Car crash kills one, injures three others

Police suspect that the driver responsible for a fatal car crash on Troy intersection was suffering from a medical condition.

Around 5:30 in the afternoon on October 17th,  a silver Ford Escape was westbound on Wattles Street, about to make a left when it was hit by a blue Chrysler Town and Country.

The driver of the Chrysler failed to stop for a red traffic signal before crashing the Ford. All four people involved in the crash sustained notable injuries and were brought to nearby hospitals.

A 70-year-old woman, Shyamala Ramachandran, died from her injuries. Police say she was in the back seat of the Ford and wasn’t buckled up. The other three passengers are still being treated in the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation, but alcohol and drugs have been ruled out as factors in the crash.  Anyone who has any information about the accident is urged to contact police at 248-524-3477.


Three-car crash on U.S. 31 injures Grand Haven woman

A three-car collision occurred late in the afternoon on Thursday, October 13th in Grand Haven Township.

Police said a 28-year-old woman from Grand Haven was driving southbound along U.S. 31 at 5:41 p.m. when she failed to stop at a red light, rear-ending a car that was stopped. That car was pushed into the car in front of it, which was also stopped at the light.

Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said the woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was brought to North Ottawa Community Hospital. She was in stable condition.

The two other drivers were not injured. All three were buckled up. The injured woman was issued a ticket for not stopping in an assured clear distance.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by operator’s negligence, you may be able to secure compensation for your losses from the responsible party. Speak to an experienced Detroit car accident lawyer at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, today by calling (248) 948-9696.


SmartPool Recalls Pool Alarms due to Failed Switch

On September 27, Lakewood, New Jersey-based SmartPool LLC announced a recall of their PE12 PoolEye alarms because the activation switch had a reversed on/off feature. Failure to properly turn on the product results in a lack of warning if a child falls in a pool.

Product details: the recall affected just over 1,500 units. They had two connected components, including a sensor tube that stays underwater and an audible sensor that is placed outside the pool. The product name, “PoolEye”, can be seen on the front of the siren and the UPC code (628208165125) can be found on the packaging.

The product would’ve been found at Family Leisure, Pool and Spa Depot, a few other authorized dealers. They could also be found online through Amazon, Doheny Enterprise, Target, and Walmart. Contact SmartPool directly for a replacement alarm and supervise your children closely around water in the meantime.

If your child was hurt because of a faulty protection product, contact an attorney with Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys at (248) 948-9696. We will discuss your potential options for compensation.


Recall: 120K Nissan Vehicles for Brake Fluid Defect

Nissan is in the process of recalling several models of cars and SUVs because of a defect, which allows brake fluid to leak and increase the risk of starting a fire, that has affected over 120,000 vehicles.

Some Murano SUVs from years 2015 to 2017, Maxima cars from years 2016 and 2017, and some Murano hybrids from years 2015 and 2016 are included in the recall.

Nissan has revealed that the defect begins with ineffective antilock brake pump seals, which can leak fluid directly onto a circuit board, causing electrical shorts that lead to a fire. If this happens, the antilock brake warning light has the chance to stay on for 10 seconds after the car starts.

It is advised that owners should park their cars outside and contact their local dealer. A number of vehicles have been reported to start fires.

If you have been the victim of a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to pursue a product liability claim. Contact the lawyers of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, today at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional.


Recall: Six Varieties of Island Soups Brand Products due to Bacteria

On September 7, New York-based Island Soups Company, Inc. recalled six of their products because of a chance of Clostridium botulinum contamination, a bacteria that is known to cause severe illness and sometimes death.

All of the following affected 16-ounce products have “best before” dates between July 2015 and June 2018:

Gungo Peas Soup, Gungo Peas Soup with no meat, Red Peas Soup, Red Peas Soup with no meat, Mannish Water, and Fish Shoup.

The products were sold in glass jars with white lids sealed in a white and brown plastic. All products were sold online and there have been no reported illnesses so far. According to an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company does not have the appropriate documentation to ensure that the food products were produced while using practices completely up to standard in preventing the spread of the bacteria.

