June 23rd, 2015
According to data1 published by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, there were nearly 300,000 traffic accidents reported during 2014 resulting in approximately 71,000 injuries. When car accidents are the result of a driver’s carelessness, people who are injured are often legally entitled to significant financial compensation. In many car accident cases, liability is conceded, so the only issue that the parties need to work out is the amount of compensation one will pay to the other. Sometimes, however, a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, and it becomes necessary for one or both parties to file suit.
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June 18th, 2015
The process of applying for and receiving workers’ compensation can be a confusing one. The following are some brief answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Michigan workers’ comp program through the LARA Workers’ Compensation Agency.1
When should I report an injury I suffered at work?
In Michigan, you should always report an injury to your employer within 90 days.2 However, it is always a good idea to inform a supervisor or someone else of an accident as soon as you possibly can. If you wait to report the incident, your employer or … Read More Posted In: Workers' Compensation
June 16th, 2015
Following an accident with a large commercial truck, it is only understandable that you may be focused on seeking necessary medical treatment and recovering from your injuries. Though medical treatment can be expensive, many people hesitate to call an attorney to discuss how you can recover for your losses. This is often because of uncertainty about the legal process and how a truck accident case even gets started. The following is some basic information about initiating a claim after a truck accident:
Talk to the truck company’s insurance company
Many believe that the first step after a sustaining injury … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
May 19th, 2015
The Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) program in the United States is meant to financially assist individuals who have a temporary or permanent disability that prevents them from working. This supposed goal of the program often leads people with disabilities to be shocked when the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies their application for benefits. Most people who apply fail to realize that getting approved for benefits is surprisingly difficult in recent years and many politicians are lobbying to severely cut back the program or end it altogether due to funding issues. This means that getting benefits may only become increasingly … Read More Posted In: Social Security Disability
May 14th, 2015
Obtaining a commercial driver’s license has many requirements set out by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).1 These requirements are put in place to make sure that no dangerous or high-risk individuals will not be allowed behind the wheel of a large commercial vehicle. One of these requirements is that the truck driver must be free from any mental or physical impairments that may cloud their ability to drive a commercial truck. If you have been injured because an unsafe driver caused an accident, an attorney can hep you file a legal claim against the … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents