September 11, 2013
The Michigan Car Accident Lawyers with Stroble Law explain that drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions today. In fact, data from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning shows that roughly 4 percent of all collisions in Michigan during 2012 listed alcohol as a contributing factor.
Drunk driving accidents were also responsible for claiming 281 lives and leaving another 5,475 motorists with injuries. These numbers mean that nearly one-third of all of Michigan’s traffic fatalities involved alcohol that year.
In an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents, the Michigan State Police are planning to launch a campaign using a specially designed vehicle to get the message to motorists that drunk driving can land them in jail, or worse, kill someone.
According to an article from MLive.com, the front half of the vehicle resembles a police cruiser, while the back half is designed to look like a taxicab. The car will be displayed at events throughout the state and will offer a message to motorists to “Choose A Ride”.
The campaign will also feature depictions of the car on billboards across the state.
Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers applauds the efforts being made to keep the state’s highways safe and hope the campaign is effective in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road.
September 9, 2013
The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Stroble Law point out that one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities is contact with objects or equipment on job sites. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that these types of accidents are responsible for roughly 16 percent of all deaths on-the-job last year alone, accounting for more than 500 fatalities.
Last week, a 25-year-old construction worker was killed as a result of such an accident involving contact with a piece of equipment. Reports indicate the accident happened Thursday at the site of a road construction project that was underway in Grand Haven Township.
An article from the Detroit Free Press explained that the worker was conducting his duties when another employee operating a tractor at the site began to reverse the piece of equipment. Both the tractor’s operator and the victim failed to recognize one another and the tractor ran the victim over.
Investigators are continuing to examine what contributing factors may have played a part in the accident, as well as if the incident could have been prevented.
Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the difficulty of losing a loved one to a work-related accident. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who was killed.
September 6, 2013
The Michigan Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lawyers with Stroble Law explain that studies are showing a growing number of Americans afflicted with infections that are spread through sexual contact. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed the number of patients afflicted with some of the most common STDs has been skyrocketing in recent years.
Studies by the agency showed a steady increase in the number of patients who are over the age of 65-years-old being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Researchers found that from 2008 to 2010, roughly 10 percent of all new cases of HIV/AIDS affected this particular age demographic. Some of the common reasons believed to be at fault are a lack of using protective measures and failure to educate seniors about the dangers of such diseases.
Similar results were found in data collected regarding cases of chlamydia and syphilis as well.
This leaves many citizens wondering what they can do to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers explains that using condoms during sexual intercourse is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
The firm goes on to explain that if a person suspects they have been exposed to a disease through sexual contact, they should get tested immediately. Doing so can not only lead to quicker treatment and prevention of the disease being spread further, but can also help in holding the person responsible for the infection accountable for his or her actions.
September 4, 2013
The popularity of cycling is growing across the state of Michigan with more bicycles recorded traveling along the state’ roadways than ever before. The Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyers with Stroble Law point out that this increase in volume may lead to more collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles.
In 2012, there were a total of 1,616 accidents that resulted in the deaths of 20 cyclists. Such a crash recently claimed the life of a 25-year-old man and left his girlfriend critically injured. Reports show the crash happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Monday in the town of Clearwater.
According to a story from Bay News 9, the victims are seen riding a tandem bicycle along the road when police believe the driver of a 1997 Nissan pickup truck hit them. The truck fled the scene following the accident.
Collisions like these leave many cyclists wondering what they can do to stay safe from harm when riding. Experts tend to agree that wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to decrease the chances of injury or death in the event of an accident.
Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how devastating bicycle accidents can be and encourage anyone who has been injured due to another person’s negligence while riding to discuss their legal options with an attorney.
August 30, 2013
Slowing and stopping trucks can be an arduous task due to their size and weight. In fact, studies have shown it can take fully loaded tractor-trailers up to a mile to stop when traveling at highway speeds. The Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers with Stroble Law explain that stopping distance was found to be a contributing factor in two recent accidents along the state’s highways.
A story from CBS-Detroit News stated a 42-year-old man was operating a tow truck along I-96 outside of the town of Milford when another vehicle suddenly careened across three lanes of traffic and cut off a tractor-trailer. The semi truck attempted to avoid a collision with the car by slamming on its brakes.
However, the driver of the tow truck, who was following the big rig, was unable to stop in time and slammed into the rear of the tractor-trailer.
An accident occurred earlier in the day along the same stretch of interstate, outside the town of Webberville, under similar circumstances.
Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers says the string of accidents highlights the need for motorists to allow commercial trucks more space on the road. Motorists should remember to allow enough room when following a tractor-trailer to see the truck’s side-view mirrors. This ensures the truck’s driver is able to see the other vehicles surrounding them as well.
August 28, 2013
Distracted driving is becoming one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents today. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,331 people lost their lives as the result of crashes caused by distracted drivers in 2011.
