Be Careful with Space Heaters this Cold Michigan Winter

by wpengine | December 29th, 2016

The winters in Michigan can be freezing and the heating system in your home can get a workout. To both save money and add extra warmth, many people choose to supplement their heat with small space heaters. These heaters come in a variety of sizes and types yet all have one aspect in common – they can cause serious injuries if they malfunction or are misused. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 1,200 space heaters caused fires in only a two-year period of time in the U.S.

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More Trucks on the Road can Put You at Risk

by wpengine | December 28th, 2016

There tends to be a significant increase in commercial truck traffic both during and after the holiday season. Many stores significantly change their inventory to account for the holidays, including selling decor, popular gift items, and foodstuffs that are popular this time of year. As the New Year rings in, stores will need to restock their shelves with items catering to the next big commercial holiday – Valentine’s Day – as well as bringing in spring inventory. For this reason, more trucks can be seen on the road transporting goods to stock the shelves of retailers.

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Posted In: Truck Accidents

Will Automated Logging Systems Help Truck Accident Victims?

by wpengine | December 27th, 2016

Fatigued driving is a significant problem among commercial truck drivers. Drivers often stay on the roads for long hours and throughout the night and no matter how much caffeine they may have, they can lose focus or even fall asleep behind the wheel. Losing control of a huge big rig truck can cause devastating injuries and damage, so there are regulations meant to prevent fatigued driving.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strictly regulates a truck driver’s hours of service (HOS), limiting the consecutive hours and days they can drive without taking adequate breaks to rest. Many drivers … Read More

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Birth Injuries Can Occur Long Before Labor

by wpengine | December 22nd, 2016

Childbirth can be an exciting and risky event and many things can go wrong that can result in birth injuries. However, proper care during a pregnancy can often help to prevent birth injuries from happening during labor and delivery. On the other hand, medical mistakes during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth injuries and doctors should be held liable for inadequate prenatal care.

Many potential complications during birth can be predicted and prepared for during a pregnancy. Part of a doctor’s job is to identify if there may be future problems and to provide the necessary preventative care and … Read More

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Holiday Season Can Increase Your Risk of a Drunk Driving Accident

by wpengine | December 20th, 2016

People love to gather together for the holidays and celebrate with an eggnog or mulled wine. However, many of those people then cause injury when they decide to drive home after too much to drink and they cause a collision. When a drunk driver crashes into your car and injures you or a member of your family, it can disrupt your holidays, as well as your life for months or even years to come. Drunk drivers should be held completely responsible for all of the losses you experience due to a crash.

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