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Michigan Comparative Negligence in Auto Accidents

Early last month a man from Bangor lost part of his left leg after his motorcycle collided with a van in Van Buren County. The van was driven by a man named Watkins, who had apparently stopped at the stop sign, and then moved through the intersection without seeing the motorcycle. The 62-year-old motorcyclist sustained […]

Motorcyclists Without Helmets Suffer More Injuries

Most motorcycle safety experts could predict the outcome of Michigan’s recent repeal of helmet laws in the state. Now the statistics are starting to prove the experts were right. According to data gathered by MLive Media Group, helmetless motorcycle riders in Kalamazoo County are more likely to suffer incapacitating injuries or death than those who […]

Changes in Medical Malpractice Laws

Michigan lawmakers are attempting to drastically reform the state’s medical malpractice laws. Last month, the House passed bills aimed to modify the current state of medical malpractice in Michigan. The reforms, collectively known as the Patients’ First Reform Package contain bills to: Limit medical malpractice awards Limit the time period allowed for suing on behalf […]

Most Common Construction Accident Lawsuits

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. Every year there are thousands of construction workers who are injured and even killed in accidents on the job. The Times Herald reported that a construction worker from Marysville lost his life while carrying at 36-foot hand-rail at a construction site. It […]

Pedestrian Accidents a Top Cause of Death in the U.S.

In the United States, pedestrian accidents are one of the top causes of death. According to figures tracked by the Department of Transportation, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2010. On average, one pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes. In comparison, […]

How A Domestic Abuse Charge Can Affect You and Your Family

A domestic abuse charge can affect your custody rights, your employment and many other areas of your life. In Michigan, domestic abuse is defined as: an assault or an assault & battery by a: spouse former spouse person residing or having resided in the same household as the victim person having a child in common […]

Why Wills Are Important for Everyone

Estate planning may sound like something you don’t need to think about until you are approaching later stages of your life, or something only the top 1% need to take care of. This is a serious — and common — mistake. This recent New York Times article tells the story of one woman who lost […]

What Exactly is a Restraining Order in Michigan?

In Michigan, a restraining order is known as a personal protection order (PPO).  Issued by the court, a PPO can protect you from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding or stalking.  A PPO can provide you important protection if you are in an abusive domestic relationship, which in Michigan, might mean you are married, engaged or […]

When Fault Enters a No-Fault Divorce

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. This simply means that you don’t need to prove any fault on the part of your spouse as grounds for a divorce. For example you needn’t show that your spouse was cheating on you, that your spouse was abusive, that your spouse has abandoned you or any other breach […]

Your Business is My Business… After Divorce

You can’t quite have joint custody or visitation rights with a family-owned business. So, does the end of marriage mean the end of a family business? It might, but it doesn’t necessarily need to. There are few steps you can take to have a better chance at securing your family business while going through a […]