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Caution Wet Floor sign on tile floor

At long last, winter is over! Temperatures are warming up, the days are getting sunnier, and the snow and ice on the ground have melted. But just because snow and ice are quickly becoming a thing of the past, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the risk of a slip and fall accident goes away during

Woman holding neck painfully while standing in front of fender bender accident

Car accidents have the potential to result in a wide range of injuries, ranging from simple contusions to broken bones and brain trauma. Crashes don’t even need to happen at a particularly high rate of speed to cause injuries, either. Whiplash is one very common type of injury associated with car crashes and it’s been

Man on ground grabbing knee in pain on snow

Everybody, at some point in their life, is a pedestrian. Some people walk for exercise, others walk out of necessity, but sooner or later, everybody inevitably finds themselves trying to walk from Point A to Point B. But if a person doesn’t see something like a patch of ice or trips over an uneven or

Man shoveling snow with blue snow shovel

The winter months can be treacherous for many reasons. Not only can Michigan get bitterly cold, the snow and ice increases the risk of being injured in a slip and fall accident. Truly anyone can become a slip and fall victim, especially when a reduced amount of daylight makes it harder to see patches of

Baseball sitting on infield baseline of a baseball field

For some people, the most exciting sign of spring is seeing flowers start to bloom again. For others, it’s opening day for the new baseball season. Baseball is widely considered America’s favorite pastime and for millions of people across the country, there’s no better place to spend a nice spring or summer day than at

Verbal Assault: When Can You Sue?

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 by
Boss yelling at employee

We’ve all heard the old adage of, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” While this is all well and good for the vast majority of cases, it’s not always true. Words can have a serious impact on another person. In the worst case scenario, a verbal and emotional

Yacht boat anchored on by a beach on a sunny day

What Causes Boating Accidents? According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are ten common causes of boating accidents in the United States. The most common cause is simple operator inattention. In 2013, operator inattention resulted in 567 boating accidents, caused 57 deaths, and left 371 others injured. When you’re out on the water with your

The Facts About Whiplash

Monday, 23 February 2015 by
Doctor fitting neck brace to woman's neck

Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by a strong, rapid, back-and-forth movement of the neck. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash. Although any type of car accident can cause whiplash, they are typically caused by rear end collisions. Whiplash can also be caused by playing contact sports, falling, or physical

The Dangers of Home Trampolines

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 by
Two kids jumping on enclosed trampoline

It’s completely understandable for parents to want to encourage their children to be active and healthy. Since many kids love to bounce around on trampolines, it makes sense that many parents would consider purchasing a trampoline for their backyard thinking it would be a way to make being active fun. As fun as trampolines can

Young children playing on monkey rings on playground

Playgrounds are meant to be very happy places for children. They give kids a chance to run around, play, and have fun. But they’re also an environment where injuries are very likely to happen. When kids are running around and climbing on equipment, accidents are likely to happen. So if a child is injured on

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