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When it comes to products that are sold to consumers, there are many different government agencies tasked with monitoring product safety and keeping dangerous and defective products away from consumers. The NHTSA handles motor vehicle safety while the Consumer Product Safety Commission watches out for a multitude of other consumer products. The USDA handles safety

On June 7, 2016, a group of nine bicyclists known as the Chain Gang were taking their weekly 28-mile bike ride near Kalamazoo when they were struck by a truck driven by Charles Pickett Jr. 5 bicyclists were killed and 4 were injured in the accident. Following the accident, Pickett was arrested and police officers

Thousands of car accidents happen throughout the country every year, but not all car accidents are exactly alike. A very minor fender-bender in a parking lot isn’t going to need to be handled the same way as an accident that involves multiple cars. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, calling an attorney is

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Thursday, 11 August 2016 by

When a person is involved in any type of serious accident, they aren’t always lucky enough to recover and survive. In the worst case scenarios, things like car accidents, dog attacks, workplace accidents, and slip and fall accidents can all be fatal. Because of this fact, wrongful death lawsuits are very common type of personal

Applying for social security disability benefits (SSDI) can be a very overwhelming process. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has very strict requirements to qualify for SSDI benefits, including the type of ailment you have, your work history, and whether or not they believe you may be able to do another type of work. With so

What to Do if You’re Injured on the Job

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 by

We all need to have a way to earn a living, but that doesn’t mean you should have to put yourself in harm’s way just to be able to earn your paycheck. There are many different ways a person could be injured on the job and some jobs are inherently riskier than others. But no

The recent release of the Pokemon Go app has millions of people getting out and about to catch as many Pokemon as possible, whether it’s by walking, riding a bike, or driving. While the Pokemon Go craze has had some positive benefits like encouraging people to get more exercise, meet new people, and in one

People who have been injured or killed as a result of the defective ignition switches that were the subject of a massive vehicle recall by General Motors recently had a strong victory in court. A federal appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that decided GM’s bankruptcy restructuring protected the automaker from lawsuits filed against

Summer is here and thousands of people in Michigan are choosing to give their cars a little bit of a break and start riding their bikes more often. With so many people hitting the road on their bikes this time of year, it’s important for motorists to be particularly mindful to watch out for cyclists.

On June 27, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills authorizing the creation of a one-year long pilot program to investigate whether or not a roadside testing program involving saliva testing for drivers who are suspected to be under the influence of drugs would be accurate and reliable. Under the new program, if a police

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