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How the Michigan Points System Works

  May 5, 2017     By Jeffrey J. Randa, Attorney at Law
The state of Michigan uses a points system to penalize drivers who are caught breaking the law—driving while intoxicated, disregarding traffic...

Is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

  March 7, 2017     By Buckfire & Buckfire, PC
We know many things that cause cancer, but recent court filings have brought to light a new carcinogen you may not be aware of -- baby powder.

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies...

Can Uber Be Sued For Its Role in Detroit Stabbing, Kalamazoo Shootings?

If Uber is found liable for Kalamazoo shootings or Detroit stabbing, expect civil lawsuits to be filed. Families and victims want answers and...

What Are the Odds? Man Wins $80 Million While Going Through a Divorce in Michigan.

An Oakland County Michigan husband won $80 Million and while the divorce case was pending, the arbitrator issued an interim order to divide the...

Is There Any Recourse for Passengers on Commercial Jetliners that Crash?

Even though you may never be involved in an aviation crash or mishap, it pays to be informed as to your rights when traveling on a commercial...

Taxotere Chemotherapy Lawsuits Filed for Permanent Hair Loss

Women who suffered permanent hair loss from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere are filing lawsuits against the drug maker.

Use Your Smartphone to Your Advantage After an Auto Accident

Your smartphone shouldn’t be anywhere near you when you’re driving your car. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents,...

Change of Circumstances or Good Cause Required to Revisit Custody Defined

Divorce lawyer from Rochester, Michigan explains that a change of circumstances or good cause is required before the court may revisit custody

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Financial Ruin

Some auto accidents seemingly result in only damage to two or more vehicles and no injuries to the drivers or passengers. What is common,...

Lower Standard to Remove Restrictions on Parenting Time in Michigan

To modify custody the parent seeking the modification must show that there is a change in circumstances or good cause to revisit custody before...

10 Key Defenses to Michigan Drunk Driving Charges

Hundreds of people plead "guilty" to drunk driving charges everyday. Unbeknownst to them, their lives will be dramatically changed for years to...

5 Actions Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Take

In every criminal case, whether a misdemeanor or felony, there are 5 key actions that the best criminal defense lawyers take. These actions...

The “Pro Se” Bankruptcy Filing Problem in Detroit

The Detroit bankruptcy court in recent years has been inundated with a large number of "pro se" bankruptcy filings. In many of these cases, the...

Common Cases of Medical Malpractice

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how confident someone is in their abilities, they are only human. Sadly, this applies to doctors just like...

Shedding Light on Vehicle ‘Bright’ Laws in Michigan

High beam lights, better known as brights, are an important safety feature in every car. When driving in the dark on a remote or poorly lit...

What Can I Do to Prevent or Stop Dog Attacks?

Dog attacks can be extremely vicious, dangerous, and painful and if you are the owner of the dog, you may get sued - so preventing dog attacks...

Michigan Assault Charges and The Stand Your Ground Defense

Michigan assault charges can be defended by asserting self-defense. There is a Michigan Self-Defense statute, MCL 750.951 and jury instructions...

Neglecting Safety On The Roads Proves Deadly for Teen

After neglecting to wear a seat belt, a Kansas teen sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle auto accident on the state highway.

How to Find a Good Personal Injury Attorney

If you are wondering how to sort through the mess of personal injury attorneys so that you are able to hire a good one that provides quality...

Michigan Fireworks Accident Injury Lawyers Gives Fourth of July Safety Tips

Best lawyers for Michigan fireworks accident injuries gives safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday season.

Defective Medical Device Lawyers Now Accepting Michigan Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Defective medical device lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are now accepting Michigan Mirena IUD lawsuits.

Michigan's MIP Law Offers Deferred Prosecution

The Michigan MIP law allows Courts to dismiss the case if the minor successfully completes a probationary period. Deferred prosecution protects...

Discovering Evidence in Criminal Cases

Every criminal defense in Michigan rests on the strength of the Prosecutor's evidence. Discovery is essential to a successful criminal defense...

