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By Lipton Law on February 15, 2013 - No comments

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Lipton Law Stands Against Capping Benefits to Accident Victims

Governor Snyder’s new proposal on Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance would cap benefits that car accident victims can receive at one million dollars.  For many car accident victims, this amount will not secure the medical coverage a car accident victim actually needs.  Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan person injury law firm,  recommends you read this article and let your local state representative know that you do not agree with this change.

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Lipton Law is Concerned about Governor Snyder’s New Proposal

The new proposal put forth by Governor Snyder would have devastating consequences on Michigan car-accident victims and their families.  Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm, strongly encourages you to take a look at these articles and tell Governor Snyder that you won’t stand for this change.  It is time that families and individuals come before insurance companies when making policy.

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Lipton Law’s Own, Marc Lipton, Named to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Michigan residents and their families that were devastated by the meningitis outbreak can take some solace in the fact that Marc Lipton of Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm, will be representing them on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Multi-District litigation. With his appointment, Lipton Law will be in the driver’s seat, pushing the gas pedal towards recovery for Michigan victims.

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Lipton Law Excited to Sponsor Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Fund’s Heart of Champions Gala

Lipton Law, the Southfield, Michigan personal injury law firm is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Heart of Champions Gala to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Fund that will take place on March 14, 2013 at the Fox Theatre.

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Lawsuit Filed for Michigan Residents Affected by Meningitis Outbreak

The number of people infected by the fungal meningitis outbreak continues to climb.

There are 231 cases of fungal meningitis in the nation, including 15 deaths – in 15 states.

In Michigan, there are 47 cases, with three deaths.

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  • In Detroit, Meningitis Lawsuit is Filed for Howell Woman

  • Target is steroid maker in Massachusetts

 

  • A class action has been filed for Michigan residents sickened by tainted steroid injections believed to be responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people across the country.View Article
  • Michigan Has 1st Fungal Meningitis Lawsuit

    Attorney Marc Lipton files lawsuit in Federal court in Detroit.

    A Howell woman who is hospitalized with fungal meningitis is suing the pharmacy where the steroids came from.

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  • Lipton Law Supports the Campaign for Kelly, Johnson and McCormack

    Lipton Law supports three remarkable women: Judge Connie Kelley, Judge Shelia Johnson and Bridget McCormack, who are leading our charge to reclaim our supreme court for Michigan families.

     

  • Marc E. Lipton Named President of Michigan Association for Justice

    The Southfield personal injury law firm of Lipton Law is proud to announce that attorney Marc E. Lipton has been named President of the Michigan Association for Justice. This distinct honor is given to a lawyer committed to helping working families in Michigan attain justice when tragedy strikes as a result of negligence or recklessness. In his role as Michigan Association for Justice President, Marc will help lead a dedicated group of approximately 1,800 member lawyers who work daily to spread awareness about safety and take a stand against individuals and entities responsible for causing others to suffer injury, illness, or death.

    In being governed by an executive board made up of about 70 members and five officers, the Michigan Association for Justice is devoted to bettering the lives of those who have suffered injuries at work, on the road, at a hospital, or in another setting in which another’s negligence was detrimental. As a lawyer with extensive experience handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and defective products, Marc has the knowledge and tenacity to fulfill his duties as President of the Michigan Association for Justice.

    • Visit Michigan Association for Justice website

  • Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys at Lipton Law Launch Mobile Site

    The Southfield, MI personal injury lawyers at Lipton Law are proud to announce the debut of their mobile website.

    In the technological flood society is drenched in, waiting to get home or go the library to access the Internet on a computer may not be soon enough. The advancements of cell phones, iPhones and Smart Phones specifically, have made accessing the Internet not only quicker, but more efficient.

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  • Michigan Bills Recently Introduced Cause Debate Over Medical Malpractice Cases

    The trauma of medical malpractice for a patient is indescribable. Not only is there a sense of trust being betrayed, but due to the often invasive aspects of surgery, medical treatment, and other aspects of hospital care or diagnosis screenings, any act of negligence on the part of a medical professional or facility has the capability of changing a person’s life forever. With that being said, four bills recently introduced in Michigan, Senate Bill 1115, Senate Bill 1116, Senate Bill 1117, and Senate Bill 1118, have raised debate over who would really benefit.

    The main characteristic of medical malpractice that these bills would change is the limitation of non-economic damages, which includes the loss of household and other services. As Southfield personal injury lawyer Marc E. Lipton posited, “Who usually provides those household services?” As you may gather, Marc is suggesting that the bills would seem to do women a disservice in denying them compensation in the event that their lives are shaken by medical malpractice.

