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The passing of a loved one can cause overwhelming sadness. When that death happens as the result of another person’s negligence, it can turn into an incredibly infuriating situation for the surviving family members. Wrongful death lawyers strive to provide some semblance of comfort to the deceased’s loved ones during this time of mourning.
When does a wrongful death occur?
Wrongful death happens when a person dies as the result of negligence. While the person or company at fault may not have had any intention to cause the death of the victim, they may be held liable for the victim’s death if they did not do their expected due diligence to protect the wellbeing of the deceased. A wrongful death case is a civil suit that aims to prove negligence on the part of the defendant.
What circumstances comprise wrongful death?
A wrongful death can occur under any number of circumstances, but it frequently occurs when a healthcare provider displays negligence. This negligence can happen during any part of the treatment process. If a medical instrument is left inside a patient after a surgery and he dies from a subsequent internal injury, it may be deemed a wrongful death. A wrongful death may also occur when a patient who receives no treatment from a false negative cancer diagnosis later passes from his disease.
How can a wrongful death lawyer help?
No legal measure can negate the grief that the surviving family members feel after the wrongful death of a loved one. However, a wrongful death lawyer can see to it that the survivors receive fair damages for their pain and justice for the deceased individual.
If your loved one has died as a result of another’s negligence, let Jay Trucks & Associates help you. Our team of wrongful death lawyers can make sure that the negligent party receives the legal justice they deserve. Call our Saginaw-area practice at (989) 644-0166 to speak with an associate about your claim.
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If you or a loved one suffers a dog bite injury, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine liability for the incident. In many cases, the owner is held responsible for the actions of his dog. If the owner fails to properly restrain his dog, and that dog bites you, it may be considered an instance of negligence. If the dog has bitten people in the past, there’s a greater chance that the owner will be held liable for any injuries you incur from your dog bite. Since dog bites can cause severe skin, muscle, nerve, or bone damage that requires medical attention, you may find that your injury demands thousands of dollars of treatment. A negligence attorney can see to it that you receive the compensation you need to cover these considerable expenses.
Jay Trucks & Associates strives to protect the rights of Michigan residents who have been victimized by painful dog bites. If you have suffered a dog bite as the result of another person’s negligence, we can help. Call (989) 644-0166 to schedule an appointment with a negligence attorney.
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A dog’s temperament is the result of a complex combination of nature and nurture. Dog breeds are created through hundreds of years of breeding practices aimed to develop certain characteristics, such as size, strength, and aggression. As a result, some dogs have a predisposition to violent behavior. Unfortunately, many dog owners train their dogs to act in a hostile manner as well. Despite a common heritage, no two dogs are the same; however, being alert around the following aggressive breeds can avert a potentially dangerous situation.
When walking down the street, you can’t miss the massive presence of a bull mastiff. Like many dogs, this animal was bred for security purposes; as a result, it can be extremely defensive about its home.
Are you surprised to find the diminutive dachshund grouped with the immense bull mastiff? Large dogs are hardly the only ones that can be aggressive. In fact, dachshunds can be just as hostile with their owners as with perfect strangers.
The furry appearance of the chow chow may betray its propensity to aggression. Like the bull mastiff, the chow chow has a genetic inclination to show hostility to individuals it doesn’t know.
The German Shepherd plays many roles. Law enforcement uses this type of dog to detect the presence of drugs and bombs. Physically challenged individuals rely on German Shepherds for their wellbeing and safety. Average American families also use this dog for domestic protection. It’s the propensity to safeguarding the home that can make a German Shepherd dangerous.
American Pit Bull Terrier
Perhaps the most recognizable aggressive breed is the American pit bull terrier. Many individuals who take this dog into their homes have the goal to make it extremely hostile to others. Subsequently, it is the breed behind many dog attacks in the United States.
Have you suffered a dog bite from one of the aforementioned breeds? If so, call Jay Trucks & Associates at (989) 644-0166 to schedule an appointment at our Saginaw-area office. You can also visit our website to learn more about our range of legal services.
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A dog attack can be a terrifying and painful experience. This video explains why you may want to contact a negligence attorney if a dog bites you.
A dog bite victim can suffer significant injuries. Puncture wounds and torn skin and muscle can cause tremendous pain, diminished sensation and function, and even infection. A dog owner who does not take the proper steps to keep his pet under control may be held liable for a dog bite. Speaking to a personal injury attorney is recommended for individuals who have experienced a dog bite incident.
Jay Trucks & Associates offers legal assistance for dog bite victims in the Saginaw, Flint, Lansing, and Traverse City areas. For more information on how our personal injury attorneys can help you, call 1-800-762-8623.
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Distracted driving is defined as any thought or action that causes a motorist to remove his hands from the wheel, take his eyes off the road, or take his mind off the task of driving. Sadly, distracted driving has been linked to an increasing number of auto accidents throughout the United States, and is often responsible for some of the most severe personal injuries. Here are a few of the most common distracted driving behaviors:
Sending Text Messages
As awareness about the dangers of texting and driving grows, sending text messages has been or is being outlawed in many states, including Michigan. With hundreds of billion of texts sent in the United States each month, this risky behavior is also one of the most likely practices to result in personal injury. Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention, experts claim that it is the most dangerous form of distraction.
Using a Cell Phone
Using a cell phone to talk while driving may be legal in Michigan, but even a quick phone call causes a motorist to take her mind off the task at hand. If you are tempted to use your phone to chat, consider turning off your mobile device whenever you get behind the wheel.
Adjusting Media Devices
Did you know that simply changing your radio station or using your iPod while driving qualifies as distracted driving? If your actions lead to an accident that involves personal injuries, you can be held legally accountable for your negligence. Adjusting your radio, CD player, MP3 player, or GPS device while driving is a common but dangerous form of distracted driving.
At Jay Trucks & Associates, our full-service Michigan law firm is here to help with your personal injury, wrongful death, or Social Security claim. Whether you have been injured in an auto accident or need legal advice after a slip and fall on the job, our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights. To further discuss your personal injury claim, contact us at 1-800-762-8623.