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October 2011 Archives

Student killed in school locker room wall collapse

As you may know, property owners in Michigan and elsewhere have a responsibility to construct and maintain their property in a manner that will not unreasonably endanger those individuals who are rightfully on the property. This includes everything from cleaning up a banana peel on the floor of produce aisle in a timely manner, to ensuring that a building has sufficient fire exits for all give all occupants a chance to escape in case of a fire.

Four Telugu men perish in explosive car crash

Michigan State Police say that last Sunday a vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lanes of the Lodge freeway in Southfield near Telegraph when it collided with an SUV carrying four Telugu men. The fatal accident caused an explosive inferno that killed the occupants.

Michigan insurer finally agrees to pay workers' comp claim

During the Joplin Tornado in May, one home health care worker put his own life on the line trying to save the residents he was paid to care for. During the tornado, Mark Lindquist tried to protect three adult men with Down 's syndrome by covering them with a mattress and then using his own body to hold the mattress in place. As a result of his efforts to protect these men, Lindquist suffered injuries that left him in a coma for almost two months, broke every rib in his body and knocked out nearly all of his teeth.

One brother dead, one injured in Michigan crash

A 21-year-old Michigan man lost his life and is twin brother was seriously injured in a Michigan car accident early last Friday. Two other individuals, a 42 year-old woman who was driving a minivan and a 53-year-old man driving a Ford pickup truck, were also injured in the crash.

Substantial award in Michigan medical malpractice claim

We trust doctors and hospitals to use all reasonable care when we seek medical treatment. One of the most important principles in medical ethics is that doctors should 'do no harm.' When a surgeon makes an error during surgery or commits a lapse in judgment when treating a patient, it may result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

Motorcyclist serious injured in crash with truck

As fall comes to the parts of Michigan that have escaped it so far, the motorcycling season is winding down. Even now, only the heartier bikers are still on the roads, and in coming weeks the remaining motorcycles will likely be put into storage for the winter. Unfortunately the end of the biking season is not without its share of accidents.

One dead, five injured in tragic teen car accident

A 17-year-old high school student was killed in a car accident that also injured five others on Oct. 7, mere hours before the girl was to participate in her school's homecoming celebration. The accident occurred while the girl and her friends were traveling to school early Friday morning.

Michigan considers change to workers' compensation rules

As you may know, workers' compensation is designed to protect both the workers who are injured on the job and as well as employers. Generally, workers compensation is the means by which an injured worker can obtain benefits if they are hurt at their job. Michigan employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance to compensate injured workers. The idea is to ensure that workers medical bills and other expenses are covered while allowing employer to avoid personal injury claims.

Family killed in fiery crash in southwest Michigan

Tragedy struck yesterday afternoon when a mother and father, their 1-year-old son, and the woman's mother al lot their lives in a fiery car accident in southwest Michigan. A man who lived near the location where the crash occurred said that he was watching television when he hears a loud explosion. When he ran to his yard he could see the cars engulfed in flames and here cries for help.

Fatal accident claims the life of a Michigan woman

Every day in Michigan drivers are faced with a large number of decisions that can be fairly described as 'judgment calls.' Is there enough space to safely pass another car on a two lane road? What is a reasonable speed to drive when the highway is wet or covered in snow? Other decisions though should have an obvious answer. Should I send a text message while I'm driving? Should I stop at this stop sign?

Teens rescued from vehicle moments before explosion

In a near fatal car accident in MIchigan this past weekend, two teenagers were pulled from their vehicle mere moments before the car exploded. The car accident occurred when the two teens in a 1990 Mazda allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Douglas Road and M-46, striking a passing 2000 Dodge Caravan. The Dodge Caravan was driven by a 52-year-old woman. Also present in the minivan was a 2-year-old child, secured in a car seat in the back seat of the van at the time of the crash.

Semi crash on Interstate 94 spills150 gallons of diesel fuel

Two semi drivers were injured in crash on Interstate 94 just before eight o'clock this morning near Jackson, Michigan. Both drivers were taken to Allegiance Health Center for treatment of their respective injuries, which were not described as serious.

  • $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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