    The bills would also significantly cap, or limit, the amount of damages a person could receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Since the bills would protect medical professionals from being sued if the alleged malpractice is believed to have been “the exercise of professional judgment”, other critics of the bills claim that they give doctors who have made catastrophic mistakes immunity.

    • Republicans introduce bills to protect docs in med mal cases

  • 2012 Michigan Health & Rehab Conference

    Jody Lipton will be doing a break out session at the 2012 Michigan Health and Rehab Conference being held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Best Western Sterling Inn.

    • View the Conference Brochure (PDF)


  • Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner & Auction

    Jody Lipton was the Legislative Liaison Co-Chair for theBIAMI Spring Tribute Legacy Society Dinner that took place on March 31, 2012 at The Diamond Center at The Suburban Collection Showplace. Lipton Law was also a VIP Reception Sponsor for the event.

    • April 13, 2012 – View the Press Release on Lipton Law’s Involvement in the BIAMI Event


  • Crash Course: What’s in Your Policy

    • 3/01/11 - JARC
      Attorney Jody Lipton offers a “Crash Course” on helping Michigan drivers get the auto coverage they need.
    • 3/08/11 – NCJW
    • 3/25/11 – Farbman Group
    • 4/14/11 – Baker College
    • 4/17/11 – Temple Emanuel Oak Park
    • 4/28/11 – Lakeland Center
    • 5/12/11 – (Troy) and 5/18/11 (Novi) Inforum
    • 5/22/11 – Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
    • 5/23/11 – (Sterling Heights) and 6/27/11 (Novi) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
    • 6/02/11 – Rotary Club of Bloomfield Hills
    • 6/14/11 – Medical Professionals, Inc.
    • 6/22/11 – Metro Home Health Care
    • 6/08/11 – Quicken Loans
    • 7/20/11 – Tender Home Health Care
    • 7/26/11 – The Med Team
    • 7/30/11 – Good Faith of Fight Ministry

    UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS:
    TBA Fall 2011 – The Birmingham Community House
    8/25/11 – At Home Network Inc
    8/11/11 – Macomb Networking Group

    NON CRASH COURSE:
    9/7/11 – Michigan Association of Justice No-Fault Institute


  • Carnival of Care

    Come see Lipton Law support the Carnival of Careat their Motown Moves and Memories Fundraiseron October 29, 2011.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Crash Course Seminar

      Jody B. Lipton will give her seminar, Crash Course, at the Birmingham Community house on October 18, 2011.

    • Crash Course Seminar

      Crash Course seminar at the Macomb Alliance Healthcare Providers on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM.


    • The Brain Injury Association of Michigan

      Come visit Lipton law’s booth at The Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Annual Conference in Lansing on Thursday and Friday September 22- 23

 

 

Michigan Authorities Aim to Combat Drunk Driving with Talking Urinal Cakes

By Lipton Law on July 10, 2012 - No comments

According to an Examiner.com report, a novel traffic safety innovation has been tested in Michigan aimed to combat drunk driving over the July 4th holiday week. A new statewide initiative has been created to keep MI drunk drivers off the road by installing “talking urinal-deodorizer cakes” in men’s rooms in restaurants, bars, and other establishments that serve alcohol. The innovative device is a motion-activated recording that reminds the urinal user who may have had one too many that there are alternatives to driving drunk, such as taking a cab or phoning a friend.

The device has been described as having an “attention-getting woman’s voice,” and some of the special cakes even have whistles and lights and make noises similar to a video game.

The anti-drunk driving urinal cakes will be disseminated in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, and Bay, Ottawa, and Delta Counties are eventually slated to receive them as well. As the July 4th holiday week typically sees an increase in drunk driving across the state and law enforcement efforts are stepped up as a result, the talking cakes are part of a larger education and enforcement crusade directed at decreasing Independence Day drinking and driving.

In an official statement, the director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning states “Not only do we want to turn some heads and get people talking, we hope everyone takes the message to heart.” The executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, who is distributing the disks, adds that although the effort seems humorous, the seriousness of the message will stand out and hopefully encourage patrons to find a safe way home.

Efforts by the state to combat drunk driving are important, but it is still up to MI motorists to drive sober and responsibly behind the wheel. If drivers don’t, anyone on the road may be in danger. The Wayne County drunk driving accident victim lawyers at Lipton Law know the significant obstacles you may face after a drunk driving collision and are here to help you every step of the way after a crash. For assistance with your accident claim, please call (800) 227-2727 to speak with an experienced member of our legal team.

 

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a St. Patrick’s Day Drunk-Driving Crash

By Lipton Law on March 13, 2012 - No comments

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, making it easier to head to parties sooner and stay out later. If you’re planning on making alcohol part of your March 17 festivities, here are a few easy ways you can help protect yourself and your friends from suffering a serious alcohol-related car accident in Michigan.

