Am I Liable if a Trespasser is Injured on My Property?

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summertime comes with an influx of backyard activities and entertainment like trampolines and pools. For many, it may also come with a peak in property trespassers, especially kids from the neighborhood lured by the temptation of fun. Some kids may let themselves into your backyard without you knowing, or maybe even while you yourself are away on vacation. But what happens if they sustain an injury on your property while enjoying your backyard equipment? What happens when uninvited guests are injured on your property? Lansing personal injury lawyer, Bryan Waldman, recently appeared on WLNS 6 "Legal News" to remind...

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A Guide to Michigan’s Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Laws

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two weekends a year, the state of Michigan hosts Free ORV Weekend - one weekend in June, one weekend in August. On Free ORV Weekend, you do not need to purchase a license for your ORV or a trail pass. Every other day in Michigan, ORV operators are normally required to license their vehicles and purchase trail passes. The June Free ORV weekend coincides with Michigan's free fishing weekend as well as the weekend the Michigan DNR waives the rec pass requirement and park entry fees. While the August weekend is more limited, both weekends (Saturday and Sunday) are...

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Auto No-Fault Lawsuit Challenges New Medical Provider Fee Schedule

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Several developments, in this case, occurred in late 2020 and early 2021. An integral member of the legal team handling this case, Lansing auto accident attorney, Lauren Kissel, provides further updates on the auto no-fault lawsuit here. We recently wrote about our current lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan's recent no-fault reform, specifically the new limits on family provided attendant care and the egregious fee schedule that applies to non-Medicare compensable services. In the previous article, we discussed at length the in-home attendant care challenges. In this second installment, we will further discuss the constitutionality of the new medical provider fee...

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Guardianship and Conservatorship in Personal Injury Law

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In our many educational and informational efforts, we often discuss the unique role our court system plays in American life. However, one court we don't often cover is the Probate Court, despite the integral role it plays. One of the many important functions of the Probate Court is granting guardianship and conservatorship. As a personal injury law firm, we deal often with guardians and conservators as the result of catastrophic accidents and injuries. Recently on Fox 17 "Know the Law", Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, explained what guardianship and conservatorship are, as well as how these designations impact...

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