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So, this is just one of those situations where trial lawyers are going to have to do what they do best: be creative, be flexible, be willing to try new things.

But the reality is, is we’re all still probably at level two in crash avoidance technologies and that the only autonomous vehicles that are on the road are vehicles that are being tested.

So, depending upon how committed you are to it, I will say that the better the team, the better the organization and the growth really comes from, the team gets better and then the organization grows versus, you know, the organization grows and then the team gets better.

I’m talking about a simple stay at a hotel or the use of Verizon or something involving your utility bill, something where numbers are involved in and at the end of the day, there will be amounts taken out or bogus interest rates put on that you have not authorized and are illegal and they cost you and your clients lots of money.

I thought, well, there is a model for direct examination with clients who have been really significantly injured that you could actually do a whole direct examination on what the client is now able to do.

…but I guess what I’m trying to do is just start or maybe adjoin if I’m not aware of one that already exists, a dialogue in our profession, that it’s something that we should be moving to.

Those are things that later we can discuss with the insurance company regarding duties under duress, things my client has to do because they can’t sit around without working, because they can’t afford their life if they do, but it has a value and so the best way to get to that value is to provide the insurance company or to provide defense counsel with handwritten notes from the client.

In other words, become an expert on the future.

If two out of your seven people are concerned about this, you know there’s a real risk someone on your jury is.

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