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How to Best Approach Your Disability Claim

Disability Lawyer
12/5/2016

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness that has left you unable to work, everyday events can become harrowing experiences. Suddenly, small car repairs, household upkeep and electric bills become difficult – if not impossible – to overcome. With no income and an influx of bills, it’s easy to fall prey to pessimism, throw your hands in the air and give up hope.

At Giffels Law, though, we’re here to reassure you that there are steps that you can take to get things back on track. Today, we’re going to look at a couple tips that will help you navigate these troublesome circumstances.

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What You Need To Know About Construction Site Injuries

Auto Accident Attorney
11/7/2016

In America, construction accounts for 6% of the workforce and 20% of workplace fatalities. In addition to this, over 400,000 people suffer injuries while working on construction sites. With those alarming numbers in mind, it’s important for every construction worker to know their rights when it comes to workplace safety and the responsibilities of their employer.

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An Alarming Percentage of Car Accidents Involve Cell Phones

Auto Accident Attorney
10/11/2016

A report issued in 2013 shows that there is a direct correlation between using a cell phone while behind the wheel and car accidents. It is truly important for an auto accident attorney to uncover the reason for an auto accident that has caused death or serious injury. Any and all data compiled will help build a case for stricter punishments and more investigations, which will help keep everyone safer while they’re on the road. 

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Organizing Medical Bills and Other Documents After Being Injured in an Auto Accident

no fault lawsuit
9/6/2016

After being involved in an auto accident, the stress of managing all of the logistics can be overwhelming. From filling out paperwork and making phone calls to visiting doctors and tracking medical bills, it’s easy to get lost in the process. However, it is essential to your case that you properly sort your medical bills. While you could stuff them all into a drawer or filing cabinet, it pays to keep them organized so that your attorney can properly reference them when pursuing your no fault lawsuit. In this post, we’re going to discuss what documents you should keep and, more importantly, what to do with them to best ensure a favorable outcome in your case.

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

Auto Accident Attorney
8/18/2016

One of the most important (and costly) benefits in your no fault Michigan auto policy is Personal Injury Protection (PIP). The medical 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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What to Do If You Are Injured In a Traffic Accident

Auto Accident Attorney
6/15/2016

When disaster strikes, it helps to be mentally prepared. In the case of auto accidents, this means understanding the situation and reacting accordingly. In many cases, victims are so overwhelmed by the circumstances that give in to actions that, in the long run, do not benefit their ability to achieve a favorable outcome. In this post, we’re going to give you five quick pieces of advice that will help you respond appropriately after you’ve been injured in a car accident.

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The Cold, Hard Statistics on Dangerous Driving Decisions

Auto Accident Attorney
5/3/2016

From time to time, we’re all guilty of making bad decisions. When those decisions are made behind the wheel, though, they can have catastrophic, life-changing consequences. A recent survey by AAA has shown that 87% of Michigan drivers engaged in risky behavior while driving their vehicle. While most of these decisions didn’t result in dire consequences, they are, unfortunately, one of the leading causes of auto accidents in Michigan. In this post, we’re going to discuss some of the statistics reported in this AAA report and offer a few suggestions to keep you – and your passengers – safe.

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Should Police Be Able to do a Roadside Scan of Your Electronic Devices if You’re Pulled Over?

Personal Injury Attorney Kalamazoo
4/20/2016

Many Americans believe that a “textalyzer” law is long overdue. The number of accidents caused by distracted drivers as the result of texting has continued to rise. Research has shown that texting while driving creates a risk of crashing in line with driving while drunk. Michigan law enforcement officers almost never check to see if a driver responsible for a car accident was texting. Usually only cases in which there is a fatality or serious injury, will a driver’s phone even looked at by police.

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Why Michigan Auto Insurance Rates Are the Highest In the Nation

Michigan
3/28/2016

Every month, when the auto insurance bills come in the mail, countless Michiganders heave a sigh of exasperation. With our car insurance rates coming in over 130% higher than the national average, we wonder why we’re paying so much and, more importantly, what we’re getting out of the deal. In the event of an auto accident, do we have better coverage than other Americans? If we’re injured in a car crash, will we receive higher payouts? In this post, we’re going to look at why Michigan’s citizens pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation and how those rates affect them after an accident.

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Recommendations for Winter Driving, Whiteout Conditions, Car Accidents and Pileups

winter driving
1/4/2016

With ice forming on the pavement as we speak, Michigan’s roads are quickly becoming perilous. It’s about this time that most seasoned winter drivers slow down, pay closer attention to their surroundings and, if possible, decide to stay off the roads entirely. However, car accidents are exactly that… accidents. While we often believe them to be avoidable in retrospect, the simple fact is: accidents just happen.

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