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In many professions, conflicts of interest have to be disclosed to the consumer. For example, if you are a homebuyer and you want to buy a house owned by ABCXYZ Real Estate Corporation and one of the partners of ABCXYZ Real Estate Corporation is a licensed real estate agent, then said agent must disclose to all potential home buyers that he or she has an interest in the real estate being sold. If a lawyer is contacted by a new client who wants to proceed with a case against John Doe and said lawyer or firm previously represented John Doe, the lawyer would need to disclose this conflict of interest and in most cases would not be able to represent the new client in his or her case against John Doe.
The prevalence of distracted driving yields disturbing data from numerous studies and sources on the rising number of vehicular accidents involving fatalities or injuries to drivers, passengers and others.
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On May 7, 2016, 40 year old Ohio Resident Joshua Brown was driving a Tesla Model S with the Autopilot system on when he was involved in a fatal crash. This is the first fatal crash of the Model S when the Autopilot system was engaged. The National Highway Transportation Saftey Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating.
How big is the problem? It’s big and getting bigger! Here are some facts:
In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver - an almost 10% increase since 2011.1 Nearly one in five crashes (18%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. 1,4
Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.1
May 17th through the 23rd is National Dog Bite Prevention Week put on my the American Veterinary Medical Association. Every year there are approximately 800,000 dog bites and dog attacks in the United States that require medical treatment. Any dog can attack or bite and it iis important for owners to recognize what they can do to lessen the chances that their dog will be the next to bite. Below is an infographic from the AVMA about Dog Bites.