A Brief Guide to Michigan’s Protected Classes

I receive calls daily from workers across the State of Michigan who believe they have been wrongfully terminated or refused employment. However, even if your employer singles you out for termination or you are passed over for a position, that does not always mean that you have a case. If you are an employee or job applicant and you think that you have been discriminated against, you will need to know about the Read More

5 Common Types of Business Disputes and How to Avoid them

Operating a business is like any enterprise in that it has good parts and not-so-good parts. One of the less desirable aspects of running a business is dealing with business disputes, which, like death and taxes, are inevitable. But just as you can prepare for and mitigate against death and taxes, so too can you avoid and lessen the impact of business disputes. Here are five common types of business disputes and what Read More

Injured in a Car Accident? Take These 5 Steps Immediately

Car accidents can be extremely frightening and confusing. Knowing what to do before it actually occurs can help you stay calm, cool, and collected in the event of a car accident. Keeping the following tips in mind can also help your legal case if you choose to bring an injury claim after an auto accident.    Get medical attention immediately, if necessary. You should think about the health of yourself, your Read More

8 Common Medical Mistakes That Can Trigger a Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Errors claim an estimated 251,000 lives every year. Medical errors also cause thousands of personal injuries every year as well. Some errors are more common than others, and these errors can lead to viable medical malpractice lawsuits.      Medication errors Medications are administered to patients both in and outside of a Read More

Case Victory Establishes New Precedent in Michigan

Our firm recently won a case in the area of medical malpractice vs. negligence that establishes a new precedent in the State of Michigan. Click here to read the full court decision and opinion from the case. Details from the case are provided below: Case: Trowell v. Providence Hosp. & Med. Ctrs., Inc. Court: Michigan Court of Appeals ( Published Opinion ) Judges: Murphy, Stephens, and Read More

Understanding Negligence: The Linchpin of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Negligence is a very important, and oftentimes a misunderstood, concept in the law. It is important because if you were in an accident and can prove that there has been negligence by the other party, and that negligence was the proximate cause of your injuries, you are well on your way to recouping damages for your injuries. Without a finding of negligence, however, you face an uphill battle to get Read More

Understanding Michigan Severance Agreements

It is never an easy thing to lose one's job. It is certainly a challenging prospect on an emotional level, but likely even more so from a practical standpoint. How long will it take to get a new job? Do you have enough savings to get by while you hunt for a new job? Will you be able to pay all your bills? These questions can haunt anyone who has lost their job, but in many cases a severance package can make the Read More

Entertainment Law: 6 Recording Agreement Red Flags

As an up-and-coming musical artist, it can be incredibly exciting when record labels start vying to sign you to recording deals. No matter how big or small the label, it is nice to feel recognized and validated for your talent. However, while some labels truly believe in you as an artist and will do whatever they can to help you achieve your goals, far too many are simply looking to make a quick buck by taking Read More

Can’t I Just Go on LegalZoom?

The internet is a fantastic invention. In fact, it is arguably the single most impactful invention in history. After all, it brings unprecedented amounts of information to the masses in an instant. It allows for the sharing of cultures and ideas between people from every corner of the planet. There is very little that the internet cannot do. Unfortunately, the Golden Age of Information has also led to a bit of Read More

Understanding Medical Malpractice

As with people in any profession, medical practitioners are human. They are prone to overlook things and make mistakes. The difference, however, between medical professionals and most other workers is that mistakes in a medical environment generally have much more significant consequences—up to and including death. Certainly, an error by a construction worker or a cook could result in serious injuries or death, but Read More