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Kalamazoo Auto Accident Attorneys and Survivor Loss Benefits in Michigan

Kalamazoo Auto Accident Lawyer

Under Michigan’s no-fault law, if you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident, you may be entitled to survivor loss benefits from the driver’s insurance company, regardless of who was at fault. Survivor loss benefits are a form of monetary support provided to family members to make up for loss of financial support, income, household services and more. If you’ve recently lost a family member in a motor vehicle accident, it’s essential that you contact an auto accident attorney to see if you can collect survivor loss benefits.

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Three Key Items to Gather After an Auto Accident

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After you’ve been involved in an auto accident, gathering the necessary documentation and evidence can be daunting, especially if you’re recovering from an injury. With your physical recovery, it can be challenging to find the time to identify, gather and sort all of the items that you need to successfully present your case in a court of law. However, you’ll thank yourself later for taking the time to save a number of key items that will help your auto accident attorney formulate a solid, strategic plan that will yield results when your case goes to trial. In this post, we’re going to look at three essential items that you’ll want to round up after you’ve been in a car accident.

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Learn About Your Loved Ones’ Rights While They Are in a Nursing Home

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If you have parents, grandparents or relatives that are transitioning into a nursing home, it’s important that you learn about their rights. As they may be unable to remember or understand them, you must act as their first line of protection against nursing home abuse and neglect. Whether they are being denied the opportunity to remain active or they are being physically abused, your loved ones have very clearly defined rights and, should those rights be violated, it is up to you to step in. In this post, we’re going to take a look at a handful of the rights that nursing home residents have.

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Hazardous Materials and Worker’s Compensation Claims

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Hazardous materials laws, labeling and requirements are one of the most difficult aspects of personal injury law to navigate. Because of the highly specialized chemical nature of these materials and the often delayed medical responses, many workers are uncertain about whether or not they have a case. At Giffels Law Office, we’d like to use this opportunity to educate workers about their rights and how they can exercise those rights when they feel that they’ve incurred medical expenses as a result of hazardous materials at their workplace.

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Steps to Take after You’ve Been Bitten by a Dog

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In Michigan, we have what is called “strict liability” when it comes to victims of dog attacks. If you are attacked without provocation, you are entitled to damages from the dog’s owner. In order to win your case and collect damages, however, you will need to be able to prove four things. First, you must show that you actually were attacked or injured. Second, you must prove that the person being sued is the owner of the dog. Third, you must show that you didn’t provoke the attack. Finally, you must prove that you were acting peaceably in a place that you had a right to be. In order to prove these things, it’s important to take a few simple steps immediately after you are bitten.

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Dos and Don’ts After a Personal Injury Auto Accident


If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know that it is a scary and confusing event. Aside from the worries of whether all of your passengers are okay, a flood of secondary concerns come at a rapid pace. Is your car still operable? If not, how will you get to work? Will insurance cover the damages to your vehicle? These questions can be overwhelming and often lead to actions that are detrimental to your ability to recoup any damages, losses or reimbursements that you are owed. Today, we’re going to look at a few “dos” and “don’ts” to keep in mind after you’ve been in a personal injury auto accident.

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Steps to Protect Your Loved One from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect


It’s not an easy decision to place an elderly loved one into a nursing home or other long-term care facility. It’s made even harder if you face the uncertainty of whether your parent or relative will receive the proper care. Even worse can be the fear of criminal neglect and assault.

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer


When you have been seriously hurt in an accident, you need a lawyer whom you can trust. Several factors must be taken into account when selecting a lawyer for your personal injury case. The US Federal Trade Commission recommends the following considerations when looking for a lawyer for your personal injury case:

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Prevention for Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse


Placing your loved ones in a nursing home comes with many feelings, and a concern for their care is certainly at the top of that list, especially with the reality that abuse and neglect occurs in these homes. But there are many ways that families, friends, staff, nurses, and facilities can help prevent these situations.

The four most common forms of neglect are emotional or social neglect, personal hygiene neglect, basic needs neglect, and medical neglect. And the chances of neglect and abuse increase based on a number of factors. Below you will find strategies that both the nursing home and friends and family of the patients can use to promote prevention.

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Risk Management 101 for Dog Owners


As a dog owner and a personal injury attorney with an insurance background, I would like to think I am in a good position to dole out advice to my fellow canine lovers.

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