The Michigan Car Accident Lawyers with Stroble Law point out that a distracted driving accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 25-year-old man recently. Reports indicate the crash occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday morning at the corner of 56th Street South and 140th Avenue.
According to an article from M Live, the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer SUV was traveling northbound along 56th when he became distracted and crossed over the center dividing line of the road. His vehicle then struck a Kia Spectra heading in the opposite direction head-on. The impact of the crash killed the lone occupant of the Spectra and left the distracted driver injured.
Many motorists are wondering what is being done to prevent these crashes from occurring in the future. Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers explains that legislators have passed regulations prohibiting motorists from texting and driving in the state. However, experts tend to believe a greater awareness of the problem and its dangers is the best solution.
This is why the firm suggests motorists refrain from using hand-held electronic devices while driving. We should each encourage others to do the same as well.
August 26, 2013
The population of Detroit may be in decline, city officials say there has been a dramatic rise in the number of stray dogs roaming the city’s streets. The Michigan Dog Bite Injury Lawyers with Stroble Law explain how the increasing number of strays has led to a surge in canine attacks recorded in the metro area.
According to an article published by Bloomberg News, there are as many as 50,000 stray dogs in the city alone. These animals were responsible for a portion of the more than 900 bite reports made last year alone. For instance, one woman was attacked and bitten by two stray dogs as she sat on the front porch of her home four months ago. The attack resulted in the woman losing part of her scalp and being hospitalized for several days.
City officials say the problem began as poverty ran rampant through the city and owners began abandoning dogs. Owners could not afford to keep them and animal shelters couldn’t either. At the same time, the dog population in the city was rising due to the volume of illegal dog fighting events taking place.
The problem has led to a need for citizens to be more aware of the dangers of dog attacks. Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers says citizens should never approach or try to pet strange dogs without owners’ permission.
August 23, 2013
An average of 30 percent of all nursing home residents will be the victims of abuse or neglect within the next year. The Michigan Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers with Stroble Law point out that the numbers may be even bleaker for residents of assisted living facilities in Michigan, considering the state has one of the highest elder abuse and neglect rates in the nation.
According to a report compiled by Families For Better Care, Michigan was just one of 11 states to receive the lowest grade of “F” when using a number of parameters to measure a state’s success at preventing abuse and neglect of the elderly.
The report found Michigan had the highest percentage of nursing homes cited for severe deficiencies in the nation. Furthermore, researchers concluded that every nursing home in the state had received at least one deficiency for violations of state and federal law, with more than half receiving severe deficiencies.
The study found poor staffing levels to be a major contributing factor to the state’s failing nursing home grade.
The findings leave many Michigan citizens wondering what they can do to protect their loved ones living at nursing homes form harm. Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers say visiting often and asking caregivers plenty of questions is one of the best ways to protect your loved ones from harm.
August 21, 2013
The Michigan Car Accident Lawyers with Stroble Law explain that most motorists recognize the dangers drinking and driving, but many do not realize the same hazards are posed by drugged driving. Experts say the problem may also be more serious than previously believed. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2009 showed a total of 18 percent of drivers fatally injured in accidents tested positive for drugs.
A 25-year-old man was recently sentenced for his part in causing a drugged driving accident that claimed the life of a 37-year-old man and seriously injured the victim’s daughter. The crash happened on Heights Ravenna Road in Sullivan Township on June 16, 2012.
According to an article from M Live, the victims were heading west along the road in a Ford Focus when they were suddenly struck head on by an eastbound pickup truck being driven by the drugged driver.
The driver responsible for the crash told police he had smoked marijuana prior to the crash, which was confirmed with testing. He was charged with driving while intoxicated causing death and will spend at least four years in prison for his crimes.
Stroble Law’s team of Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers encourages motorists to stay safe on the road by refraining from getting behind the wheel after consuming anything that may impair judgment or the ability to operate machinery safely.
August 19, 2013
Speed is one of the leading contributing factors to fatal Michigan Car Accidents today. In fact, speeding is involved in roughly 30 percent of all motor vehicle collisions resulting in death in the state.
Recently, speed played a direct roll in a collision that claimed three lives in the Detroit area this weekend. According to a story published by The Detroit Free Press, the incident happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at the Lodge and Rosa Parks Boulevard.
Reports indicate a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo sedan was speeding northbound along the road when it accidentally collided with a 2006 Toyota Corolla carrying four passengers. The impact caused the Corolla to roll several times, killing three of the occupants who were properly restrained at the time of the crash.
One passenger survived the crash and was rushed to a local trauma center in order to receive further treatment. A passenger in the Monte Carlo was also injured and taken to a local hospital for injuries.
An investigation into the crash is continuing and the driver of the Monte Carlo may face charges pending its outcome.
The Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys with Stroble Law recognize how difficult the loss of a loved one due to an unforeseen accident can be. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the families of those who were killed in this most recent tragic crash.