NEW ELECTRONIC SIGNS ON I-94 RECOMMEND SAFE SPEED LIMITS FOR WINTER DRIVERS
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
For decades, traffic safety experts have advised motorists to slow down when weather or traffic make driving hazardous. In fact, driving too fast for prevailing conditions is a major cause of serious and fatal car accidents. Now, a series of electronic signs along I-94 posts “advisory speed limits” calculated for current weather and traffic conditions in each location. While this new system is intended to reduce crashes on one of the deadlier stretches of I-94, some accidents are unavoidable. If you or a loved one is injured, our experienced car accident lawyers will protect your rights and wi ..read more
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SLIP AND FALL HAZARDS TO AVOID THIS WINTER
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
Each year, millions of people visit the emergency room for slip and fall-related injuries. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and serious injuries for older adults, according to data from the CDC. However, falling can be dangerous for anyone, and the risks are higher during the winter months when ice and snow are a natural part of the Michigan landscape. While it is preferable to avoid dangerous winter hazards whenever possible, some falls are unavoidable, especially in icy conditions. If you are injured on someone else’s property, contacting an experienced slip and fall attorney is ..read more
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MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT ALLOWS FULL MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR VICTIMS INJURED BEFORE NO-FAULT REFORMS
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
Since the sweeping 2019 No-Fault insurance reform package was passed, more than 15,000 catastrophically injured crash survivors and their care providers have suffered from the drastic cost controls mandated by the change in the law. However, after hearing a case brought by two victims requiring round-the-clock care, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the benefit reductions are not retroactive and do not apply to those injured prior to 2019.  Here is what drivers should know about No-Fault insurance and why hiring a Michigan car accident attorney is the best way to win the compensation you d ..read more
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UNDERSTANDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN MICHIGAN PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. However, it is important to file your claim within the specified time limit for Michigan personal injury cases, otherwise known as the “statute of limitations.” This deadline is so significant that missing it could mean forfeiting the right to damages for the physical and emotional harm you have suffered. Because these claims involve complicated legal issues, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure a successful financial outcome.   D ..read more
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WINTER CAR ACCIDENTS: NAVIGATING ICE AND SNOW AND RECEIVING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
While many Michiganders enjoy the sight of a snow-covered landscape, few enjoy the accompanying perils of icy roads and blinding storms. While many hazards, such as black ice, are unavoidable, reducing speed and taking other precautions can reduce the risk of a serious winter car accident. Here is a guide to safer winter driving and why it is important to call an experienced car accident attorney if you or a loved one is injured.   Do You Have a Case?    THE LATEST WINTER CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS According to the most recent data from Michigan State Police, which covers the month ..read more
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THE LATEST FACTS ABOUT MICHIGAN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
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by Bill Laubscher
1M ago
Last year, the nationwide pedestrian death toll reached a 40-year high as 7,624 people were killed in traffic accidents across the country. Recent data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows a staggering 77 percent increase in pedestrian deaths since 2010. This is more than three times the 25 percent rise in all other traffic fatalities combined during the same time period. What is causing this escalating death rate and how can it be reversed? To help drivers and walkers minimize their respective risks, here is the latest information on Michigan pedestrian accidents   ..read more
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WHAT MICHIGAN DRIVERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE DEADLIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
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by Bill Laubscher
3M ago
“Blackout Wednesday.” “Drinksgiving.” These are the latest terms to describe the evening before Thanksgiving, the busiest bar night of the year, and, therefore, the most dangerous for drivers. College students come home to spend the holiday with their families and see old friends, while other people travel to be with distant relatives across Michigan or out-of-state. While meeting up with friends and family on Wednesday night is a great way to kick off the holiday, driving home after a few drinks can be deadly. Here is what drivers should know before heading out on the road this weekend. And ..read more
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BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN AUTUMN: HOW TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURIES
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by Bill Laubscher
3M ago
Late autumn is a popular time for bicyclists to enjoy Michigan’s vibrant colors and scenic roads before the freezing temperatures and snowy weather arrive. However, wet leaves, increased rain and earlier sunsets can be dangerous for the most experienced riders. Here is an overview of the unique hazards bicyclists face during this picturesque season and how an experienced bicycle accident attorney can protect your rights if you are injured in a crash.   Do You Have a Case?    WHY IS AUTUMN SO HAZARDOUS FOR CYCLISTS? There are several factors that make autumn particularly dangerou ..read more
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HELMET LAW REPEAL CAUSES RISE IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FATALITIES
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by Bill Laubscher
3M ago
It has been over a decade since the Michigan legislature repealed the state law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. Since then, motorcycle accident fatalities have risen 34 percent, despite the decline in motorcycle-related crashes during the same time span. Because bikes offer minimal impact protection, wearing a helmet is one way to reduce the risk of catastrophic injury. However, even the most safety-conscious rider can become the victim of a careless driver. When that happens, hiring an experienced  motorcycle accident lawyer is the best way to protect your rights and receive the ..read more
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WE SALUTE OUR VETERANS FOR THEIR SELFLESS SERVICE!
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by Bill Laubscher
3M ago
OUR FIRM SUPPORTS LOCAL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND EVENTS We are committed to helping the noble veterans who serve our country with bravery and honor. Unfortunately, many returning veterans do not have the resources to provide basic needs for themselves and their families. This is why we have partnered with various local organizations to offer year-round programs and events to improve the lives of those who put our safety and comfort before their own. Here are some of the projects our firm has undertaken to benefit our deserving veterans. &nb ..read more
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