Hit and run crash leaves one woman dead

A car crash occurred at the corner of Alter Road and Mack Avenue on Thursday, October 31, leaving one woman dead.

Detroit police said a van crashed into the side of an SUV around 3 a.m. on the 31st, instantly killing a woman who was a passenger of the SUV. The police added that after the crash, the driver of the van left the scene by walking away, but was caught after about an hour.

An investigation is still underway to determine if the suspect was intoxicated.

The lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., extend their deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

Honor roll student tries to jump bridge, dies in crash, 2 injured

An 18-year old female freshman from Western Michigan University was killed and her two passengers were injured after a car crash in western Michigan on October 13.

Emily Lauer, who recently graduated with honors from Paw Paw High School earlier this year, was speeding on an unpaved road and attempted to drive the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am to go over a small bridge while airborne. Lauer lost control of her vehicle, struck a tree, rolled over, and landed upside down.

Authorities found her pinned in the car and extricated her using the Jaws of Life. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her back seat passenger, an 18-year old male, sustained serious head and facial injuries. A 16 year old was injured while riding in the passenger seat. All three wore seat belts and authorities believe alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Man arrested for DWI and child endangerment

A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and child endangerment after a single-vehicle accident on W. Drew Road in Sherman Township occurred on Wednesday, September 25.

The accident happened around 5:10 p.m., according to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department. Ryan Byberg of Weidman drove his 1999 Ford pickup truck into a ditch and suffered minor injuries. His passenger, 6-year old Aubrey Wilson, was airlifted to Spectrum Health Services in Grand Rapids and found to have head and minor injuries.

Both Byberg and Wilson wore car restraints. Wilson, however, was not in a “belt-positioning booster seat.”

Byberg refused to be treated and is being held in the Isabella County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

The cause crash remains under investigation.

If you have a loved one who was harmed by a drunk driver in Detroit, speak with the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C. When you call (866)-644-6587, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options and possibly pursue compensation.

Meat company to recall 58,000 lbs tainted ground beef

At least 58,000 lbs of ground beef will be recalled by the California-based Central Valley Meat Company after it was found to be contaminated by small plastic bits, a report on September 24 said.

The recall was made after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found the contaminated ground beef during a probe following a consumer complaint. The ground beef under recall was to be served in the National School Lunch Program. No injury or illnesses were reported that were related to the tainted meat according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

A general manager from the Central Valley Meat Company said they are working out to figure out the cause of the contamination and will improve the safety of their products.

Sadly, many people sustain injuries and suffer health problems caused by contaminated foods. However, in such situations, negligent manufacturers can sometimes be held liable and compensation may be sought to cover losses. To learn more about filing a product liability claim in Detroit, speak with a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., by calling (866) 644-6587 today.       

Greyhound Bus Overturns, 37 hurt

A Greyhound bus on its way to Detroit turned over on northbound I-75 in Lebanon, Ohio at around 4:00 a.m., September 14. 37 of the 51 passengers were injured, but no fatalities were reported.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the bus went off the road close to the 26 mile marker, causing it to hit a tree and metal fence before overturning in a cornfield.

According to Greyhound spokeswoman Kim Plaskett, 15 of the injured passengers were already released by noon the of the accident after receiving proper treatment at area hospitals, while six were taken by Life Flight emergency helicopter to nearby hospitals. A relief bus took the uninjured passengers back to Cincinnati.

Butler County, Ohio Sheriff officials are conducting an investigation to find out the cause of the accident, which is still undetermined.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident in Detroit, an attorney from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, might be able to help you. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to discuss your legal options for pursuing a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for the accident.

200,000 plastic-tainted Motrin infant drops recalled

Due to possible contamination, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) voluntarily recalled around 200,000 half-ounce bottles of infant Motrin, according to CNN on September 7.

In the recall, the manufacturer said the Concentrated Motrin Infant Drops berry flavor were possibly contaminated with tiny plastic specs. Consumers were warned not to use the recalled products with lot numbers DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. J&J also advised retailers to pull the infant medication from their shelves immediately.

On their website, J&J said consumers’ health and well-being is of utmost importance to them, and urged customers to seek help through their consumer care center.

Although no one was reportedly injured by this recalled product, many Americans sustain serious injuries and harm from recalled products every year. Should this happen to you or a loved one in Detroit, talk with our legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., about pursuing a legal claim against the careless manufacturer. Call us at (866)-644-6587 today.

2 IKEA models of children’s beds in U.S. and Canada recalled

Two children’s bed models sold at IKEA stores in the U.S. and Canada have been recalled after a defect was found that could potentially cause laceration injuries, an August 16 report from Bloomberg said.

At least 40,000 of the Kritter and Sniglar junior-sized beds were recalled due to a defective metal rod that may break and cause laceration wounds. In a statement, IKEA said that sharp edges of the metal rod are exposed when it snapped, which could cause users harm. No injuries were reported to IKEA prior to the recall.

Owners of the defective beds will be given repair kits with a metal rod replacement.

Sadly, many parents buy products for their children that can potentially harm them. If your child has been harmed due to a defective child’s product in Detroit, a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you get  compensation from the negligent manufacturer to cover your losses. Call (866)-644-6587 today.

$190,000 fine to be paid by Walmart

Walmart agreed to pay fine worth $190,000 and to improve the safety of more than 2,800 stores in the U.S. after inspectors found “repeat and serious” violations in health and safety in one of its stores in New York.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered “unacceptable” hazards in a store in Rochester, including a lack of training in handling hazardous materials, blocked exits, and a dangerous garbage compactor. Many of these hazards were also found in other stores throughout the nation. The settlement will keep employees of Walmart safe and healthy while in the workplace, Dr. David Michaels said.

While Walmart was fined for the dangers faced by its workers, these kinds of dangers may also affect other people, namely customers. If you or someone you know has been harmed by a negligent property owner in Detroit, our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., believe you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Learn about your legal options in such a situation by calling (866)-644-6587.

Mother killed in Six Flags roller coaster accident

A roller coaster accident in a Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas killed a woman after she fell from her seat on the evening of Friday, July 19.

A witness who saw the fall said Rosy Esparza was riding the Texas Giant with her son when she asked an employee is she was secured before the ride. Despite the employee saying she should be fine, Esparza fell from the ride after raising her arms when the roller coaster dropped down.

Experts were sent by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides to help figure out what happened to Esparza. Additionally, Six Flags spokespeople have stated that the park plans to exert all efforts to find out what the cause of the tragic accident was.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions said that rides are generally safe with very minimal chances of getting injured or killed.

The legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., sends their thoughts to the family and friends affected by this devastating loss.

Hyundai to pay $14 million in airbag defect trial

In early July, a U.S. federal court ordered automaker Hyundai Motor Co. to pay a Virginia man and his family $14 million in damages after he sustained traumatic brain damage in a car accident 3 years ago.

The Federal court in Pulaski County ruled after an eight hours of deliberation that Zachary Duncan sustained brain damage due to the airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failing to deploy in an accident. According to investigations into the accident, wrong placement of sensors caused the airbag to not deploy when the vehicle hit a tree.

A spokesman for the automaker said they disagree with the verdict and intend to file an appeal.

Sustaining traumatic brain damage or other serious injuries due to auto defects, such as defective airbags, can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation that helps cover the losses and expenses brought on by such injuries. Contact the legal team of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling (248) 948-9696 to better understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.