Michigan readers are aware that many tech companies and automakers are in the testing phase for their models of self-driving vehicles. Autonomous vehicles are no longer a prospect of the distant future, but they are a reality that is coming soon to Michigan roads. There are some who have concerns over the safety of these vehicles, particularly in light of the condition of state roads, wondering if they could possibly lead to an increase in the number of personal injury incidents.
A devastating car crash cost a young mother her life and left one of her sons critically injured. The Michigan woman's other son was also in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, but he survived without injuries. The victim was pregnant with her third child. Although it is not clear if the family plans to take any action, personal injury and wrongful death claims are common responses to accidents such as this.
For some people in Michigan, there is no greater feeling than riding astride a motorcycle. Motorcyclists usually value this experience greatly and take necessary safety measures to protect themselves on the road. Unfortunately, other drivers may not. Motorcyclists are usually at risk for serious personal injury from negligent drivers of larger passenger vehicles.
Ambulances, fire engines and other emergency vehicles are usually symbols of hope on the road. This was not the case for a recent fatal accident, in which one person was killed. These types of personal injury and wrongful death situations in Michigan are nothing short of tragic, and can cause immense emotional pain and suffering to the surviving family members.
A jury in another state has found one company, SAR Automation, L.P., liable in the death of a Boeing employee. The decision comes after the third-party personal injury and wrongful death suit that was filed against the company by the employee's widow. She filed the suit on behalf of herself and the two daughters that she shared with the deceased. While this case did not take place in Michigan, similar cases are heard throughout the state each year.
A 13-year-old boy was killed in the state while hunting squirrels back in February. The accident took place during an event that was sponsored by a church group in Oceana County, Michigan. Soon after the death, a wrongful death, personal injury lawsuit was filed on behalf of the young boy.
A default judgment was recently dropped, and a case will continue against a woman who ran a day care. The personal injury case began when a six-month-old baby girl died of suffocation after being left in a portable crib while in the woman's care. According to the claim, the woman is liable for the baby's death because she allowed the baby to nap in the crib even though it was not set up properly. This day care located in Palmyra Township, Michigan.
After a previous judge ordered a mistrial on a lawsuit filed by a railroad conductor, the case is back in court. The personal injury lawsuit was filed against Union Pacific, alleging that the man suffered an injury while setting railcars. Even after a mistrial is ordered in Michigan, a case can still go back to court.
Could it be that millions of cars on the road still could be potential deathtraps because of the very things that are supposed to save lives, their airbags? Indeed, this may be very disappointing and scary, but it appears that Japanese airbag manufacturer remains under fire for providing potentially defective airbags to multiple automakers.
One man is dead and another could spend 20 years behind bars after an accident on a country road, but that is not where the story ends for the family of the deceased. A drunk driver ran a stop sign in rural Michigan and killed a 58-year-old man who had five kids of his own, 17 grandkids and was raising 2 boys whom he had adopted. Now the family has decided to file a personal injury case not only against the driver, but against the bar that served him as well.