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Michigan Attorney’s Nightmare: Disbarred Over a Blog Post?: Michigan personal injury attorney Steven Gursten is facing the prospect of disbarment, and all over a blog post. How did this happen? Gursten’s nightmare began when one of his clients met with an independent medical examiner (IME), or a doctor who assesses personal injury victims for insurance companies. IMEs perform medical exams to verify information, such as how accident survivors are affected by their injuries. The IME who assessed Gursten’s client has some explaining to do. Gursten’s client had suffered a brain injury during a truck accident, and the IME may have lied about the extent of the man’s injuries. What the IME did not know is that Gursten recorded the medical assessment. When the IME spoke in court, there were major differences in what she said and what his client said. For example, the IME noted Gursten’s client had been improving, but on tape, the client is heard saying... Read More » The post Michigan Attorney’s Nightmare: Disbarred Over a Blog Post? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1o3D0kl #SafetyLawyerBlog #PersonalInjuryAttorney
A Michigan attorneys fight against an IME can show us how personal injury victims are being robbed of justice.
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How Professional Athletes Are Recovering from Brain Injuries: Some professional football players are using advanced treatments to recover from the negative health effects of numerous brain injuries. New treatments and imaging tests used by former players can show us how technologically advanced brain injury rehabilitation has become. An article in 9News last year discussed the how Jeb Putzier, a former Denver Broncos player, has recovered from brain injuries resulting from his former profession. The former player suggests he sustained “over 1,000 concussions” throughout his career. In the years after he retired from professional football, Putzier suffered from depression, cognitive problems and extreme fatigue. Putzier sought help from a Littleton-based company to understand and improve his symptoms. The company used SPECT scans, a highly accurate imaging test, to study Putzier’s brain. Imaging tests confirmed Putzier was suffering from the long-term effects of concussions. Doctors recommended light therapy and eye movement therapy to help Putzier improve his symptoms. Light therapy... Read More » The post How Professional Athletes Are Recovering from Brain Injuries appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1TE4Dfq #SafetyLawyerBlog #concussions
By observing how professional athletes are recovering from brain injuries, we can discover what new treatments are being used during rehabilitation.
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Wyoming Lawmakers Push Higher Fines for Unsafe Work Environments: Wyoming lawmakers are sponsoring new legislation that would enforce higher fines on companies where workers are injured by unsafe work environments. Work accidents have gotten out of control in Wyoming, with a 60 percent increase occurring from 2013 to 2014. Although many are putting the blame on high-risk jobs in the oil, construction and agricultural industries, many times employers have provided unsafe work environments. Prior attempts to investigate Wyoming’s high number of work accidents have uncovered interesting results. An epidemiologist hired by Wyoming officials claimed “safety occurs as an afterthought” at workplaces across the state. Epidemiologists investigate public health and safety patterns. The epidemiologist discovered 96 percent of oil and gas industry accidents in Wyoming occurred when safety procedures were ignored. How are Workers Affected by Unsafe Work Environments? Let’s use a hypothetical scenario to discuss why the consequences of unsafe work environments are tragic for employees and their families.... Read More » The post Wyoming Lawmakers Push Higher Fines for Unsafe Work Environments appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1ZTgBlk #SafetyLawyerBlog #WorkplaceSafety
Wyoming has a history of unsafe work environments, and now lawmakers are finally taking action to stop future accidents.
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University of Colorado Bans Hoverboards for Campus Dorms: Hoverboards have been grabbing headlines for causing fires and injuries to consumers. The self-balancing scooters were this year’s hot selling holiday product, but also one of the most dangerous. Hoverboards were being mass produced in China, where relaxed manufacturing regulations are rampant. Not long after the product arrived in America, reports of exploding batteries began to gather traction on social media, and it was not long before news organizations picked up the story. In some cases, exploding batteries caused house fires and injuries to consumers. A Louisiana family lost their home when a hoverboard exploded without warning, igniting nearby walls and draperies. YouTube videos show many other cases where hoverboards burst into flames. The negative media attention, investigations from consumer watchdogs and continuing accidents have prompted officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder to enact a ban on hoverboards in dorms. Officials claimed they banned hoverboards for the same... Read More » The post University of Colorado Bans Hoverboards for Campus Dorms appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1SxqB4r #SafetyLawyerBlog #CUBoulder 
Headlines across the state are reading ‘University of Colorado Bans Hoverboards’ because of the massive fire hazard posed by the product.
