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Troubled nursing home to shut down in July

A troubled nursing home in New Jersey will close its doors for good by July 16. The nursing home, known as the Mount Laurel Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, has been on the list of the country's most troubled facilities for 19 months and has shown no improvement.

The nursing home made the announcement about the closure itself, saying that it has lost certifications from both Medicare and Medicaid. The nursing home also noted that it would go dark on June 16, 2017, which it did. The nursing home used to be part of the Centers Health Care Family, which also operates homes in Hammonton and Deptford, New Jersey. The company is headquartered in New York.

Spotting a drunk driver on the roads of Michigan

One of the most difficult problems for law enforcement to solve is that of drunk driving. This is a problem that likely will never go away, so long as people continue to make bad decisions. Here are some tips for spotting a drunk driver on the roads of Michigan so you can proactively keep yourself out of a tragic situation.

There are plenty of different signs that potential drunk drivers give when operating a motor vehicle, but the following are some of the most common:

The facts you need about Michigan's no-fault insurance

In Michigan, you are required to have no-fault insurance coverage. This coverage is required to obtain your vehicle's license plates. If you end up losing that insurance, it's no longer legal to drive your car.

When an accident takes place and the parties have no-fault insurance, the insurance kicks in right away and begins to pay for wage loss benefits, medical expenses and damage caused to other people's property.

All about no-fault car insurance

No-fault car insurance can be a controversial topic and has been in the state of Michigan. It is a type of insurance that helps those who have it reduce the chances of heading to litigation or reducing potential litigation costs. This insurance pays personal injury claims promptly most of the time includes personal injury protection (PIP). It helps to pay the medical care of each insured person after an accident.

When a car accident occurs and patients are rushed to the hospital in a no-fault insurance state, if the patients file claims with their providers, the insurance companies must pay those claims. The claims must be paid even without knowing who was at fault for the accident. The claims filed typically cover medical expenses and lost wages if the patients miss time away from work.

How to prevent burn injuries during grilling season

With the barbecue season upon us, millions of people will light the grill multiple nights per week to cook burgers, dogs, chicken and more. With some of the best grilling spots in the state of Michigan, it's time to take a look at how you can prevent burn injuries during the barbecue season this summer.

It goes without saying, but all grills should be used outdoors. They should be placed away from the home, deck, cars, garages, overhangs, trees and any other item that can catch fire. Always clean the grill after each use to prevent the buildup of grease that can cause a fire. Never leave a lit grill unattended.

3 motorists in Warren struck by flying concrete; 1 critical

A trio of recent incidents on Interstate 696 has raised the concern of the Michigan State Police and officials with at least two state agencies.

As reported by local media station WDIV, three motorists had their vehicles damaged and one driver suffered critical injuries from chunks of concrete that broke off from the highway and crashed through the windshields of their cars.

What does no fault car insurance mean in Michigan?

Michigan residents know that the vehicle insurance system here is the no fault system. This type of insurance is a good thing and a bad, depending on which side of an issue you are on.

Making a claim under the no fault insurance system means that you will turn to your own insurance company for benefits if a crash occurs. There are some instances in which a person might need to seek compensation for an injury that occurs during a crash. This usually occurs when the injury is catastrophic.

Legislature discussing no fault insurance in Michigan

The Michigan legislature is once again discussing no fault insurance. The discussion is centered around reforms to no fault insurance in the automotive industry. Outside of the state budget, the most discussed topic in the legislature of late has been no fault insurance and the automotive industry in the state of Michigan.

The state of Michigan has some of the highest automotive insurance rates in the country. The state also has the highest payout rate for catastrophic injury claims stemming from vehicle crashes in the entire country. The legislature is working to figure out how to maintain coverage options while containing costs. There has been no plan introduced in the legislature yet, but many lawmakers believe it is coming soon.

Know the signs of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to serious complications for the patient and even death. If you have been involved in an accident at work, school or on the road, symptoms can develop immediately. There are times where symptoms do not manifest until days, weeks or months after the injury occurred. Here are the signs of traumatic brain injury.

If you have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, the symptoms of the injury can include any of the following:

National bike month teaches safety throughout May

The month of May is National Bike Month. It teaches safety to not only bicyclists, but also motorists. Staying safe on the roads while riding a bike is important. There is only so much a bicyclist can do to keep themselves safe. The rest relies on the motorists around them and how they operate their vehicles.

One of the biggest mistakes bicyclists make is riding against traffic. This is a big no-no. Bicyclists should always ride with the flow of traffic. This makes it easier for vehicles and bicycles to abide by the rules and laws of the road.

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