires core making it extremely susceptible to blow out. Sometimes, manufactures will sell tires that are several years old but market them as new tires. These tires are also more susceptible to blowouts which could easily cause rollover accidents.

Defective airbags and seatbelt defects can be the difference between life and death in the case of an accident. Properly functioning air bags and seatbelts protect passengers in severe accidents and can greatly increase their chance of survival and decrease the severity of their injuries. If these are not working properly, all passengers are in more danger.

For any parent, the safety of their children is their most important concern. Defective child car seats can seriously endanger any child although these products are intended to protect them. These defects threaten to increase the severity of injuries sustained in an accident.

Effects of an accident due to an auto defect can be permanent and life threatening. Unfortunately, in many cases, a defective vehicle is the result of the carelessness of a manufacturer. According to the website of the Car accident attorneys at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, many “suffer the serious consequences of car accidents that are caused by the reckless actions of others.” If this is the case, certain damages may be owed to the victim of such a resulting accident.

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Legal Services | 0 comments

Court Reporting

The process of court reporting has changed significantly of the past century, as technology has developed and the process has been innovated. Court reporting refers to the process of transcribing or recording speech in the courtroom to produce records and transcripts of official hearings. A person whose occupation is to act as a court reporter is known as a “stenographer.”

Originally, stenographers were trained to type verbatim what attorneys, their witnesses, judges, and others say in a court proceeding. This could be very difficult, requiring the stenographer to type at speeds upwards of 225 words per minute. It required years of training to be able to produce such detailed and accurate transcripts inn this way. Although more high tech means of court recording are preferable, some court proceedings are still recorded in this traditional way. However, the development of computers rather than typewriters or written transcriptions had eased the difficulty of these transcriptions.

Digital technology has revolutionized this service. According to the website of Stratos Legal, court reporting companies now use video and voice recordings to provide accurate, real time transcripts of court proceedings. Advanced technology seeks to accomplish the same goal: to precisely record what is said by lawyers, witnesses, judges, and others verbatim. However, voice writers and videographers now no longer have to depend on their own ears to hear everything that is said. Digital audio can allow isolated playback of channels during transcription, so that the stenographer my listen to multiple voices at once. These digital recording methods are now widely used throughout courtrooms and administrative agencies throughout the Unites States.

The process of course recording has changed dramatically as technology has developed to ease the difficulty of this practice. It is still required that anyone in the career undergoes proper training and receive a license to be a Certified Court Reporter (CCR).

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