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The Frightening Facts On Concussions and Young Athletes: Will Smith’s new movie Concussion has helped strengthen a national debate over brain injuries and football. However, professional athletes have attracted a majority of the focus. Athletes of all ages are at risk for concussions. Depending on several factors, such as age and injury severity, concussions can cause long-lasting effects in children. Some studies have found strong evidence suggesting children can be affected by concussions for months to years. According to a study from the University of Illinois, some children with a history of brain injury have marked differences in cognitive abilities. Researchers gave brain scans and thinking tests to 15 children aged 8 to 10 who had histories of concussions. Evidence from the study showed children had disruptions in attention and cognitive skills long after their injuries. Cognitive symptoms are not the only consequences of children receiving concussions. Much like adults, children who have received concussions may be more... Read More » The post The Frightening Facts On Concussions and Young Athletes appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Q5O9f8 #SafetyLawyerBlog #TBI 
Dr. Omalu, the doctor portrayed by Will Smith in ‘Concussion’, recently spoke about concussions and young athletes.
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Defective Takata Airbags Continue to Threaten Consumers: Takata airbag malfunctions have killed eight people in the U.S. and injured over 100 more. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued recalls for cars that use Takata airbags, but many vehicles remain unrepaired. Now the recall has expanded to cover the 2005-2008 Mazda6, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V, 2005-2008 Subaru Legacy and the 2005-2008 Subaru Outback. Takata airbags were recalled for a defect that causes the airbags to shoot shrapnel after deploying. Instead of reducing the severity of an impact during a crash, the airbags caused catastrophic injuries and deaths for unsuspecting motorists. According to NHTSA, only 25 percent of vehicles recalled have received replacement airbags. With more than 19 million vehicles affected by the recall, this suggests many people are still at risk for being injured or killed. Earlier this year, a young man lost his life to the defective airbags during an accident. He had bought the... Read More » The post Defective Takata Airbags Continue to Threaten Consumers appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1PNWEeD #SafetyLawyerBlog #ConsumerProtection 
Takata airbags continue to threaten consumers, and now an eighth person has died.
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What Is the Statute of Limitations On an Uninsured Motorist Claim?: Having a competent attorney is vital when dealing with insurance companies. If you are injured in a car accident by an underinsured motorist, it is vital to make timely preparations to receive damages that can help pay for medical bills. Filing an underinsured motorist claim can be important in this regard. The statute of limitations to file an underinsured motorist claim is three years in most circumstances. However, there are two factors that can extend the statute of limitations by two years: If a lawsuit is filed against the underinsured motorist within three years after the accident If payment for a bodily injury claim is received within three years after the accident We can learn about why timely intervention is important by reviewing the appellate court case Stoesz vs. State Farm. In the case, a woman was hit by an underinsured motorist and filed a bodily injury claim with the... Read More » The post What Is the Statute of Limitations On an Uninsured Motorist Claim? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1nYt63y #SafetyLawyerBlog #CarAccident
The statute of limitations on an uninsured motorist claim is typically three years, but there are exceptions.
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Is Distracted Driving Behind Colorado’s Surge in Car Accidents?: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials have released numbers showing a rise in fatal car accidents throughout the state during 2015. Data released by CDOT shows 488 fatal car accidents in 2014, and 545 in 2015. This would make 2015 the deadliest year for Colorado motorists since 2008. According to CDOT officials, one of the culprits is distracted driving. Although distracted driving can include actions such as eating, grooming or messing with the radio, mobile phone use remains the most popular in Colorado. According to a 2013 CDOT study, mobile phone use was the most common form of distracted driving among both men and women in Colorado. In some cases, people are checking Facebook, email and social media instead of keeping their eyes on the road. Colorado transportation officials have pledged to bring the high number of fatal car accidents down through educational programs and increased patrols. CDOT will also... Read More » The post Is Distracted Driving Behind Colorado’s Surge in Car Accidents? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Pu6PEz #SafetyLawyerBlog #EndDD
Colorado Department of Transportation data can show us why our state continues to have a problem with distracted driving accidents.
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When My Robot Hits Your Robot: Who is at Fault in a Self-Driving Car Accident?: Major tech and auto companies are currently developing cars that can operate without drivers. Self-driving cars use software, sensors, and computers to navigate roads and avoid obstacles. Can these vehicles get into accidents? Some reports suggest self-driving cars are “too careful” to operate near human drivers. One report from Google shows 13 incidents where self-driving cars would have collided had it not been for human intervention. In 10 of the 13 incidents, Google claimed its technology was to blame. Self-driving cars are not perfect, at least not yet. When self-driving cars become the norm, who would be at fault after an accident? No litigation currently exists on this issue, but we can still speculate. Would Passengers or Auto Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Self-Driving Car Accidents? Self-driving vehicles are arriving at a time when public mistrust of auto manufacturers is at an all-time high due to defective parts, such as... Read More » The post When My Robot Hits Your Robot: Who is at Fault in a Self-Driving Car Accident? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1ZNWKDR #SafetyLawyerBlog #PersonalInjury
