Coye Law June 2018

June 2018

Coye Law Chronicle


Our Office, Our Families, Our Clients ... We Work to Make a Difference in People’s Lives

SO DON’T SETTLE FOR A STONE-AGE LAW PRACTICE It’s Not 1918 I’ve always been the type of attorney who enjoys getting to know my clients. If I walk by somebody in the waiting room of our office, you can bet I’ll stop and say hello. While there’s no substitute for these face-to-face meetings, I understand that our 24/7, interconnected world doesn’t always allow for that. With advanced technology, physical distance shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the representation you need. — I recently held one while I was in Iceland, for example — and we’re always looking for new ways to implement tech to increase efficiency. Ideas that would’ve been regarded as science fiction even a decade or two ago are now genuine possibilities. I believe it’s a firm’s responsibility to use all the tools at their disposal to provide the best service for their clients.

Take videoconferencing software as an example. The very phrase sounds ridiculous, making you think you’ll need a video camera and a professional crew to participate in one. Only a few years back, that would’ve been the case. Now, the vast majority of people have a videoconferencing device on their person at all times. It’s called a smartphone. I prefer videoconferencing to traditional phone calls for a couple of reasons. First, you have the chance to pick up on the subtleties of body language that you’ll never get from audio alone. Second, it forces everyone to sit down and focus on a meeting rather than trying to chat while doing something else. You may not be able to meet in person, but you should still be fully present for our discussion. Closing this physical distance with technology is especially important because our clients’ lives don’t stop in the event of an accident. You may be in the hospital or dealing with a million other things.

Making the time to visit our office isn’t always possible. Technology allows you to get the best representation in a way that suits your needs. For us, it’s an essential component in doing our jobs as well as we can.

Our office has always prided itself on being technologically adept. We had our first website in 1996, making us one of the very first firms in the nation to be on the internet. In 2009, a few years before electronic signatures became usable on a broad scale, I had another revelation. At that time, gas was pushing three dollars a gallon. Having clients from far and wide drive to the office routinely was inconvenient and expensive. To get around this nuisance, we started sending documents, along with return envelopes, via FedEx. You might think of that as old-school now, but it was revolutionary at the time. And we’ve only taken things further since then.

Your Lawyer Should WANT to Use the Best Tools to Help You

To put it bluntly, we live in 2018. There are some law firms still using paper files and fax machines. You shouldn’t have to settle for a law office that makes you feel like it’s 1918. If you need something from Amazon, you can have it delivered in less than 24 hours. Our military and law enforcement members, who are the best in the world, benefit from taking advantage of the best tools to do their job. Why should the legal profession be any different?

Imagine Having Your Legal Problems Resolved Faster and Costing You Less

Today, you can sign on to become our client from your phone. We do depositions remotely

–Wade Coye


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Family Time in the Great Outdoors

Americans are looking at a new option: ditching the beaches and resorts and heading to the great outdoors. Actually, we know this option isn’t new at all. Spending time outdoors with family may very well be one of the most time-honored traditions ever. Camping Lodgings and flights are expensive, so going on a family vacation can cost thousands of dollars — and that’s just for the basics! But camping only requires a tent, a fire, picnic food, and water. Rather than scarfing down fast food between flights and dealing with airport security, departure delays, and long flights, take a deep breath and roast marshmallows over the fire with the people you love. Hiking A hike with family is an easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. All a hike requires is a trail and a sense of adventure. The best part of hiking is that you can tailor the distance to fit your family’s needs. If you have children or grandkids who aren’t up for the challenge of an arduous

there are plenty of instances where a business owner fails to warn guests that there are hazards like exposed wires or broken tiles. In cases like these, the business is at fault, and they should be held responsible. If you are injured in an event like this, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you’ll have a strong claim. You should immediately report your injury to somebody who represents the owner of the establishment. Document any evidence you can relating to the hazard. Take pictures, speak to witnesses who saw your injury, and get their contact information. When you get the medical care you need, you should make sure all information regarding your injury and recovery is diligently reported. We’ve all seen those “Caution! Wet Floor!” signs alerting shoppers to a slick floor they should avoid. Sadly, not every property owner takes such precautions. If you are injured due to the negligence of a property owner, call Coye Law Firm today. daylong trek, there’s sure to be a shorter scenic trail. If nothing else, you can always turn around and backtrack the way you came. Fishing Fishing is a great way to get out and do something relaxing yet challenging. It doesn’t require a lot of skill or investment. All it takes is the willingness to learn and the desire to connect with nature. This is why fishing is the perfect activity for youngsters of all ages. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your rod and reel and head to the nearest lake or river. While these are all great stand-alone options, together they form an amazing three-headed monster for your next family outing. By combining camping with a hike to a river or lake where you can go fishing, you are sure to create lasting memories with your family that will draw you closer together. Ditch the lines at the airport and the stress of travel. Unleash the possibilities of adventure in the great outdoors.

Family adventures are a great way to grow closer and develop meaningful connections. But with lodging prices rising and the logistical nightmare that traveling with the entire family can be, many

Injured While Shopping?


