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Do Rear Cameras Help Prevent Michigan Backover Accidents?

by Thomas Stroble | May 11th, 2016

Woman Looking in Rearview MirrorA blindzone[1] is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blindzones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large.

  • Average blindzone = 15 to 25 feet
  • Shorter drivers result in larger blindzones
  • Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA[2]), every year backover accidents cause, on average, 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries. Backovers take place mainly in driveways and parking lots … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

What Will Happen At The Deposition For My Michigan Accident Case?

by Thomas Stroble | May 2nd, 2016

Judge. Male judge in a courtroom striking the gavelA deposition is a recorded statement where a participant in a lawsuit answers various questions under oath.  The Michigan Rules of Civil Procedure[1] set forth when a deposition can be used and for what purpose in a Michigan lawsuit.  It is common practice for injured workers, accident victims and product liability victims, to have their depositions taken during the pending lawsuit. While the thought of being questioned by attorneys can be frightening for most people, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate the stress of the deposition.

What Will Happen at your Michigan Deposition?

The deposition … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

How Do You Obtain Copies Of Medical Records For a Michigan Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by Thomas Stroble | April 29th, 2016

Dental Or Medical RecordsIf you are involved in a Michigan accident with an automobile or motorcycle and you have sustained injuries, it may be necessary to obtain copies of your medical records.  If it becomes necessary for you to file a personal injury lawsuit, those medical records may become a key component of your case if you need to demonstrate the extent of any injuries.

You Have a Right to Your Michigan Medical Records

The federal Health Information Portability[1] and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients the right to obtain a copy of their medical records from any medical provider, with a … Read More

Posted In: Personal Injury

Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome Claims in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | April 27th, 2016

Senior Female Doctor Reviewing Xray Results With Patient

Slips and falls, auto collisions, and even sports-related head injuries all present the potential for a jarring blow to the head. When a blow to the head causes a mild traumatic brain injury, the resulting injury is typically a concussion. Sufferers of this type of injury may experience a range of symptoms, including impaired memory and judgment, loss of balance, poor coordination, diminished ability to concentrate, and even headaches and migraines. These symptoms are the result of damage to the white matter, blood vessels, and nerve tissues inside the brain.

The prognosis for recovery in the event of a

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Posted In: Brain Injury

Michigan Injuries Caused By Driver Negligence

by Thomas Stroble | April 26th, 2016

Stressed Driver Sitting At Roadside After Traffic AccidentNegligence is a legal theory often used in automobile accident cases. A driver must use care to avoid injuring other motorists, passengers, or pedestrians. If a driver is not reasonably careful and injures someone as a result, the driver may be liable for injuring the accident victim. In order to prove that a driver was negligent, it may be necessary to show the following:

  • Reasonable Care: In Michigan car accident cases, the law requires drivers to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road. This is called the “duty of reasonable care.[1]
  • Driver not
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