Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan Cause Serious Injuries

When cars hit pedestrians, there is a high risk of serious injury. About 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States.
Victims of automobile accidents have legal rights. If you or a family member suffered injuries in a Michigan pedestrian accident, call our experienced Michigan accident attorneys to discuss your case. We have the skill needed to successfully handle a wide variety of automobile accident cases. Our attorneys can hold the negligent parties responsible for your accident and get you the maximum monetary compensation you deserve.
You may be entitled to collect monetary damages for:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Replacement services
  • Home modification
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Attendant Care
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident, call The Thurswell Law Firm toll-free 1.866.354.5544 for a free consultation.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hospital Errors still a Problem in the United States

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine reported that hospital errors cause up to 98,000 deaths and over 1 million injuries a year in the United States.

Just 12 years later, a new study, published in the April 2011 issue of Health Affairs magazine, reported that hospital errors are ten times greater than what was previously reported. Hospital errors included medication errors, failure to correctly diagnose or treat patients, and mistakes during surgery.

If a loved one has died or if you are suffering from the consequences of medical malpractice, it is important to call The Thurswell Law Firm at once.

Call toll-free 1.866.354.5544 for a free consultation. No recovery, no fee.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Preventing Michigan Auto Accidents

Sometimes preventing an automobile accident is out of your control. But, by applying these simple steps, you can greatly reduce the chances of causing an accident.
·         Limit Cell Phone Usage
Don’t talk on the cell phone if possible, and never text while driving. Taking your eyes off the road for a couple of seconds is enough to cause a fatal accident.

·         Never Drink and Drive
If you have been drinking, ask a friend or family member to be your designated driver, or have someone call you a cab.

·         Seatbelt
Always wear a seatbelt, and make sure that your passengers are wearing one too. Also, make sure that your child is safely secured in their safety seat.

·         Follow the Speed Limit
Try to keep your speed at or under the speed limit, especially during dangerous driving conditions like rain or snow.

·         Keep Safe Distances
Make sure to keep your car at least one full car length away from the car ahead of you per every 10 mph speed you are driving. The larger gap in between gives you more time to stop if the car ahead of you has to stop quickly.

·         Limit Distractions
If you have passengers in the car, don’t turn around and talk to them. Always keep your eyes on the road.

·         Observe the Cars around You
Always make sure to observe the cars around you. Before changing lanes, make sure that there are no cars in your blind spots. Also, watch for cars that are switching lanes. Just because you see them doesn’t always mean they see you.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident, call The Thurswell Law Firm toll-free 1.866.354.5544 for a free consultation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Michigan's New Law that Protects Doctors

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently passed a new bill that protects doctors if they express any kind of sympathy to their patient or patient’s family. The first section of Senate Bill 0053 says:
A statement, writing, or action that expresses sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of benevolence relating to the pain, suffering, or death of an individual and that is made to that individual or to the individual’s family is inadmissible as evidence of an admission of liability in an action for medical malpractice.
What this section is saying is if a doctor, either verbally or in writing, says that they are sorry for any pain, injuries or death caused to the patient, that statement cannot be used against them in a medical malpractice case.
This new law does not protect doctors who admit fault after they express their sympathy. Section two of the bill says:
This section does not apply to a statement of fault, negligence, or culpable conduct that is part of or made in addition to a statement, writing, or action described in subsection (1).
If your or a loved one are suffering injuries that were caused by a negligent doctor, call the Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys of The Thurswell Law Firm immediately. There are no attorney fees unless we collect money for you. Call us toll-free 1.866.354.5544 today.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorneys discuss the Importance of Helmets

In Michigan, about 114 motorcyclists die and another 3,020 motorcyclists are injured in Michigan motorcycle accidents every year. In a crash, a helmet can help protect your brain, your face, and your life.

When you are in an accident, a helmet plays an important role in keeping you safe. A helmets main purpose is to absorb the force of impact to your head. The more impact-energy absorbed, the less there is to reach your head and cause serious damage.

Although helmet safety laws are different from state to state, it is important to always wear a helmet. When you don't wear a helmet, you are leaving yourself open to serious injury, ranging from mild scratches and bruises, to more severe head injuries and even death.
Even though a helmet is the best protective gear you can wear while riding a motorcycle, you may still be injured after a Michigan motorcycle accident. If you are injured, you should speak with an experienced Michigan motorcycle attorney immediately to find out about your rights.
You may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, attendant care and pain and suffering. To speak with an experienced Michigan motorcycle accident attorney, call The Thurswell Law Firm now at 1.866.354.5544. You won't pay any legal fees unless we recover money for you.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to keep your child safe while driving

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe while riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes.
Below are some general guidelines that you should follow when choosing a safety seat for your child. It is important to choose the right seat to protect your child from injury in case of an accident.

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Correctly positioning a seat belt
When your child is old enough to wear lap and shoulder seat belts, it is important to know the correct way to wear one to prevent injury. A lap and shoulder seat belt fits correctly when:
·   The shoulder belt lies across the middle of the chest and shoulder, not the neck or throat.
·   The lap belt is across the upper thighs, not the stomach.

Make sure that your child does not put the seat belt behind their back or under their arm. This leaves their upper body unprotected and open for severe injury in an accident.

What to do if you’re in an accident
If you or your child was injured in a Michigan car accident, call The Thurswell Law Firm today to know your legal rights. You may be entitled to collect monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical and hospital bills, loss of income, and more. Call us toll-free 1.866.354.5544.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What to do after a Michigan Rear-End Accident?

One of the most common and dangerous types of Michigan car accidents is a rear-end collision. This type of wreck accounts for about 2.5 million of the approximately 6 million automobile accidents reported in the U.S. each year.

Michigan rear-end car accidents can happen nearly anywhere and at any time. However, they are most common at times when traffic slows and cars behind you cannot stop in time. This can happen: 
  • In intersections;
  • At stoplights;
  • In construction zones;
  • Merging onto highways;
  • In parking lots.
Michigan rear-end car wrecks can result in a wide range of injuries because of impact and whiplash. These can include, but are not limited to, broken bones, sprains or dislocations, back or neck injuries, and head or brain injuries that can easily be fatal.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end collision caused by a negligent driver, then you may be able to recover damages from the wreck. This financial compensation may cover: 
  • Medical bills
  • Missed time at work
  • Pain or emotional suffering
The first thing that you should do is to call a Michigan car accident attorney. The insurance companies won't just cut you a check, so having an experienced lawyer on your side ensures that your legal rights are protected.

For more information about your rights, call the Michigan car accident lawyers of the Thurswell Law Firm for a free consultation about your case. Just dial toll-free 1-866-354-5544.