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Shocking Takata Emails Show Data Manipulation for Defective Airbags: Recently unsealed documents from a personal injury case involving defective Takata airbags show emails where employees are joking with each other while manipulating safety data. In one email from 2006, a Takata engineer responsible for airbag tests wrote “Happy Manipulating!!!” to another employee. Emails and memos between workers in America and Japan show a complete disregard for public safety. The same engineer responsible for the 2006 email had reached out to his superiors in Japan one year earlier questioning the falsified data. Takata officials overseas allegedly told the engineer: “this is the way we do business in Japan.” Officials for Takata have argued the emails and memos showing data manipulation are unrelated to the recalls, but actions from business partners and federal regulators tell another story. Last year in November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined Takata $70 million, partly because of data manipulation. The fine was the... Read More » The post Shocking Takata Emails Show Data Manipulation for Defective Airbags appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Q9OJq9 #SafetyLawyerBlog #NHTSA 
New Takata emails between employees show evidence of data manipulation during the testing phase of its deadly airbags.
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Colorado Police Arrest Almost 600 Impaired Drivers During Holiday Season: Colorado law enforcement officials arrested almost 600 drunk or drugged drivers during a pre-holiday DUI enforcement period. The special enforcement period took place during the pre-holiday party season, from December 4 th through December 14th. In response to the high number of arrests, Colorado State Patrol officials argued there is no reason for people to drive impaired with so many safe alternatives for transportation. This is a good point because safe alternatives for finding sober rides home have become accessible to almost everyone. As we saw in the recent case of Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who dodged prison time due to “affluenza”, drunk driving accidents can cost families and survivors everything. One of Ethan’s victims has been rendered completely paralyzed due to a brain injury. This person was a teenager with his entire life to look forward to, but now he can barely communicate with the outside world. In... Read More » The post Colorado Police Arrest Almost 600 Impaired Drivers During Holiday Season appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1Q0wrte #SafetyLawyerBlog #Colorado 
Colorado police arrested over 500 impaired drivers during a special DUI enforcement period.
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These Driving Tips Can Help You Avoid Weather-Related Car Accidents: This winter has created some of the most unpredictable weather in recent memory, with temperatures in some parts of the U.S. climbing above 75 degrees and producing apocalyptic thunderstorms. In other areas, freezing cold weather has caused excessive snowfall and icy road conditions. In Colorado, motorists are facing dangerous road conditions caused by icing. Actor James Woods was recently involved in an accident while traveling through Colorado during icy road conditions, and he was driving a large vehicle with four-wheel drive. Woods, who suffered a concussion from the car accident, told the press he was “lucky to be alive.” These types of accidents can be avoided, but it does take preparation. Check vehicles before departing: Performing a check on tire tread depth, fluid levels and brake pads can lessen the severity of car accidents and help avoid them altogether. Check the weather forecast: Although weather forecasts are not always accurate,... Read More » The post These Driving Tips Can Help You Avoid Weather-Related Car Accidents appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/1OHk405 #SafetyLawyerBlog #DriveSafely 
There are several ways motorists can avoid being involved in weather-related car accidents.
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Our national accident lawyers and staff members form a dedicated legal team that is ready to help injured victims as well as family members grieving the wrongful loss of their loved ones. If a serious accident or injury affected your life in any of the following ways, we can help you seek damages to compensate for your loss and hold negligent parties responsible for their mistakes:

·         Traumatic brain injuries

·         Truck accidents

·         Motorcycle accidents

·         Car accidents

·         Product liability

·         Cycling accidents       

·         Injuries to children

·         Premises liability

·         Burn injuries

·         Wrongful death

·         Spinal cord injuries/paralysis

·         Loss of limb

·         Industrial or oil field accidents

·         Insurance disputes

·         Psychological trauma

·         Dangerous prescription drugs

·         Nursing home negligence and abuse

Lead attorney Tom Metier was inspired to help injured victims after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in college. From this experience, he realized that he wanted to dedicate his career to helping people who need it most. We offer free consultations to explore your rights after a serious accident, and we handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means we receive a percentage of your award if we win your case instead of charging fees upfront. If we are not successful with your case, you do not owe us anything for our services. To talk with our injury attorneys, call (866) 377-3800 today to explore your options.