Customers of this product should discard them immediately.

If you or someone you know has faced injury or illness following the consumption of a contaminated food product, you may have legal recourse and the possibility of receiving compensation. Contact an attorney with Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys at (248) 948-9696 to learn more.


Woman Killed in Crash After Attending Car Racing Event

A woman from Kent, Ohio was killed in a car crash on Woodward Avenue after she and her husband attended a car racing event in Pontiac Friday, August 19th.

The victim’s husband was a finalist in the “Roadkill Nights” drag race event. After they left, the couple’s vehicle, a Dodge Challenger SRT, tried to make left turn onto southbound Woodward from Huron street when it was broadsided by a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Reports indicate that the Impala had a green light.

The woman was brought to McLaren-Oakland Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Both drivers were injured, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and everyone involved was wearing seat belts. The incident is still under investigation.


Detroit Police seek tips on July 4th hit-and-run suspects

At around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, the 4th of July, a 58-year-old man was killed while crossing Schoolcraft Road at Schaefer when he was struck by a speeding car. The victim’s name has not been released.

Investigators say a black Chevy Impala or Caprice was involved and they’re tracking down two suspects who were in that car — described only as a black male and a black female. Anyone who witnessed this crime or who has any information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at (313) 596-1462. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, or by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370).

The attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys understand losing a loved one or being injured due carelessness or recklessness on the part of others is painful. Our condolences go out to the victim and his family.


Five cyclists killed and four injured in hit-and-run crash

On Tuesday, June 7, shortly before 7 p.m., five bicyclists were killed and four others were injured after a pickup truck hit their group outside Kalamazoo, Michigan. The crash happened near a park in Cooper Township.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said the bicyclists were pronounced dead at the scene while the truck driver was identified as a 50-year-old man from western Michigan. He was arrested after fleeing on foot after the accident. The identities of the victims were not immediately available. One of the four injured victims was in critical condition, the second was in fair condition. The status of the other two was not clear. Witness Markus Eberhard told WOOD-TV that someone yelled at him to watch out right before the pickup truck almost ran over his foot before striking the bikers.

If you have been the victim of a truck or bus accident due to the carelessness or recklessness of another party, the attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call (248) 948-9696 to learn more about what we can do to help you following your reckless driving accident.


Family Awarded $5M in SMART Bus Accident Lawsuit

In November of 2014, Sally LaMay was killed in a bus accident when she was crossing the street on foot. A SMART bus hit the 37-year-old as she crossed the street in a marked crosswalk. The bus had a flashing yellow light at the time of the accident. The driver of the bus was fired by Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) after the incident.

Last week, an Oakland County jury ordered the company to pay $5 million to LaMay’s family for the pain they endured due to the untimely loss of their wife and mother. In court, the company argued that they should not have to pay anything to the family of the deceased because LaMay was killed instantly and did not suffer – a sentiment many in the courtroom found absurd. The jury ultimately issued the verdict to compensate for “conscious pain and suffering.”

LaMay left behind a husband and two daughters, now ages 15 and 11.


126 sustained dog bite injuries in Michigan last year

The state of Michigan ranked seventh nationwide for its number of dog bite injuries after 126 persons were bitten by dogs in the state in 2015. There was also a national total of 6,500 mail carriers nationwide that reported a dog bite or attack to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) last year.

According to the USPS, a 14 percent increase was observed in dog-related injuries from 2014 to 2015.  In Michigan, information from State Farm Insurance revealed that a total of $3.7 million was reimbursed to all dog bite victims. Sheriff Deputy Steve Campau in St. Clair County said that any dog, regardless of size or breed, is liable to bite or attack. State officials strongly advised people not to let children play with dogs unsupervised and to utilize common sense when dealing with dogs. Dog-related injuries, officials noted, are preventable if pet owners are responsible.

The lawyers at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys represent people in Michigan who have been bitten or attacked by dogs. We strongly believe that dog bite victims should receive compensation if negligent pet owners are involved. Call our office at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about your legal options.