Category: Personal Injuries

June 3, 2016

This common  car accident injury can exist in the neck and back, involves the discs in our spine, and can cause serious pain and disability (although the doctor hired by your auto insurance company may disagree!) I recently wrote about the process of an MRI to help people understand what the results of this common …

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October 16, 2015

Josh received a $170,000 settlement, including significant penalty interest and attorney fees for his Detroit client, on a $30,000 offer from Farmers Insurance First, let’s be honest. While insurance companies are improperly terminating hundreds, maybe even thousands of people from No Fault insurance benefits, the reality is that today there are only a small handful …

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September 22, 2015

CVS refused to accept responsibility for disabling injuries caused by its employees’ negligence, and claimed no video surveillance You don’t expect to go to the corner drug store for a quick errand and come home a different person. But when a careless Livonia CVS employee caused metal lawn chairs to fall onto a 58-year-old Oak …

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August 26, 2015

Nbunh v. Pitkin says 0ne’s inability to do ‘normal’ recreational activities is critical to recover pain and suffering legal compensation, but evidence must be  presented First question: Does an attorney need to present proper evidence of an auto accident victim’s “normal” recreational activities? In almost all other states, the answer is “no.” But not in …

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February 4, 2015

Some insurers  raise rates before a dog ever bites a person – and some refuse to insure certain dogs at all Dog owners think they will face a financial hit if they own a dog that bites a child or an adult, and the person hires an attorney like me to represent them.  But here’s …

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October 14, 2014

Will the Michigan Supreme Court ignore 150 years of jurisprudence? On October 8, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases, Hannay v. Michigan Department of Transportation (disclosure: Hannay is our case, and resulted in a $1.4 million dollar verdict for our client, see below) and  Hunter v. Sisco, where the central …

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September 22, 2014

Let’s re-think what legal rulings like Admire v. Auto Owners are doing to people with SCI in Michigan There are about 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the U.S., according to the National Spinal Cord Association. A majority of these terrible injuries occur in car and truck accidents. Our attorneys work with …

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April 30, 2014

Pain and suffering includes emotional and psychological injuries This week, I’ve been writing about Hunter v. Sisco, a case soon to be reviewed by the Michigan Supreme Court on the issues of whether pain and suffering, emotional and psychological injuries are compensable in car accidents with government employees. The court in Hunter v. Sisco and …

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April 29, 2014

Government employees who cause car accidents should be liable for pain and suffering, emotional and psychological injuries, just like civilian drivers The law in Michigan was that government employees who negligently cause an automobile accident should be responsible for all of the injuries they cause. Then came Hunter v. Sisco, which makes the most basic …

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