Personal Injury

What Waterfront Homeowners Need to Know About Michigan Premises Liability

| Jul 28, 2021 | Personal Injury,

Private home in a harbor on Lake Michigan It’s a beautiful day on the lake—the sun is out, the birds are chirping, the kids are playing in the water, and everyone’s having a great time. And then a neighbor gets hurt on your boat. Or...

Avoiding a Jet-Ski Accident

| Jul 01, 2021 | Personal Injury,

Over 1.5 million jet skis, also called personal watercraft, are registered in the U.S. In addition, more than 1,000,000 boats are registered in Michigan. Although they represent only a tiny percentage of registered recreational vessels, they are involved in approximately 20% of all reported water...

The Importance of Wearing a Life Jacket

| Jul 01, 2021 | Personal Injury,

You’ve probably heard it all your life: “Wear your life jacket, wear your life jacket.” And you undoubtedly did as a child any time you and your family were swimming or boating in a lake or the ocean or canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding in...

How to Avoid Drowning Accidents While ‘Up North’ Boating

| Jun 07, 2021 | Personal Injury,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBtI6axtvk You were having a great weekend up north on the lake. The sun was shining. The kids were having fun. You were on your boat and having a good time. Then, something went wrong on the water, and a day of boating ended with...

What Should I Do After a Pool Accident Injury

| May 25, 2021 | Personal Injury,

At Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, our experience makes us aware of some uncomfortable statistics involving teens and children in and around swimming pools. For example, did you know swimming pools account for thousands of unintentional drowning deaths annually? It is estimated that about ten people per...

Injured in an Apartment Fire? 8 Tips for Understanding Your Rights

| Apr 17, 2021 | Personal Injury,

Each year, many people are injured in an apartment fire at no fault of their own.  Often, it’s the delay of smoke alarms to alert tenants of a fire in the building. This comes as a direct result and negligence of the property owner. Each...

How to Determine Liability After a Dog Bite?

| Mar 11, 2021 | Personal Injury,

What responsibility does a dog owner have to keep others from getting bit? How is liability determined? Even the President of the United States - Joe Biden - has trouble with the family pet biting. In a recent incident, Biden's 3-year-old adopted German Shepard bit a Secret...

Snowboarding and Skiing Accident Tips

| Mar 05, 2021 | Personal Injury,

Know your limits before you hit the slopes While skiing and snowboarding safety tips might not prevent every accident imaginable, adhering to them may reduce the likelihood of you being held partially responsible for an accident out on the ski hill. Protecting yourself and others...

Personal Injury in Michigan

| Jan 22, 2021 | Legal Case Tips, Personal Injury,

[ez-toc] In general, personal injury refers to any physical, emotional, or mental injury to an individual. Personal injury is part of tort law, which is a branch of civil law that deals with harms and injustices caused by private citizens, companies, and/or branches of the...

5 Tips to Help Keep You Safe While Riding Your Bike

| Dec 09, 2020 | Personal Injury,

Safe Biking Tips for Your Ride Bicycling is one of the most popular activities for children, adults, and families across America. Sources estimate that over 103 million Americans own bicycles, and upwards of 20 million bikes are sold annually. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Covid-19 pandemic...