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brown cartoon dog with sharp teeth barkingAlmost 1 million people were hospitalized last year from dog bites and attacks. A significant number of those victims were children.

Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites and attacks because of their small stature. Dogs that aren’t dangerous often injure children when they jump on them to play. Kids bitten by dogs often suffer from severe emotional trauma from the injury, and it can even affect the remainder of their lives.

So what can you do to avoid an animal related injury with a young child?

Police in Lansing are pulling people over on I-96 looking for seat belt violations, speeding, and ensuring that everyone is moving over. Why move over?

Because it’s the law.

What’s the Move Over Law?

Michigan’s Move Over law is about giving emergency vehicles their right of way. People who fail to pull onto the shoulder or merge into the outside lane can be subject to penalties under the law.

Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.

If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.

Sue Your Credit Report Company?

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 by

Julie Miller from Marion County Oregon successfully sued Equifax, but only after years of trying to get Equifax to correct the incorrect information that was listed on her credit report.

What was incorrectly listed, you’re probably wondering? Julie’s social security number for one, and there were false collection accounts. Equifax demanded that Julie take up the issues with her creditors, and after years of arguing that the disputes never existed, she sued in federal court.

$18.6 million was award to Julie Miller! And while the company is likely going to appeal the ruling, it’s a wake-up call to an industry where 1 in 20 Americans have errors listed on their credit reports.

There’s nothing more nostalgic than sitting around a summer campfire. And as more people hit Michigan’s many camping spots this summer, we want to raise awareness in an effort to reduce fire-related injuries.

Before you begin, you’re going to need to collect your tinder and wood. Collect only as much as you need. If you are entertaining a large group, then you’re going to need bigger logs for a lengthier burn. If you’re merely cooking dinner, then get smaller logs.

Building a fire only as big as your specific needs significantly reduces the likelihood of an unfortunate bonfire injury.

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