Personal Injury

What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by Thomas Stroble | October 12th, 2012

When a person is injured by the actions of another individual, a company, or a government agency, our law allows that person to file a lawsuit in civil court to recover damages.  This action is known as a “personal injury lawsuit” or a “liability lawsuit.”  Many people file personal injury lawsuits every day in order to collect money for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with an accident.

What Is the Difference Between Criminal Charges and a Personal Injury Law suit?

Criminal and civil courts operate very differently because they have different purposes and goals.  A criminal … Read More

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Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance—What Does It Cover?

by Thomas Stroble | August 10th, 2012

Individual states in the United States determine how they will handle personal injury car accidents and what level of financial liability must be shown by a driver in order to secure or retain driving privileges within the state. Michigan requires drivers to maintain a no-fault insurance policy, a requirement that often confuses motorists from other states who are unfamiliar with the concept. Under Michigan law, anyone who owns a vehicle must have a basic no-fault insurance policy in place in order to get plates for the vehicle. It is illegal to operate a vehicle, or let someone else operate … Read More

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CPSC Sues Buckyballs Maker Over Dangers of Toy Posed to Children

by Thomas Stroble | July 28th, 2012

We have reported on the warnings issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and by health advocates in the United Kingdom about the dangers that exist from children ingesting Buckyballs. This product, which has been used by individuals in both the United States and in the United Kingdom in connection with stress reduction, is a pair of globe-shaped high-powered magnets.

This presents a danger to children if the magnets are swallowed. When multiple magnets are swallowed, they are attracted to each other and will stick to each other even through the intestinal walls or the bowels. The result … Read More

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Do iPads Pose Dangers to Shunt Users?

by Thomas Stroble | July 18th, 2012

A new study from the University of Michigan may be a warning to people in the U.S. with medical conditions that require programmable shunt valves. A serious hazard may be linked to increasingly popular iPad devices.

Doctors began to investigate the problem after noticing the case of a four-month-old, whose shunt began to stop working properly after only three weeks. The baby had a condition known as hydrocephalus, which causes extra fluids to build up around the brain and can cause dangerous or even deadly swelling. The shunt should have drained off the excess fluid. Eventually, the baby’s doctors and … Read More

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Flushmate® Recall May Affect Millions in U.S.

by Thomas Stroble | July 18th, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with officials in Canada and the Flushmate company, announced a recall of over 2.3 million devices found in households across the U.S. The devices, sold under the name Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System, can cause toilet lids to lift off tanks and may even cause tanks and lids to shatter. Because of this problem, the recalled Flushmate products may cause severe injury to users and are a serious danger for affected households.

The Flushmate company, based out of New Hudson, Mich., is a division of Sloan Valve Company. The company says that it … Read More

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