Semi-Trucks in Residential Neighborhoods – A nuisance, safety issue, or both?

There are some streets, including those in residential neighborhoods where semi-trucks in Grand Rapids may not drive. Not everyone has received the message, though.

Semi-trucks and other larger vehicles that are used to transport goods are a common sight on highways and major roads in Grand Rapids, but what about neighborhoods and residential areas? For those living on Valley Ave. near the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on Butterworth Ave., semi-trucks traveling along their street is a way of life. Large trucks have ...

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Insurance Considerations for Michigan Same Sex Couples

Lansing auto accident lawyer Steve Sinas describes how Michigan same sex couples have more defined rights in the insurance context.

The legalization of gay marriage by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges late last month has had a number of implications outside of the family law and domestic relations realm: Michigan same sex couples now have a number of insurance considerations to keep in mind as a result of the High Court’s landmark decision.

Steve Sinas, one of ...

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Brain Injury Study Challenges Preconceived Notions About Recovery

Brain injury recovery study shows that cognitive performance can improve with strategy-based training well beyond the year after the TBI is sustained

A recent traumatic brain injury recovery study published in the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation journal will hopefully clear up some misconceptions about recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The study was conducted by the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. TBIs are among the most common injuries sustained in the United States, with ...

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Setting Off Fireworks? Be Sure To Follow State & Local Laws

4th Of July Celebrations: Cities Have Their Own Fireworks Ordinances

Fireworks are an Independence Day tradition, and are typically part of any 4th of July celebration. However, while fireworks are beautiful to watch, they can lead to serious personal injury – and even death.

In Michigan, when and under what circumstances fireworks may be discharged is regulated by both state law and local ordinances.

Statewide, the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act provides that local municipalities must allow fireworks to be lit ...

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Women’s World Cup Head Collision Illustrates Soccer’s Concussion Risk

Yesterday’s head collision between US and German soccer players shows concussion risk in soccer

If you watched yesterday’s Women’s World Cup match between the Team USA and Germany, you probably saw the particularly nasty head collision between midfielders Morgan Brian (US) and Alexandra Popp (Germany).

While it’s not immediately evident that either player sustained a concussion or other sort of head or brain injury (remember, it can take a few days for symptoms to manifest), many who watched the match cried foul ...

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