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Potential damages in a medical malpractice case

For those who sustain injuries due to medical malpractice, the issue of the likely compensation they can obtain can be of the utmost importance. A damages award can help cover medical bills and other substantial losses that stem from the injury.

Proving damages is one of the major elements of a Michigan medical malpractice case. Understanding how the law works in respect to identifying and quantifying eligible losses can help provide a clearer picture of a case.

Should you go to trial for your injury in Michigan?

If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident in the Michigan, you may be wondering how to proceed in terms of legal options. An insurance company may urge you to quickly settle your claim, but some cases may end up in court, to assure the injured party gets the just compensation they deserve.

There are several factors that come into play when deciding whether to take your personal injury case to trial. You should inform yourself about the options available to you in your own case.

More workplace accidents occur in the summer

The risk of being in a work-related accident is always there, but there are some seasonal trends for workplace injuries. According to a survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more occupational injuries during the summer than other seasons.

Now that you know you are more likely to sustain an injury at work during the summer, it is crucial for you to stay informed and safe. Here are some common ways you may get injured at your job in the summertime.

The way drivers use their smartphones is driving up crashes

After a long period during which the number of highway deaths declined, a recent surge in roadway fatalities baffled regulators.

Neither the increase in speeding nor drunk driving was significant enough to have caused this uptick. More significant was the increase in smartphone ownership and how motorists use these devices.

Social Security disability and workers' comp can work together

When employees receive injuries on the job, they may face financial strain. Thankfully, there are programs in place to help with paying for expenses during recovery

Social Security disability and workers' compensation are two such programs. Some people may be under the assumption that people can only use one or the other; however, that is not true. They can actually work together for many recipients.

Cyclists, be mindful of these common types of accidents

As Michigan's cold winters slowly begin to shift toward occasional milder days, some commuters feel more confident breaking out their bicycles, getting ready for spring. Inexperienced riders are often unaware of how wet roads and snowy conditions affect bikers' abilities. In addition, car and truck drivers may not yet be fully prepared to share the road with cyclists who may be forced further into the traffic lane due to muddy or icy shoulders.   

This time of year, in particular, there are a few common bicycle-motor accidents that cyclists should be mindful of.

When attorneys are beneficial for workers' comp claims

When employees are unable to work due a work-related injury or illness, outside assistance may be essential to helping them receive the workers' compensation benefits they need for themselves and their families.

Unfortunately, employers sometimes stand in the way of helping workers get the pay benefits they are entitled to under the law. 

  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
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  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
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