Dog Bites Can Cause Much More than Cuts and Bruises

by wpengine | January 17th, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates1 that about four and one-half million people are injured by dog bites every year. Generally speaking, dog bites are associated with injuries like cuts, scratches, bruises, or others that often result from contact with an animal’s teeth. While it is certainly true that many dog bites result in these kinds of injuries, they can also result in others, many of which may come as a surprise to people unfamiliar with dog bite law. Some of the more common are discussed below.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The Effect of Social Media on Your Car Accident Case

by wpengine | January 12th, 2017

There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live our lives. Our “friends” online know what we are eating, where we are going, and who we are with through our check-ins, photos, status updates, and tweets. Social media has become a trail of evidence of how we are feeling, where we were at a certain time, and more. It is no surprise that courts have been allowing social media posts to be submitted as evidence in legal claims, and car accidents are no different. Recently, much attention has been paid in the legal community to how … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

The Importance of Medical Records in Your Car Accident Case

by wpengine | January 10th, 2017

There are few, if any, aspects of your motor vehicle accident case more essential than the quality and availability of your medical records. Whether it is the sufficiency of your physical therapy records, pain management injection reports, or simply physician reports associating your injuries with your car accident, such medical reports can often make or break your case.

Michigan No-Fault Law

Under Michigan law, all vehicles are required to carry a type of personal injury insurance known as “no-fault” insurance. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, your no-fault insurance carrier is responsible for paying your medical … Read More

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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

by wpengine | January 5th, 2017

Making the decision to put an elderly parent or loved on in a nursing home is almost always an extremely difficult decision and requires a significant degree of trust in nursing home administration and staff. In most cases, the reason a person goes into a nursing home is the fact that they are unable to care for themselves, which makes nursing home residents vulnerable and dependent upon others for their basic daily needs.

Unfortunately, sometimes, the very people that are entrusted to care for older adults in nursing homes intentionally mistreat them. Nursing home abuse is a significant problem in … Read More

Posted In: Medical Malpractice

Emotional Injuries After a Truck Accident

by wpengine | January 3rd, 2017

For anyone who has been injured in a truck accident or watched helplessly as a loved one was rushed away by emergency personnel, you know that physical injuries aren’t the only ones that leave scars. It has been clinically proven that individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents have an increased risk of developing psychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you believe you are suffering from emotional or psychological injuries as the result of a truck accident, be sure to contact an attorney who understands the intricacies of Michigan personal injury law.

Emotional Injuries are “Personal Injuries” Under

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