If you went to somebody’s house, you’d expect them to let you know that their stairs were broken before you rolled an ankle trying to climb them. It’s just common courtesy, right? Unfortunately, far too many stores, restaurants, hotels, and businesses don’t always alert people of the dangers lurking in their establishment. When hazardous conditions at a business lead to injuries for

unsuspecting citizens, the business should be held accountable. Cases like these fall under the category of premises liability.

The injured party in a premises liability case needs to prove three things:


The property owner was aware or should have been aware of the hazardous condition.

2. The property owner was negligent in

repairing and/or didn’t provide adequate warning of the hazard.

3. The hazard directly caused the injury.

In essence, what these cases seek to establish is the property owner’s failure to make their premises safe. Of course, anyone entering someone else’s property must exercise a reasonable amount of care. If you were exploring a room guarded by a door with a “Keep Out” warning, it’s not the business owner’s fault you were hurt. That said,


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Annie Duke’s ‘Thinking in Bets’

Annie Duke may seem an unlikely business consultant given that she’s best known as a professional poker player. But the lessons in her new book, “Thinking in Bets,” extend far beyond the felt. Duke, who studied psychology at UPenn and has consulted for a number of companies, takes the decision-making lessons she learned at the poker table and applies them to the hard choices we have to make in business. To emphasize the nature of her work, Duke begins with an introduction called “Why This Isn’t a Poker Book.” She writes that the process of thinking in bets “starts with recognizing that there are exactly two things that determine how our lives turn out: the quality of our decisions and luck.”

When you make a decision, you rarely have perfect clarity regarding all the factors at play. This imperfect picture is what makes every business decision risky. Duke argues that ignoring inherent risk results in dangerous outcome-based thinking. As an alternative, she proposes that you acknowledge that not every decision will be the right one. This way, you can investigate the nature of your decision-making process and improve it without being blinded by lucky (or unlucky) results. Poker provides a fertile analogy for this concept. It’s a game of imperfect information. No matter how much poker you’ve played, you never know which cards the other players hold. You can make educated inferences based on the information you gather, but there is always going to be a risk in calling a bet. The process parallels how we

decide what’s best for a company. We analyze all the information we have at hand and make a projection about the best option. Until the decision plays out, we won’t know the outcome. Though Duke knows more about poker than just about anyone, she doesn’t limit her examples to gambling. She writes with equal skill and depth about everything from CEOs to football coaches. “Thinking in Bets” is a comprehensive overview of risk assessment that provides countless tips on how to improve your decision-making. Even if you have no idea whether a flush beats a straight, you’ll find “Thinking in Bets” a valuable addition to your leadership library. Entrepreneurship requires making millions of decisions. Don’t you want to make them better?

FATHER’S DAY CHILI LIME CHICKEN WINGS This Father’s Day, spice up your wings with this zesty recipe that’s sure to please the whole family.


1 lime, halved

4 pounds chicken wings

Extra-virgin olive oil

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/4 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

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Chopped cilantro for garnish

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup soy sauce

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1. Heat oven to 425 F. 2. Rinse wings under cold water and pat dry. Season liberally with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Roast on a baking sheet for 25 minutes or until skin becomes crisp and brown. 3. Blend butter, red curry paste, honey, and soy sauce in a large mixing bowl. 4. Toss wings in butter mixture. Squeeze lime juice on top, transfer to serving plate, and garnish with cilantro.

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Entrepreneurship Library: ‘Thinking in Bets’ Father’s Day Chili Lime Chicken Wings


04 Let’s Talk Barbecue

Orlando’s Best Barbecue Joints

Summer wouldn’t be summer without barbecue, and here in Orlando, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants with a mouthwatering selection of smoked meats. There are too many high-quality joints to list here, but we wanted to share a few of our favorites. 4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE Locations throughout Orlando, Winter Park, and Beyond While its menu has grown to encompass multiple schools of barbecue, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is best known for their Texas classics. Brisket, smoked turkey, and beef ribs are particular highlights. They

also offer a variety of vegetarian options, a laundry list of sides, and rubs and sauces to take home. 4 Rivers Smokehouse now has locations in multiple states, but it all started right her in Central Florida.

sure to order some of their Mexican street corn, slathered with cilantro-lime butter and sprinkled with cotija cheese. CARO-BAMA BBQ They have a food truck and a permanent location at 885 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 As you can probably guess from the name, Caro- Bama BBQ focuses on regional barbecue from Alabama and the Carolinas. You can expect zippy vinegar-based sauces, Alabama-style slaw, and plenty of pork. While it started as a food truck, Caro-Bama became so popular that they opened up a brick-and-mortar location last year.

PIG FLOYD’S URBAN BARBAKOA 1326 NMills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 If you don’t mind your barbecue on the

experimental side, Pig Floyd’s offers a world of delights. Pulled pork on a banh mi? It might sound strange, but one bite will make you a believer. With a menu that includes tacos, bento boxes, and more, there’s no better place to enjoy old-fashioned barbecue combined with globe-trotting flavors. Be


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