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Key elements of Michigan medical malpractice

Patients trust their doctors to act in their best interest. Unfortunately, this does not always occur and may leave them with lifelong injuries.

In such cases, a medical malpractice claim may aid patients in receiving reparations for their suffering. Particularly in Michigan, there are a few key elements to know about medical malpractice.

Driving, cell phones and the all-important cognitive load

You can sometimes tell when a driver in front of you is using a cell phone. Some tell-tale signs include driving well below the posted speed limit, hugging the right shoulder and swerving within the driving lane. But what about the driver in an oncoming car? Could that person be dividing his attention between driving and texting?

There is only so much information and activity the brain can handle at one time, which is why talking or texting on a cell phone is so dangerous for a driver.

Office workers face these serious safety concerns

When you go into the office in the Ypsilanti area each day, the last thing on your mind is an accident. Although your work responsibilities may not require you to work around heavy machinery or equipment, you may be surprised to learn that office and administrative workers still report a high number of workplace injuries every year. 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in a typical year, office workers suffer more than twice the number of slip-and-fall injuries as those who work in warehouse, shop floor or outdoor work locations. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that work stations that are not properly set up ergonomically will account for more than $15 billion in workers compensation injury costs each year.

Proving a brain injury claim - Part 2

Personal injuries occur every day, and for victims of avoidable incidents, compensation may be available. If you seek compensation for a brain injury, it is important that you understand the process.

The last post discussed how to identify and address a brain injury. Now, take a look at the important aspects of building and presenting a solid case.

Proving a brain injury claim - Part 1

Brain injury is a serious issue that can have lasting effects throughout the course of a person's life. If the brain injury was due to the negligence of another party, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim.

In order to prove a case successfully, it is important to understand the various elements of the process. There are a few key things to know about brain injury.

Understanding Michigan's comparative fault law

In a personal injury case, it is often possible for individuals to receive large settlements. However, there are certain factors that may decrease the reward amount.

For individuals to receive the greatest amount of compensation, it is important that they understand the process. There are a few key facts to know about Michigan's comparative fault law.

Important facts about wrongful death cases

When you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another party, it can be devastating. Though it cannot fix everything, a wrongful death claim may aid in seeking justice.

A wrongful death case has several different parts, and it is important that individuals gain a complete understanding of the process. Here are a few key facts to know about wrongful death cases.

How to identify and prevent potential dog attacks

Dogs are popular pets, and for good reason. They're generally friendly and safe around human companions.

However, not all dogs are nice. Even the gentlest of dogs may attack without warning, leaving you with horrific injuries and lifelong scars (not to mention significant emotional and financial repercussions).

Tactics employers use to reduce workers' compensation benefits

If you face injuries due to a work-related incident, you may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Though it is the employer and insurer's job to provide those benefits, as a business they also look to reduce their costs.

To make sure you receive all the workers' compensation benefits you deserve, it is important you fully understand the claim process. There are a few tactics employers and insurers may use to reduce benefit amounts.

Careful; the big rig in the next lane may be overloaded

Overloaded cargo is one of the major causes of truck accidents. In a truck as massive as an 18-wheeler, a load that is not distributed properly can easily shift, causing a rollover or perhaps a collision with a motorist like you who has the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Injuries in truck-car accidents can be devastating; after all, in size and weight, the big rig has a tremendous advantage over your passenger vehicle.

  • $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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