Drug Convictions Disqualify Student Financial Aid Applicants

People with a one drug possession conviction lose Student Financial Aid eligibility for one year from conviction date. People with two drug...

What Comes First: Bankruptcy or Divorce?

It’s a reality that bankruptcy and divorce often coincide, but the question is, which should come first, bankruptcy or divorce? The answer to...

Taking a Look at Some Common Defenses for Criminal Charges

This article describes the most common defenses used when facing a criminal charge. It's important that the accused are made aware of their...

Michigan Implied Consent & Drunk Driving Laws: The Double Edge Sword

The Michigan Implied Consent statute has the power of a double-edged sword when added to the fines, costs and jail-time handed out for a drunk...

What You Should Know About Bankruptcy

The average person knows little about bankruptcy, but many have heard common bankruptcy myths floating around. If you are drowning in debt, this...

Driver Distraction Leads to Serious Injury or Death

An overview into the impact that distracted drivers have in the State of Michigan and various ways that it can avoided.

Head-On-Collisions - The Most Dangerous Type of Car Accident

A brief article regarding the dangers of head-on-collisions and how to deal with injuries sustained afterwards.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

For those that are pulled over and tested by an officer for signs of drinking and driving, one thing that is commonly looked for is the onset of...

Why You Should Advise Your Michigan Drivers License Attorney of Any Addictive Prescription Medications

If you are meeting with Michigan drivers license appeal lawyers to select one to help reinstate your drivers license, make sure to disclose any...

Effect of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Convictions in the United States on Canada Immigration

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), impaired driving and similar US convictions, have many consequences for an individual, including a...

TN Visa

TN status is a nonimmigrant classification that enables Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the United States pursuant to appendix 1603 of...

TN Visa and Spouses and Children

Spouses and children (unmarried children under the age of 21) who are accompanying or following to join NAFTA Professionals (TN visa holders)...

The H-1B Visa and the Specialty Occupation Requirement

H-1B visas are typically utilized by U.S. employers seeking to employ a foreign national in a specialty occupation. See www.uscis.gov. Prior to...

Michigan Tax Tribunal Undergoes Procedural Changes

For various reasons relating to the increase in property tax appeals in recent years, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has found itself in a position...

Lawyer Explains the Differences between Motorcycle and Auto Crashes

Michigan no-fault insurance is designed to make sure anyone involved in auto accidents in Michigan has their medical needs paid for and any...

Is it Possible to Sue the Negligent Driver for Pain and Suffering in Michigan?

If you live in Michigan, you probably know the premise behind no-fault auto insurance law, but you may not know that your ability to bring a...

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act

Approved by 63% of voters throughout Michigan, the Medical Marihuana Act became effective as of April 2009. This Act allows the use of Medical...

Supreme Court Opinion Raises Bar for Criminal Defense Attorneys

In mid March of 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States approved a request for a new trial for a Michigan man who claimed that his lawyer...

Defining the Different Fraud Crimes

Fraud is one of the more serious criminal offenses that a person can be charged with. Though it is not serious due to a physical act of...

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: Important Information You Need to Know

Few people are unfamiliar with the bankruptcy terms referred to as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. However, far more are less familiar with what the...

An Introduction to Trademarks and Service Marks, Part I

A trade name can be the legal name of a company or may be a name under which it does business even though not actually incorporated under that...

Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Gives Winter Safety Driving Tips

Top Michigan car accident lawyer advises drivers on how to prevent auto accidents during the winter season. Call now if you suffer injuries in a...

Motorcycle Crash Attorney Discusses Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Helmet Facts

Our motorcycle crash attorney represents motorcyclists injured in Michigan motorcycle accidents. The injuries suffered in these accidents many...

Motorcycle Crash Attorney Discusses Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Our motorcycle crash attorney represents victims of Michigan motorcycle accidents. The results of these accidents are catastrophic, many of...

What is Medical Malpractice?

Most medical malpractice victims never recover a dime because they do not know they are victims of medical negligence. Our medical negligence...

Child Medication Errors and Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Our medical negligence attorneys in Michigan recognize the high risk of medication errors in hospitals and you should too. “Know all the drugs...



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