Personal Injury

Michigan Seat Belt Use Hits 90 Percent

by Thomas Stroble | December 3rd, 2012

Automobile seat belt use nationwide has hit an all-time high of 86 percent, according to new safety numbers.

And in Michigan and the 31 other states where it is against the law not to buckle up the compliance rate is 90 percent.

From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

“When it comes to driving safely, one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family is to use a seat belt,” said [U.S. Department of] Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood….

“Thanks to the ongoing work of our state and local partners and national efforts such as Click it … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

8 Tips For Safe Holiday Bus Travel in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | November 21st, 2012

Planning on traveling by bus in Michigan this holiday season?

Take a few simple precautions to make sure your trip is safe and enjoyable.

Following is from the Michigan Department of Transportation:

If you intend to book your next vacation via bus, you may want to use the iPhone app created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The website also provides in-depth information for bus riders regarding the company’s safety records.

SaferBus is a helpful tool because it allows consumers to have access to commercial safety records. Almost 6,000 different carriers are represented, from school buses to private … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Elevator and Escalator Safety Week in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | November 12th, 2012

Few of us think of elevators and escalators as safety risks – and yet each year people in Michigan are injured, sometimes severely, while riding on them.

Sometimes the fault lies with the owner or manager of the property, for failing to maintain the machinery in safe operating condition. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

To heighten public awareness, Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed November 11-17 as Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week.

The people who are most likely to suffer injuries on elevators, moving walks and escalators are seniors and children. The most serious injuries reported on these transport … Read More

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Michigan Law Protects Young Athletes Against Concussions

by Thomas Stroble | November 7th, 2012

Like any other group of Michigan sports buffs, the brain-trauma team at Stroble Law has been electrified by this year’s season of high school football.

Yet our attorneys also know that coaches, parents and our fellow fans are watching this season unfold with baited breath. And no wonder: With the growing awareness of how high-impact sports like football pose the risk of serious injuries, such as concussions, and the resulting impact of such brain traumas to players’ well-being, everyone is worried.

Of course, this is only natural. After all, according to one North Carolina University at Chapel Hill study, high … Read More

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6 Ways Teen Drivers Are High Risk

by Thomas Stroble | November 6th, 2012

Who is it safer to get in a car with: a 16-year-old or a 76-year-old?

Hint: It’s not Grandpa or Grandma.

Nearly one in five of all passenger traffic deaths occurs when a teenager is behind the wheel. Older drivers — up to their mid-80s – have half the crash rate per mile than teenage drivers.

Talk about a generation gap!

Following are some other youth-versus-seniority driving statistics from the American Automobile Association:

  • Vehicle wrecks are the top cause of death among teenagers.
  • Teenage motorists experience distraction at a higher rate than older operators.
  • Vehicles with bigger engines and
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