Bloomfield Hills Car Accident Lawyer Says High Rate Of Drowsy Driving Among Young Motorists Is A Cause For Concern During Holiday Travel Season

by Thomas Stroble | November 12th, 2012

Statistics show younger drivers are more likely to keep driving despite being too tired, setting the stage for serious car crashes, according to Thomas L. Stroble, a Michigan personal injury attorney.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (PRWEB) November 21, 2012

Michigan car accident attorney Thomas L. Stroble said today that a new report showing young people are more likely to stay behind the wheel while drowsy should serve as a wake-up call about the hazards of fatigued driving for motorists of all ages.

“With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday travel season this week, more college students and other young drivers will be … Read More

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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

Posted In: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Counterfeit Air Bags In Michigan Cars

by Thomas Stroble | November 8th, 2012

Michigan auto owners who have their cars repaired after a wreck should make sure only certified, original air bags are installed as replacement parts.

Some body shops are using counterfeit – and dangerous – air bags instead of the real thing.

The problem has become so widespread the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a consumer safety advisory on the subject.

The counterfeit air bags look nearly identical to certified, original equipment parts—including bearing the insignia and branding of major automakers. But NHTSA testing shows malfunction risks ranging from non-deployment of the air bag to expulsion of metal … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents

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

Posted In: Personal Injury

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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