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Truck Accidents: A Note from Your Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

Recently, I receieved an email from a representative of the Sleep Help Institute. They had read one of our previous blog posts that showed lack of (or poor) sleep as a significant factor in auto accidents leading to serious personal injury. 

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Automobile Accidents... Cause and Origin from Your Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

Auto Accident Attorney

When you think of horrible auto crashes (unfortunately I do...lots) what do you think of first when it comes to causation? I think most people would think drunk driving, for good reason. Speeding, or otherwise disobeying traffic laws? Sure, that has to be a biggee, right? 

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Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kalamazoo

Personal Injury Lawyer in Kalamazoo

I speak to tons of people on a regular basis who believe they are in need of a personal injury lawyer in Kalamazoo. The vast majority of these people I do not end up representing for a number of reasons. However, I always ask these folks how they found their way to me. Although unscientific, the data I have collected in my head is very important to me. In this post, I will share some of the things I have learned over the 23 years I have been doing this.

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How to Know When it’s Time to Settle with the Other Driver’s Insurance Company

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If the other driver’s insurance company is trying to settle with you right away, they know their driver was at fault, and you probably could build a good case against them. Obviously, it’s important to gather all relevant information after an auto accident, but it’s also important you’re careful about when and how much information you give out. If the other driver’s insurance company is strongly requesting information, it’s best to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Kalamazoo first. 

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Information about Survivor Loss Benefits from Your Kalamazoo Auto Accident Lawyer

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Lawyer

One of the things included in many Michigan no fault insurance auto policies are survivor loss benefits. This means that if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, you may be entitled to these benefits no matter who was deemed at fault. The purpose of survivor loss benefits are monetary and are used to supplement the loss of income, financial support, household services, and more that occur when a loved one is lost due to a an auto accident. If you or someone you know have lost someone in an auto accident, please contact a trusted Kalamazoo auto accident lawyer to help you collect these benefits you’re owed. 

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Highs and Lows of a Kalamazoo Personal Injury Lawyer

Kalamazoo Personal Injury Lawyer

I am going to get a bit retrospective here. i have been a Kalamzoo personal injury lawyer for nearly a quarter of a century and would like to look back for a moment at some of the points in my career that have provided me so very much joy and, yes, so much sorrow. 

Let's start with the highs:

1) Sometimes, it's the little things. I have a file in my desk containing some of the hand written cards and notes I have received over the years. Believe it or not, I have never thrown this stuff out. It is gold. I am not going to share the personal nature of these notes, but these little things are a constant reminder for me that what I do can (sometimes) make a difference in people's life's that I do not even see. A couple cards were even written by people I did not even represent. Wow. That means so very much.

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Nuts and Bolts of an Automobile [Accident] From Your Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

You never want to get seriously hurt in an automobile accident, trust me. As a lawyer who specializes in representing those that do, I am constantly working on methods and practices to improve the outcome in these cases. By "improved outcome" I am referring to quicker and larger settlements and verdicts. For those unfortunate few who are forced to deal with the aftermath of an automobile accident, I thought I might share some of the things I tell my clients as we wade through the mess. Here they are:

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A Day in the Life (of a Kalamazoo Personal Injury Attorney)

Kalamazoo Personal Injury Attorney

The Beatles song rings through my head as I post this...wake up, get out of bed, drag a comb across my head...but I digress.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident (or another type of accident) and have hired a lawyer or are looking to do so you might want to know what goes on while your attorney works on your case. It may seem like nothing, and at times you are right, nothing. Lots of time is spent waiting for responses. However, I will try and fill the void by explaining what goes on from the personal injury lawyer's point of view during the pendency of a case.

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So-Called "Self Driving" Cars: A Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney's Perspective.

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

Having dealt with automobile accidents and injuries for nearly 30 years of my life (23 years as a Kalamazoo auto accident attorney and 6 years as a claims adjuster) lots of people ask me about the latest rage in the automobile industry, that being self driving cars. It is an exciting concept that we are moving towards no doubt. The idea of just plugging in your destination and letting your onboard computer system do the rest has Detroit and Silicon Valley buzzing. Google and Apple are both investing heavily in products and automotive heavyweights such as BMW, Mercedes and Tesla are racing to get their products onto the streets.

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Five Tips for Making Sure You Get Paid Medical Benefits After an Auto Accident

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorney

One of the most costly benefits in your no fault Michigan auto policy is Personal Injury Protection (PIP). These benefits can either coordinate with your medical insurance policy which would mean the auto insurance pays secondary or not coordinate which would mean the auto insurance pays primary. Either way, PIP benefits may cover your medical expenses, medical mileage, in-home care services, wage loss, and replacement services for things like chores and childcare. 

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