If you have been injured in an accident involving significant physical forces, you may be suffering from a condition known as whiplash. While not a medical term, whiplash is recognized by medical professionals as a variety of injuries involving the soft tissues of the neck and back. Unfortunately, because it is often difficult to diagnose, whiplash has gained a reputation as an injury that people often fake in order to get compensation. This often leaves legitimately injured people in a situation in which they are required to prove their injuries in order to get compensation to which they are … Read MorePosted In: Automobile Safety
A facial fracture is an injury to the face caused by a broken bone. There are many ways that these injuries occur. Motor vehicle accidents are one of these leading causes of cosmetic injuries to the face.
In a Michigan car accident, the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, and car seats are common parts of an automobile that can injure a face. Facial injuries might be minor, such as bruises or scrapes. However, severe injuries can occur, such as broken noses or broken teeth, vision loss, or burns and severe nerve damage.
Facial Fracture Symptoms
- Facial Bone Fractures: Tenderness and swelling
On December 13, 2015, the Michigan State Police investigated a drunk driving accident in Sault St. Marie. Troopers said that they responded to a two-car crash on Mackinaw Trail near 3 Mile Road. Two 19-year-olds, a man and woman, were in one of the cars involved and the police confirm that the male died as a result of his injuries. A 23-year-old woman driving the other car was arrested for drunk driving.
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It is not uncommon to hear stories of an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver. Although drivers have the reasonable responsibility to drive safely, more and more drivers are becoming distracted by activities which divert their attention from the road, thereby endangering the safety of themselves, passengers, and bystanders.
In 2013 alone, distracted driving in the United States resulted in accidents in which 424,000 people suffered injuries and 3,154 died. Statistics show that nearly 660,000 drivers1 may be using cell phones or electronic devices while driving during daylight hours. Despite the knowledge that distracted driving is extremely … Read MorePosted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents
Michigan State passed a law that protects homeowners who injure intruders using deadly force. Our homes should be a safe haven, the one place where our minds are allowed to be peaceful and void of all worry. Two Detroit home owners and community members has however had this right yanked from right under them.
Burglars broke into a home on Glastonbury Avenue through a side window on a family who was at the time playing video games in their basement. In an effort to protect the rest of the family, a member fired at the intruders who were forced to … Read MorePosted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News