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June 2014 Archives

Summer vacation is trending! With the Fourth of July just around the corner, millions of Americans are set to take time off for a well-deserved mid-year break.

That's why this blog recently shared some helpful road-trip tips, along with the results of a new FindLaw.com survey on airline fees. On other blogs, we've also discussed the risks of spray-on sunscreens (the FDA has raised concerns), and how a summer DUI can have long-lasting consequences.

But leave it to our team of lawyer-writers to take a few fresh angles on summer vacation that you may not have thought about. Here's what they came up with:

Not On Board With Sky-High Airline Fees? Here's What You Can Do

We live in a wondrous age where you can rise to perilous heights at fantastic speeds, transporting yourself thousands of miles in mere hours for less than a week's wages.

Though we rarely stop to revel in this luxury, there are plenty of things about air travel that bring us back to earth. A recent FindLaw.com survey finds that 84 percent of Americans are fed up with being "nickel and dimed" by airline fees. Airlines are increasingly charging for perks like checked bags and seat choice -- features that used to be free.

So as a level-headed air traveler, what can you do to soar above? Here are a few legal tips:

Good Call: FindLaw's Lawyer Directory Gets a Mobile Makeover

More than ever, Americans are turning to the Internet to find a lawyer. And at the same time, Americans are increasingly using their smartphones to surf the Web.

That's why FindLaw's engineering team has been focused on making our popular online Lawyer Directory work even better for mobile users.

Since the launch of our latest update just a few weeks ago, connecting with an attorney via your smartphone is now faster and easier than ever.

Planning a road trip this summer? Remember to properly inflate your tires, plan an itinerary, and be prepared for the unexpected.

And just in case your trip takes a legal turn -- whether it's a speeding ticket on a wide-open desert highway or a dog bite at the beach -- FindLaw's State Laws section has you covered in roughly 100 metropolitan areas, both big and small, across the country.

Let's say you live in Columbia, Missouri, which is right smack in the middle of the country, and want to go west to San Francisco with some friends in your vintage convertible Buick. Sounds like a blast, right?