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.