Category: Personal Injury

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Michigan

Whether it’s losing control on icy roads, a deer that jumps out of the tree line, or a driver not paying attention, you or a loved one will likely be involved in a car accident at some point in your life. According to Michigan State Police, in 2020, Michigan roads saw 245,432 crashes, making the…

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Slip and Fall Accidents in Michigan: Do I Have a Case?

During the summer, Michigan shines with beautiful waterways, gorgeous beaches, and warm days. In the winter, however, our parking lots and sidewalks fill with ice and snow. If you slipped and fell on public or commercial property, one of your first thoughts might be about litigation. After all, falls can cause physical injury and have…

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Everything You Need to Know

When a family member dies because of a person’s or entity’s negligence or misconduct, the decedent’s Estate can make a wrongful death claim or file a lawsuit for losses such as loss of society and companionship; medical expenses; and funeral expenses. A suit of this kind seeks monetary compensation on behalf of the Estate’s interested…

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Understanding Car Accident Pain & Suffering Claims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury car accident, there is a good chance you’re going to hear the term “pain and suffering.” Understanding pain and suffering is important as you pursue your personal injury or wrongful death case. What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?…

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Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?

Michigan Car Accident Liability Laws The question of liability after a car accident isn’t always clear. If you live in Michigan, you might be wondering why fault matters — we live in a no-fault state, right? While no-fault auto insurance ensures that claims for crash-related expenses are reimbursed by an insurance carrier, such as medical…

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What to Do After a Boating Accident in Michigan

Boating accidents in Michigan are common. If involved in a boating accident that causes serious bodily injury, you need a boating accident lawyer. …

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Michigan Dog Bite Laws: Your Rights and Representation

While we like to think our pets are perfect, it’s true that even the most docile dog can unexpectedly bite and cause serious injury. And it doesn’t matter if the bite was an accident. Most dog bites, in fact, are accidents. It’s still likely compensable under Michigan dog bite laws. Understand your rights as a…

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THE NEW NO-FAULT SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On July 1, 2020, Michigan’s new Auto Law will take full effect. While Michigan drivers were previously required to purchase unlimited No-Fault PIP benefits, drivers can now opt for less medical coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. Under the new law, drivers can choose from various coverage levels, including: $50,000 (if a Medicaid recipient); $250,000;…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips | Dingeman & Dancer, PLC

How to Prepare for Winter Driving Winter in northern Michigan is always exciting. From whiteouts to ice, we’re well versed in what the season may bring. So, it’s important to remember key driving tips to keep yourself and others safe on our snowy roadways. Read on to learn about the legal issues surrounding winter driving…

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New Law Aims to Lower Insurance Premiums

Author: Ashley Wahl On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the new No-Fault legislation into law. The law seeks to reduce insurance premiums by giving drivers the opportunity to choose various levels of No-Fault coverage. While reduced rates may seem alluring, they should not come at the expense of important No-Fault Benefits. Thus, drivers…

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