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Moving is dangerous, but it’s something we all have to do. Today, we’re going to talk about the ways to avoid a Michigan moving injury. Box weight – ensure that all boxes are evenly distributed for easier carrying. 50 lbs. is a good rule of thumb. You should always remember to securely seal your cargo

Plane crashed into a field

On April 19, 2 men, 63 and 49 years old, were killed in a plane crash in Shiawassee County. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nearby residents saw the plane’s landing gear come down, which was followed by a loud impact. While little is still known about the cause of

Female doctor looking stressed and holding face in hand

A Michigan medical malpractice claim can occur in different ways: you can be injured during surgery, given the wrong amount of medication, or completely misdiagnosed. Qualified experts must testify as to the standard of care in almost any medical malpractice case. The standard of care is whether a similar doctor of the same specialty would

Michigan Trampoline Injuries

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 by

Have you taken a look at Michigan’s trampoline statute? Whether you have a trampoline in your own house or your kids enjoy using your neighbor’s, you should have a conversation about the duties imposed by this statute. Statutes like these make it much more difficult to sue someone for negligence because there’s a duty imposed

Defective Products in Michigan

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 by

First, let’s ask, what is a defective product? A defective product is a product that does not function according to its intended purpose because of a design or manufacturing flaw. A defective product can also be caused by a manufacturer’s failure to adequately label the product. A manufacturing flaw occurs when, for example, a bad

During the spring and summer months, a backyard trampoline can seem like a fun backyard addition for kids and even adults. But it’s very important to make sure that anyone using the trampoline does so safely. It’s extremely easy for people to get injured while playing on a trampoline. According to the American Academy of

Suing Michigan: What to Know

Monday, 03 February 2014 by

When you’ve been injured in an accident of any kind, filing a lawsuit is supposed to help bring justice by holding people accountable and giving the victim the compensation they need for recovery. But holding people accountable isn’t always easy. Often, the system is stacked against the little guy when certain types of entities are

Emotional distress, as you might imagine, occurs when a person’s conduct causes another person’s severe distress. Depending on the relationship between the parties and the way in which the severe distress was caused, there are different avenues of recovery for a plaintiff. Intentional infliction of emotional distress, despite its name, covers both intentional and reckless

We recently wrote about the intentional infliction of emotional distress in Michigan. Today, we’re going to inform you about its close cousin: negligent infliction of emotional distress. First, let’s start by defining the requirements in a negligence case: 1) a duty, 2) a breach of that duty, 3) causation (both proximate cause and factual cause),

FAQs About Michigan Snowmobile Laws

Thursday, 14 November 2013 by

Keeping to our wintery themed blogs this week, we want to answer some common questions about Michigan snowmobile laws. How is a Snowmobile Defined? This might seem like a silly question, but it’s important to understand what exactly is considered a snowmobile under Michigan law. A snowmobile is defined, according to our legislature, as any motor-driven vehicle

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