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Keep Your Paws Off: How to Stop a Dog from Biting

May 08, 2020 in Personal Injury,

During these difficult times, nothing is more refreshing than asking your dog, “Do you want to go for a walk?” and taking a spin around the neighborhood. Your dog is delighted to spend work time playing with their favorite person and you’re soothed by the...

Protecting Your Family from Dog Bites

May 05, 2020 in Personal Injury,

If you’re like many people these days, you’re spending more quality time at home and taking advantage of fresh air when you can get it. Unfortunately, this can also mean less than friendly interactions with your neighborhood dogs.  Under Michigan’s leash law, which dates back...

What is a School’s Responsibility in Sexual Abuse Cases?

January 31, 2020 in Personal Injury,

Your child is a bright student, with good grades, an active social life, and an overall happy outlook. Then something shifted. You watched your child change before your eyes. Where they once loved learning, they’re now fearful, depressed, and dread going to school at all,...

Sexual Harassment: When You Should Talk to a Lawyer

January 24, 2020 in Personal Injury,

You like your workplace, and you get along with almost everyone in it. But there’s one coworker who sets you on edge. And now, that coworker made a lewd comment at a work event.  It’s not the first time this has happened, and each time...

Understanding Sexual Assault from a Trusted Person or a Person in Power or Authority

August 22, 2019 in Personal Injury,

One person, in a position of authority or dominance relative to another person, exerts their authority over the other person through sexual conduct.  You see, despite its name, sexual assault isn’t about sex. It’s a way of using sex to establish power--which is why so...

Know Your Rights Regarding Sexual Assault in the Workplace

July 18, 2019 in Personal Injury,

The typical worker spends 33% of their time (55 hours) each week participating in work-related activities. The time we spend at work has a significant effect on our overall emotional and physical health. If you’re a victim of sexual assault in the workplace, those 55...

A Bus Driver is Responsible to Properly Secure a Wheelchair to the Bus Restraint System

May 27, 2019 in Personal Injury,

In the unpublished decision of Estate of Rita H. Hughes v City of Livonia, No. 340447 (April 30, 2019), the Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that there were sufficient questions of fact to avoid dismissal of a claim involving serious personal injuries sustained by...

Appeals Court Holds Landlord Cannot Avoid Responsibility for Shopping Center Parking Lot Completely Covered in Ice

April 08, 2019 in Personal Injury,

Michigan Case Law Updates Livings v Sage’s Investment Group, LLC - Unpublished MI Court of Appeals Decision, Docket No. 339152, February 26, 2019 In a 2-1 decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a Macomb County Circuit Court’s denial of a commercial landlord’s motion for...

The Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents

February 11, 2019 in Personal Injury,

According to an old joke, there are two seasons in Michigan: winter and construction. But construction workers know that the risks of the job are present no matter the season or time of day. In fact, construction workers, along with extraction and transportation workers, accounted...

When Can You Sue Outside of Michigan Workers Compensation?

February 08, 2019 in Personal Injury,

According to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2017. More than 800,000 of them resulted in days away from work. That’s on top of the 5,147 fatal work-related injuries. If you’re like most...