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Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

The American economy runs on its highways. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that about 65% of all freight travels by truck on America’s roads. That’s more than twice the amount moved by rail, air, and ship combined. Of course, with all that traffic comes a sobering truth: over-the-road truck drivers get involved in accidents, and because of the large size of the semi-trucks, many of those trucking accidents result in fatalities or serious injuries to the drivers of sma ...

Filing Workplace Discrimination Complaints in Michigan

In the state of Michigan, employees who have experienced discrimination in their workplace have the choice of filing a lawsuit in a court, or they can file a claim in one of two agencies: the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (“MDCR”). Both agencies have time constraints for filing claims. MDCR and EEOC complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date on which the alleged discrimination took place. Wh ...

Employment Non-compete Agreements: Enforceable in Michigan if Reasonable

Some Michigan employers use the tactic of attaching non-compete agreements to offers of employment. A non-compete agreement is a covenant that prohibits an employee from working for certain competitors over a given period of time after the employment relationship with the current employer ends. When an employee signs a non-compete agreement, it provides a distinct advantage to the employer. The non-compete contract limits the employer’s competition by restricting the future employment op ...

What to Expect When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Getting Started Each personal injury case is unique in character, yet most lawsuits follow a similar pattern of procedures. This article discusses the basic, typical steps to expect when pursuing a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should meet with an attorney. Most personal injury attorneys provide free initial consultations to accident victims, but you should contact the attorney’s office in advance and ask about their policy ...

Personal Injury Claims & Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirements

If you are a Medicare beneficiary, or represent someone in that position, it is important to be knowledgeable about federal legislation that requires the reporting of any personal injury settlement, judgment, or award to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the mandatory reimbursement of any benefits paid by Medicare for an injured person.