Category: Personal Injuries

January 30, 2014

I often write about  “chronic pain,”  as it’s incredibly devastating for auto accident victims who live with pain every day, yet feel the frustration that other people either don’t understand or suspect they’re exaggerating because they cannot see this disabling injury. The other problem with chronic pain – and I see this in my own …

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December 6, 2013

600,000 truck drivers medically unfit to drive on our roads today Before a truck driver can operate a commercial motor vehicle, he or she must be medically certified as physically qualified to do so under § 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Yet many truck drivers with serious medical conditions that impair …

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October 19, 2013

Today I’ll be speaking to the TAOS Injury Lawyers  at the Sagamore Resort in New York. My topic is “Emerging Litigation Trends for Personal Injury Lawyers.” This is an important topic.  And it will be a rewarding and challenging day presenting what I think will be the emerging trends for the legal profession, and what …

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March 26, 2013

And what is the law if you are injured in an ORV accident in Michigan? For many people in Michigan, especially those who live near lakes, spring means a chance to get outdoors and start enjoying those ATVs, mopeds, golf carts and other off road vehicles (ORVs). These are extremely popular choices in Michigan.  Yet …

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February 15, 2013

Michigan Auto Law recovered the top truck accident trial verdict last year in 2011, and now the Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the verdict. But in doing so, the Court also clarified an area of our law that can effect hundreds of people injured in motor vehicle accidents with government owned vehicles. The ruling …

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July 19, 2012

How chronic pain affects women, and why attorneys must understand the difference between men and women who are injured in car accidents Chronic pain cases are often misunderstood by personal injury attorneys. Gender differences are exploited by defense medical examiners, and used by defense insurance lawyers in car accident cases as a way to blame …

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May 30, 2012

Inaccurate rebuttal will only bring more attention to how the Chamber is working to undermine the independence of our civil justice system I’ve written about the HBO documentary Hot Coffee in the past. Hot Coffee is a documentary about the true facts behind the infamous McDonald’s coffee case, but it’s also much more. Hot Coffee …

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December 2, 2011

How the book portrays personal injury lawyers and why the problem of attorney solicitation of accident victims is getting worse I just finished reading the latest John Grisham book, “The Litigators.” Spoiler alert: if you intend to read this book, you may not want to continue reading this blog. Let’s just say that Grisham is …

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November 21, 2011

A Thanksgiving checklist to help you avoid a holiday in the hospital, from our Michigan injury lawyers William Shatner is getting attention this Thanksgiving holiday for another satiric commercial. But this funny commercial for State Farm has a great message: Be careful with your turkey fryer! Why does Shatner care? Well, more cooking fires occur …

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