Car Accidents

Pleas Can Be Confusing

by Thomas Stroble | February 13th, 2014

James EmeryOne excellent reason to have a lawyer on your side is that you can you understand plea deals. For many reasons, a prosecutor may want to offer a charge offender a lesser sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to a charge. The details of these deals may be confusing to a layperson, but they can have big consequences in future civil suits.

Take this plea deal example. A driver of a hayride tractor had many passengers during a trip. The vehicle overturned and sent 9 people to the hospital. He was initially charged with reckless driving, but the prosecution offered … Read More

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Police Still Searching for Hit and Run

by Thomas Stroble | February 10th, 2014

Dave PapeEvery life is important, regardless of how it is lost. But when it’s a senseless loss, the tragedy is just that much worse. Take this incident that happened on the southbound M-53 freeway.

A man, described in his 40’s, was standing or walking in the roadway at 6am near the 22 Mile Road overpass.  Perhaps he wasn’t seen by the driver, or the driver was spacing out. Either way, this man was hit and killed by a vehicle.

The driver who hit this man sped away and police are still looking for him.  The accident itself closed M-53 down for … Read More

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Distracted Driving leads to Death

by Thomas Stroble | February 6th, 2014

Rennett StoweA little drift into the wrong lane can mean the difference between life and death.  It was tragically the latter in this case. Amanda Collins was driving her kids somewhere when she slid across the road and slammed into a snowbank.  While the vehicle’s passenger side was exposed to oncoming traffic, a truck smashed into the vehicle.

The mother, 38, and her child, a 10 month old, were both dead on the scene.  A seven year old, Madysen Marie Church, was airlifted to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  She’s hanging on, and the prayers of her friends and … Read More

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Complex Cases Take Time

by Thomas Stroble | February 4th, 2014

Marcus PoveyWhen an accident is especially complicated, it can take a long time for a final settlement to come about. All sides want to make sure that the right verdict is reached, but we recognize that the waiting can be tough. One family is waiting for a lawsuit to go forward about a multi-car pileup that took the lives of two children and left a third with brain injuries.

It happened on the last day of the year. The family was planning to go to Canada for a vacation. The police’s version of the events goes like this. Snow began to … Read More

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Slick Roads Cause Second Fatality

by Thomas Stroble | January 23rd, 2014

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Huron County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Geiger Road in Fairhaven Township. A 1998 Chevrolet Tracker spun of control on the slick road, into the path of an oncoming 2012 Ford van. Within moments of the collision the Tracker burst into flames.

The driver of the Tracker, Michael S. Briggs Jr., who was alone in the vehicle, was pulled from the burning vehicle by Christopher M. Thick, the driver of the Ford van. Thick was assisted in his rescue efforts by another passing motorist. Despite the heroic actions of Mr. Thick … Read More

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