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Van Rollover Accident Injures Seven

by Thomas Stroble | February 17th, 2014

Natures Weeping Willow DrapesWinter weather can pose a great number of problems when driving through Michigan. Snow and ice can cause you to slip, slide, and even flip your car if you aren’t careful. If this happens, you may need legal help.

The Sheriff’s Department of Kent County recently had to deal with an accident on US 131 when a van rolled over north of Grand Rapids. The road had to be closed as a result of the accident, which injured 11 people. Two of the people injured were children who were ejected from the vehicle, while five other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News

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

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents
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