Monday, February 14, 2011

TLF Founder Recognized as Top Lawyer in Michigan

Gerald Thurswell, founder of The Thurswell Law Firm, has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers in "The Top 100 Trial Lawyers" for the state of Michigan. Attorneys are considered for membership in The National Trial Lawyers top 100 list based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Detroit Attorneys discuss Birth Injuries

Having a baby can be one of the most exciting moments in life. However, you never expect to hear that your baby has suffered a birth injury.

A birth injury is an injury that occurs to the baby as a result of a doctor's negligent actions or inactions either during pregnancy, the delivery process or following the birth of the baby.

Birth injuries happen at a rate of about seven in every 1,000 births. If your child, or the child of someone you love, has suffered a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, developmental delays, hydrocephalus or premature birth, call the Thurswell Law Firm today toll free at 1.866.354.5544 to discuss your legal rights. There is no fee unless we collect money for you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Automobile Accidents and No-Fault Insurance

Automobile accidents happen every day. More so now during the winter months, when driving conditions are made worse by snow and ice. Some accidents only produce minor injuries; a scratch or a bruise, maybe some damage to your car. Others, unfortunately, cause severe injuries, and can even be deadly.

Regardless of who was at fault, those who are insured are entitled to receive first-party benefits, which includes payment for medical expenses, replacement services, attendant care, and lost wages. If the accident was caused by someone else, you may also be able to receive money for pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been in an automobile accident – whether it involves a car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian – you should call an experienced attorney immediately. The Thurswell Law Firm has been recovering monetary damages for those who have been injured in automobile accidents since 1968. Call us toll free at 1.866.354.5544.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Biting Back Against Dog Bites

The Center for Disease Control recently announced that dog bites are once again on the rise.

The CDC reports that in the first six months of 2010, 16 fatal dog attacks occurred. In addition, statistics show that over 800,000 Americans need medical attention every year from dog bite injuries. Approximately 50 percent of these victims are below the age of 9.

The “Michigan Dog Bite Statute” holds owners of dogs who have bitten someone “strictly liable.” The Michigan Dog Bite Statute, MCL 287.351, states that if a dog bites a person on public property or lawfully on private property, then the owner of the dog is liable for any damages caused by the attack, unless the attack was provoked.

If you, a loved one or friend has suffered from a dog bite, call us immediately. At The Thurswell Firm, we have experienced attorneys available to give free legal advice. Call us at 866.354.5544 (toll free). There is no attorney fee unless we collect money for you.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thurswell Attorneys discuss Medical Malpractice

The Institute of Medicine reported that medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths and over 1 million injuries annually in the United States.

People suffer pain, become disabled, and sometimes lose their lives due to a health care provider’s negligence.

If you or someone you love has suffered from someone else’s negligence, call The Thurswell Law Firm toll free at 1.866.354.5544. We will do a thorough investigation to see if a medical error occurred, which has caused injury or death. There are no attorney fees unless we collect money for you.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Judy Susskind Recognized as Top Lawyer 2010

Judy Susskind, an attorney at The Thurswell Law Firm, has been recognized as one of Michigan’s “Top Lawyers of 2010” by dbusiness magazine in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation. The dbusiness magazine “Top Lawyers of 2010” recognizes attorneys who are practicing in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties who possess the highest professional ability and ethical standards.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Teenage Driving Laws in Michigan

Starting March 30th, there will be a new law affecting teen drivers
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm approved the new limitations in the fall in a nationwide effort to reduce dangerous teen driving.

The new restrictions include:
• Limited driving hours. What was once a curfew of 12 a.m. has now tightened to 10 p.m. Teen drivers are not allowed to drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless headed to or from work.
 Limited underage passengers. With the new restrictions, teen drivers are limited to one passenger, age 20 or below, unless accompanied by an adult. However, an exception to this restriction is made when driving to school or school-held events.

The restrictions will affect all 16-year-olds and some 17-year-olds.

Studies show that drivers ages 16 to 19 are the most dangerous on the road, and the risk of crashes increases significantly if they have other teens in their vehicles.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,000 teens in the United States were killed and more than 350,000 were treated for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes in 2009.

If your teenage child was involved in an accident, call the Thurswell Law Firm toll free at 1.866.354.5544 immediately. Even if your child may have caused the accident, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for injuries and losses.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that was caused by a teen driver, call us toll free at 1.866.354.5544 to talk with an experienced attorney today.

The Thurswell Law Firm is recognized by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers as Best Law Firms of 2010, Tier 1 - a survey ranking the best law firms in 171 metropolitan areas. Tier 1 is awarded to the highest ranking law firms.