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Michigan family files wrongful death suit after boy, 11, killed

The family an 11-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a patrol car has filed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit.

The boy was struck by the car, being driven by a Calhoun County Sheriff Department deputy, on May 28. The accident occurred at Michigan Avenue at Lenon Street, just east of the entrance to the Leila Arboretum, in Battle Creek, Michigan.

3 children die in accident between pickup and Amish buggy

Tragically, three children have now passed away after a car accident involving a red pickup truck and a horse-drawn carriage. The carriage was carrying seven people at the time that it was hit by the truck.

The crash happened on Friday, June 7. A six-year-old child and a two-year-old child both passed away at the scene of the crash. A four-year-old child had life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but the child passed away from those injuries a few days later, on June 10.

Spinal cord injuries vary in severity

Spinal cord injuries can come from a variety of accidents, but they all can lead to serious problems for the victims. The effect on victims depend on the type of the injury and the location. In some cases, individuals may have injuries that seem serious at first but that eventually lead to the recovery of some function.

It is important to be realistic about what is possible with your injury. One thing that matters greatly is what type of effort you are ready to put into your recovery. Sometimes, patients have to work hard in therapy if they are going to be able to regain as much function as possible.

Daylight Saving Time linked to car accidents

You already dislike Daylight Saving Time in the spring. Michigan still uses this system, forcing everyone to "spring forward" once a year and then "fall back" in the fall. While the second one isn't so bad, giving you an extra hour to sleep, the change in the spring means you lose an hour of sleep. If you already have to get up at 6:00 for work, now it feels like you're getting up at 5:00.

Well, now you have another reason to dislike the change: Researchers have linked it to an increase in car accidents, injuries and fatalities. Some have even said that it is one of the single most dangerous days to be on the road every year.

Do you have a derivative damages claim after a spouse's wreck?

A catastrophic auto accident often affects more than just those who were injured in the collision. The uninjured spouses of those who suffered injuries and damages in the accident can also be victims.

You may wonder how that can be. Consider how that spouse's life will also change after the wreck. There are many aspects of the marriage that may have been torn asunder and that may never be repaired.

Tips for helping someone with burn injuries

You get into a car accident and the vehicle catches on fire. A loved one suffers burn injuries before you can get them out of the car.

As bystanders quickly call 911 to get proper medical assistance, you need to know what to do right now to give them as much help as possible. Below are a few tips that can help:

  • Remove any clothing that is burned or smoldering, as it could still burn the skin below, even if it appears that the fire is out.
  • In some cases, clothing may stick to the person's damaged skin. This can make it very painful to remove and could make their injuries worse. Just cut around those areas and remove as much of the clothing as you can.
  • Remember that burned areas tend to swell up, and they can do it quickly. Take off watches, belts, necklaces and anything else the person is wearing that may be a problem when the swelling begins.
  • If you have access to cold water, put it on a piece of cloth and hold it on the burned area.
  • Attempt to clean the area and then cover it to keep it clean until help arrives.
  • If you have mild painkillers, like acetaminophen, you can give it to the person to make the pain more manageable. When the emergency crews arrive, though, make sure you tell them about the medicine.

Michigan man continues recovery from crash that killed wife, son

A 38-year-old Michigan man continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a March 9 crash that killed his wife and their 3-year-old son.

And recently, the other driver involved in the crash – a 55-year-old Illinois man – was arrested on felony charges in connection with their deaths. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, causing death, as well as operating under the influence, causing an incapacitating injury.

How are you celebrating National Bike Month?

Welcome to the 63rd annual National Bike Month. The purpose of the designation is to celebrate bicycle riding for people of all walks of life and the benefits that biking provides them.

In fact, today, May 17, is "Bike to Work Day," a part of National Bike to Work Week, which runs from May 13 to 19. Even if you didn't ride your bike to work today, you can still make time for a ride around your Rochester neighborhood this evening.

Analyzing the damages resulting from a catastrophic injury

If a loved one has recently been involved in a serious accident, their injuries may have been catastrophic. This can have a devastating effect not only on their own life but on the lives of all those who love them and depend on them. Those who experience catastrophic injuries have often suffered some form of brain or spinal injury that can severely impact the way that they are able to continue living their lives.

No amount of money will never be able to compensate the victim and their loved ones for the amount of pain and suffering that has been endured. However, making a claim for damages can help pay for expensive medical bills and much needed services that will help improve the quality of life of the injured person. This is why it is important to have the case fully analyzed, enabling the extent of the physical, emotional and financial damages to be quantified. The following are some key things that will be considered when evaluating a case in Michigan.

Michigan takes steps toward solving no-fault insurance woes

Legislators in Michigan are making progress toward an overhaul of the state's no-fault auto insurance system, which is expected to benefit consumers through cost savings.

Both the state House and Senate have passed bills that would provide additional options for insurance coverage and guarantee a reduction in rates of at least 10 percent -- and with some choices, significantly higher -- for the personal injury protection part of the no-fault insurance policy.

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