Teen Safety Week Focuses on Young Michigan Drivers

by Thomas Stroble | October 25th, 2012

National Teen Driver Safety Week began October 14, but parents in Michigan can play a key role in keeping young drivers safe all year long.

During the week of October 14-21, young people across the state attended lectures, watched films and participated in programs aimed at promoting safety behind the wheel. It was all a part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, sponsored by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration.

But parental education of teen drivers should take place every day.

“The influence of parents on the development of a teen driver cannot be underestimated,” said Michael L. Prince, … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents

146 Auto-Deer Crashes Every Day in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | October 24th, 2012

On an average day in Michigan there will be 146 collisions between deer and motor vehicles – and autumn is the most dangerous time of the year. Many crashes go unreported, which means the actual total is likely even higher.

According to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center:

  • The rate of accidents in 2010 was nearly 56,000 vehicle-deer crashes.
  • In 2011, there were over 53,000 vehicle deer incidents.
  • Eight people lost their lives, and nearly 1,500 injuries were sustained from these crashes.
  • Incidents go up in October and November.

The Michigan auto accident lawyers at The Stroble … Read More

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

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

Posted In: Personal Injury

Death, Illness from Meningitis Outbreak Hits Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | October 11th, 2012

A nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to a steroid drug has continued to escalate. According to news reports, 12 people have died and 124 people have been sickened as of Oct. 10.  Another 13,000 are at risk of falling ill from the tainted drug.  The drug is used to treat back pain through an epidural injection and was distributed to clinics in 23 states.

The New England Compounding Center, the maker of the injectable steroid medication, has announced that it has voluntarily recalled all products currently in circulation that were compounded and distributed from its facility in Framingham, … Read More

Posted In: Medical Malpractice

Michigan Football Fans Asked to Drive Carefully Around Highway Work Zones

by Thomas Stroble | October 5th, 2012

Michigan is home to some very popular football teams – the Detroit Lions, University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.  Fans are anxious to get to the games to enjoy the tailgating festivities, and when it’s time to leave, they are then in a rush to get home.  However, the Michigan Department of Transportation asks for patience from football fans during the season as they work on multiple road and bridge projects throughout the state.

In an effort to help fans plan their route when heading to the football games, MDOT created a webpage dedicated to the projects … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety
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