Robinette Law March 2019

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March 2019

FROM THE DESK OF

Jeffery L .Robinette

Life has challenges, and unexpected things happen. No matter how rich or healthy — two of the most coveted qualities of life — a person is, there are always challenges and sometimes failures to face. I realize that this statement is at odds with the title “When Failure Is Not An Option” but we can’t get around the stark truth that failures occur every day in life. Those responsible for failures that injure others should take measures to mend the harm and injuries caused Unfortunately, that does not happen very often, so those who are injured or harmed by other’s failures are left to fend for themselves and hope for the best. We are in the business of finding justice for those who have been injured by the failures of others. Whether the injury is from a negligent medical procedure, automobile or trucking collision, or workplace negligence, my law firm stands ready to bring those who have caused harm to others to justice and pay for the injuries they have caused.

Last year, video games eclipsed television as the most profitable and popular form of entertainment in the world. According to a Reuters report, the estimated revenue for the video game industry totaled a whopping $116 billion in 2018. If you have children of any age, odds are some of that revenue came from your household. For the most part, parents today don’t suffer from the“games will rot your brain”thinking that was pervasive a generation ago. Books like Jane McGonigal’s“Reality Is Broken”persuasively argue that games can be beneficial in all types of ways, including improving problem-solving skills and self-confidence.“You [gamers] have not been wasting your time,”she writes.“You have been building up a wealth of virtual experience that can teach you about your true self: what your core strengths are, what really motivates you, and what makes you happiest.” But just as the perceptions of gaming have changed since the days of“Pac-Man”and“Super Mario Bros.,”so have the games themselves. The biggest change in recent years has been the rise of online multiplayer games. Whether your child plays“Madden,”“Fortnite,”“Street Fighter,” or“Splatoon,”they’re probably playing online with friends and strangers. Online gaming presents all sorts of social risks that gamers of the past never had to deal with. And with games being more popular than ever, it’s time that parents gain the tools to help kids navigate this new world. KIDS ANDONLINEGAMING H ow to K eep T hem S afe

When it comes to serving our clients, failure is not an option.

-Jeff

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