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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Unnatural Causes of Michigan Birth Injuries

When the joyous occasion of welcoming a new child into the family is interrupted by the harsh reality of a Michigan birth injury, many questions immediately arise, including:
  1. How did this happen?
  2. Is there something wrong with my child?
  3. Who caused the injury?
  4. Could it have been prevented?
  5. What do I do now?
Doctors or nurses who take the wrong action, or no action at all, can cause serious injuries that have long-term implications for your family.

Some of the most common medical causes of Michigan birth injuries include:
  • Failure to timely perform a C-section;
  • Failure to prevent premature birth;
  • Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractors.
If your family has been victimized by one of these mistakes, and you believe that the injury to your child was caused or could have been prevented by a doctor or nurse, then you need to call a Michigan birth injury attorney as soon as possible.

Call the Michigan birth injury lawyers of The Thurswell Law Firm who, since 1968, have obtained millions of dollars for children who were the victims of medical malpractice. Call today at (866) 354-5544 to learn more about your legal rights. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to gain valuable information about your case.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Scary Results of Michigan Wrong Side Surgery

As hard as it is to believe, some surgeries are performed on the wrong side of the patient's body. These mistakes, clear instances of Michigan medical malpractice, can lead to serious injuries and even loss of life.

Michigan wrong side surgery occurs as the result of the negligence of the doctors and nurses in charge of the procedure. These can include: 
  • Misunderstanding a patient's symptoms;
  • Mislabeling surgery diagrams;
  • Confusion in the operating room;
  • Lack of attention/focus.
Michigan wrong side surgery can lead to serious complications. Not only is the original problem that required surgery not fixed, but it creates more problems to deal with as well. Extra surgery to reverse the original procedure, as well as perform the intended one, is likely required.

The costs of these additional procedures can add up quickly. If you are the victim of this negligence, you may face: 
  • Thousands of dollars in medical bills
  • Extra recovery time and physical therapy
  • Permanent scarring and damage
  • Extended absence from work
  • Added pain and emotional suffering
Because wrong side surgery is almost always the responsibility of negligent medical professionals, you likely have the legal right to earn compensation for costs related to the incident. Contact a Michigan medical malpractice lawyer for more information.

Call the Michigan medical malpractice attorneys of the Thurswell Law Firm today at (866) 354-5544 to schedule a free consultation about the details of your case.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Cost of Michigan Drunk Driving Accidents

Most people know that drunk driving is a dangerous and foolish act. However, many do not know just how damaging it can be. Sadly, all of the following statistics about drunk driving are TRUE:  
  • Over 10,000 people die each year in alcohol-related car accidents in the U.S.
  • One person is killed every 50 minutes in a drunk driving accident.
  • One person is injured in a drunk driving accident every minute.
  • One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
  • The average drunk driver has been drunk 87 times before being caught.
The very real lesson here is that drunk driving can lead to serious injuries and, in many cases, loss of life. You should never drink and drive, and you should talk to your kids about the dangers of drunk driving.

If you or a family member has been injured or even killed by a negligent drunk driver, then you face a harsh and difficult reality. The victims of Michigan drunk driving wrongful death accidents go beyond those that have been killed. The people left behind after fatal drunk driving accidents have to deal with many hardships, including: 
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Funeral costs
  • Medical bills and permanent losses
  • Lost wages
  • And more
Call the Michigan wrongful death attorneys at The Thurswell Law Firm if a loved one was a victim of a drunk driving accident. There is no reason that you should have to suffer the consequences of someone else's negligent behavior.

You can contact the Michigan wrongful death lawyers of The Thurswell Law Firm by calling toll free at (866) 354-5544. Schedule a free consultation about the details of your case, and gain invaluable advice about how to proceed. Do not delay any longer. Call us today!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Social Security Administration’s Narrow Definition of "Disability"

You have probably heard that if you are disabled before retirement age and can no longer work, then Social Security will help you with the necessary bills and payments for living a normal life.

What you may not know, however, is that Social Security has a very narrow definition of "disability." In essence, it only considers you disabled if your condition is full and permanent. The conditions do not apply if your disability is partial or temporary.

To comply with the Social Security's definition of disability, you must meet ALL THREE of the following conditions: 
  1. You cannot do work that you did before.
  2. You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s).
  3. Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

If you believe that you meet these conditions but are still not receiving payments, or your payments have stopped unexpectedly, then you need to seek out the help of a Michigan Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible.

These cases can be very complex, and even if the government will eventually offer you benefits, it is under tight financial restrictions. The government will make you jump through countless complex hoops of paperwork just to get what you deserve. You need an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process.

To speak with a Michigan Social Security disability lawyer, call toll-free at (866) 354-5544 and schedule a free consultation today.

The Thurswell Law Firm has been serving clients just like you in the state of Michigan since 1968. We have the necessary experience to make the government recognize your legal rights. We will work hard to help you earn the benefits that you deserve.