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8 Ways to Prepare for and Travel Safely During Your Michigan Road Trip

Synopsis As the weather warms up and the spring and summer months quickly fill with popular destination driven activities, road trip season comes alive in Michigan. Spring driving accidents, which can be triggered by tourism-related road users, often trigger serious injuries and sometimes fatal outcomes for drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even pedestrians. It’s important to [...]

Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Bike Laws

Will Michigan Lawmakers Finally Adopt Bike-Friendly Safety Laws? With each new year brings the hope for renewed laws and better protections for citizens. And in 2018, it’s been reported by the Associated Press that Michigan lawmakers are proposing to introduce what they call, “some of the nation's strictest bike-safety regulations and tough new penalties for [...]

University of Michigan Greek Life Faces Numerous Hazing Allegations

University of Michigan Suspends Greek Life Activities as Several Fraternities Face Hazing Allegations The University of Michigan’s newspaper recently reported that the University’s student-run Interfraternity Council has suspended all Greek Life social activities and new member education programs in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, hazing and drug use. The suspension has banned [...]

Balloon Weight Loss Deaths Shine Light on Medical Device Recalls

FDA Connects Five Deaths to Popular Weight Loss Balloon Treatments The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed five patients since 2016. Four of the five patients were using the FDA-approved liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, ORBERA® Intragastric Balloon Systems, a brand manufactured by Apollo [...]

Disqualifications For Michigan No-Fault PIP Benefits

5 Instances Where Michigan Drivers Can Lose Their No-Fault Benefits Entitlement to Michigan no-fault benefits following a Michigan car accident is the foundation of Michigan car accident law. Under the Michigan No-Fault Law, almost all individuals accidentally injured in a Michigan car wreck are entitled to certain no-fault benefits. These benefits are generous and include [...]

Changes in No Fault Law: How They Will Affect Your Case

Covenant Medical Center v. State Farm – What Was the Ruling And What Are Some of the Effects? Last month, the Michigan Supreme Court released the most important ruling the Court has issued on personal injury law in years. In Covenant Medical Center v. State Farm, docket no. 152758, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that [...]

Household Injuries on the Rise Due to Defective Products

Hazardous Household Products Cause Hike in Reported Injury Incidences Stericycle Recall Index analyzes data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aggregate and track recall data. The data is used to help manufacturers [...]

Michigan Forklift Injuries Often the Result of Improper Training

Forklift Operators Require Safety Training To Prevent Workplace Accidents The Michigan County Sheriff's Office recently received a call regarding a 47-year-old Manton man who was involved in a forklift accident and required medical assistance. Upon their arrival, the injured man was found bleeding from the head and face. He soon let officers know he was [...]

Michigan’s Most Dangerous Intersections During Winter Months

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH SNOW AND ICE FILLED INTERSECTIONS MLive's Chief Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa recently compiled a list of Michigan’s most dangerous intersections when snow and ice are present. He used accident reports from the Michigan State Police dating 2012 - 2016. Ice, snow, wind and below-freezing temperatures often combine to make winter [...]

Michigan Bike Accident – Tragedy and Solutions

Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyers The tragic and absolutely devastating bicycle deaths that occurred near Kalamazoo last week highlight the growing problems bicyclists and motorists are facing on Michigan roadways. The accident occurred when a man driving a pickup truck plowed into a group of bicyclists. The collision results in the deaths of 5 bicyclists, with [...]