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Medical treatment for burn injuries

You can suffer a variety of injuries in a motor vehicle accident, with those to your skin among the most common. Burn injuries are among the most serious, as these are painful and have the potential to cause disfigurement.

If you're suffering from a burn injury, don't hesitate to call 911 to request an ambulance. Paramedics can treat your injuries at the scene, while also transporting you to a local hospital for additional care.

When does drunk driving spike?

If you want to avoid serious injuries in an auto accident, you must understand the risks that you face. One of the greatest risks is that of encountering a drunk driver. Despite the fact that driving under the influence is illegal, we still lose thousands of people in these accidents every year.

The good news is that there are ways to predict when a DUI crash is most likely. They tend to happen far more often at night. The peak hours are from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. The reasoning here is that this is when the majority of bars shut down for the night. People at house parties are also thinking about heading home. Any time past midnight is going to give you an elevated risk until a few hours before dawn.

Negotiating a fair settlement with your insurance after a crash

Residents of Michigan pay substantially more for their automobile insurance than people in almost any other state. That is because the Michigan insurance laws mandate that all drivers carry no-fault insurance.

Your policy provides you with direct coverage regardless of whether you caused the crash. The other person's policy typically covers their expenses. No-fault coverage in Michigan also extends substantially more protection than standard motor vehicle insurance policies in many other states.

A motorcycle helmet can save your life

Data published by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning shows that between 2014 and 2018, there were approximately 131 motorcycle fatalities each year. This marked an increase of over 13 annual deaths over the previous 5-year period. An increasing number of motorcyclists are dying in crashes because they're not wearing helmets when they take to the open road.

Before Michigan's mandatory helmet law was repealed back in 2012, there were only five motorcyclists who died on an annual basis due to not wearing a helmet at the time of their crash. Now that it has been repealed, 56 of those who are killed each year die because they weren't wearing helmets. This shows just how much they can potentially save lives.

Michigan team settles wrongful death lawsuit

Movies and television show dramatic murder trials that determine who is guilty and who is not, but only criminal law gets close to that type of theatrical quality. Even most criminal cases are decided through plea agreements rather than jury trials. Civil law deals with who is responsible to victims and their families for the consequences of wrongful deaths or injuries.

This sort of liability may be difficult to show in cases of deaths or injuries caused by environments or circumstances rather than willful or negligent behaviors. Investigations may turn up some surprising liabilities held by parties that did not seem initially involved.

How does no-fault insurance protect Michigan drivers?

From the forests of the Upper Peninsula to the streets of Detroit, the roads of Michigan have risks for everyone on the road. Defensive driving and avoiding traffic can only get motorists so far, and nearly everyone has some sort of collision in their memory after a few years of driving.

  • How are drivers in Michigan protected from car accidents?

Legal drivers are protected by their own insurance policies. The Wolverine State requires no-fault insurance, which means damage and injury caused by a car accident is covered by the victim's own insurance policy.

  • What is covered by no-fault insurance in terms of medical help?

Pedestrians in stark danger from left-hand turns

Any time you walk near the road, there's a bit of a risk. Pedestrians get hit every day. Many of these accidents lead to serious injuries.

However, one of the main issues you face is when someone is waiting to turn left at an intersection. This creates a situation where you may have the walk symbol and the right of way, but the driver could still easily hit you while you are legally in the crosswalk.

Negligent pool safety can lead to personal injury

The summer months in Michigan can bring opportunities for pool parties and many other fun outdoor activities. Many families enjoy time by the pool while sharing food and enjoying alcoholic beverages. While this can be a great way to celebrate the more leisurely days of summer, there are some risks to health and safety that can present themselves on these occasions.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured at a pool party, you should never simply assume that the incident was a harmless accident. The owner of the premises has a duty to keep all visitors safe where reasonably possible, and an injury on the premises may suggest that negligence has taken place.

What are common accidents that result in spinal cord injuries?

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) include any type of damage to an individual's nerves that run along their back, up to their neck and into their skull. Common impairments associated with this type of injury include a decrease in sensation or strength and even paralysis. Six common incidents frequently result in spinal cord injuries and certain types of people are affected by them more than others.

The type of event that causes the most SCIs are motorcycle and other automobile crashes. At least half of all of them are caused by these types of incidents every year. Although it's unclear if it's related, an individual's consumption of alcohol can be attributed to at least a quarter of all SCIs that occur.

Prepare for a safe holiday weekend

Residents of Rochester are gearing up for another long Fourth of July holiday weekend. If your holiday plans include travel, you should be aware that the days immediately prior to and just after the Fourth of July typically see a surge in auto accidents due to the increased traffic on the roads.

You don't have to be driving hundreds of miles to get into a collision. You could get rear-ended or T-boned on your way to a barbecue with friends or to watch the fireworks with your kids. When it comes to accidents, they can occur at any given moment.

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