  • Choose a designated driver before the first round of alcohol is served. Make sure your designated driver has plenty of non-alcoholic drink choices and snacks. To show support, you might even want to cover your designated driver’s tab, or order him or her a favorite non-alcoholic drink or food.
  • Don’t hesitate to take away the keys of any friends who may have had one drink too many. Keep numbers for taxi services, mass transit, or sober-ride programs handy so you can help these friends find a safe ride home. If you’re hosting a party, consider having your guests leave their keys at the door, so you can check that the driver is sober before letting them hit the road.
  • Call your local law enforcement if you see a driver who appears to be drunk. You may be able to prevent a tragedy.

Drunk driving causes serious injuries and many deaths each year. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you have legal rights. Call Lipton Law today to talk to one of our dedicated Southfield drunk driving accident attorneys. Our number is (248) 557-1688. There is no charge for your initial consultation, and the call is completely confidential.

 

“Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” – Or Everyone Loses

By Lipton Law on February 3, 2012 - No comments

The Super Bowl is coming up, and the National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind football fans that drunk driving has serious consequences in its “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” campaign.

Driving while impaired even a bit greatly increases the chances of an auto accident. Even if you’ve made the smart choice not to drive after drinking alcohol, other drivers on the road may not be so considerate – and tragedy can result.

Here are a few ways you can encourage safe driving during Super Bowl weekend:

  • If you host a Super Bowl party at home, stop serving alcohol at least an hour before the party is scheduled to end. Switching to non-alcoholic drinks only at the end of the game’s third quarter is a time-honored method used in NFL stadiums across the country.
  • If you go out for a party, make your own plans for a sober ride home, and program the numbers of local cab companies into your cell phone so you can call for a safe ride home for any friends who may have had one too many.
  • Whether you’re at home or out for your Super Bowl celebrations, give designated drivers the special treatment. Offer them a prime seat, keep their non-alcoholic drink topped off, or pick up the tab for them.

Drunk driving can cause serious accidents, which can result in permanent disabilities or even death. If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you have certain legal rights and options in Michigan. At Lipton Law, our experienced Michigan drunk driving accident victim lawyers can help you with all steps of the post-accident process, from filing a Michigan no-fault insurance claim to fighting to hold a negligent driver accountable in court. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us today at (248) 557-1688.

 

Drunk Driving Can Permanently Alter Crash Victims’ Lives

By Lipton Law on November 7, 2011 - No comments

Michigan and other states have passed strict laws prohibiting driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs (DUI). Most drivers understand that the sentence they’ll face if convicted is a heavy one. Nevertheless, too many drivers on Michigan roads choose to get behind the wheel even when they’ve had one too many. When a drunk driver causes a crash, the injuries can be serious.

In one ten-year period, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that over 266,000 U.S. residents lost their lives in drunk driving-related crashes – averaging one death about every thirty minutes. Although drunk drivers make up only about two percent of the drivers on the road at any given time, they cause approximately 50 percent of the car accidents. Drunk-driving-related car accidents cost Americans nearly $46 billion each year. Too often, it’s the others involved in the crash – the drivers and passengers who weren’t drinking at all – who pay the price.

Michigan drivers convicted of drunk driving face strict criminal penalties, which may include jail time, fines, community service, drug or alcohol treatment programs, and other requirements. These penalties “pay back” the community for the harm their drunk driving caused, but they may not adequately compensate those who were injured in a crash. The victims of a drunk driving crash may have to live with permanent injuries, the loss of a loved one, or the traumatic memories of the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver in Michigan, the experienced Southfield drunk driving victims’ attorneys at Lipton Law can help. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us today at (248) 557-1688 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

Michigan Officers Encourage Safe and Sober Driving This Labor Day

By Lipton Law on September 1, 2011 - No comments

The Labor Day weekend and the weeks between it are prime time for Michigan students of all ages to be heading back to school. In order to help reduce the number of car accidents and keep traveling students and families safe this season, the Michigan State Police and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to increase drunk driving prevention patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the state. Michigan’s enforcement efforts are related to a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is kicking off this year’s events with an advertising campaign reminding Labor Day motorists that they create an increased risk of causing injury or death, along with an increased risk of being pulled over and arrested, if they choose to drive with alcohol in their systems. Many events are being held on college campuses because last year, 77 Michigan motorists between the ages of 18 to 24 were killed in alcohol-related crashes, representing nearly one-quarter of those killed in such accidents. By tying the “drive sober or get pulled over” message to the start of the school year, Michigan law enforcement agencies hope to drive home the point that college-age drivers are also vulnerable to injury or death when it comes to drinking and driving.

Choosing a designated driver or taking a cab or public transportation can help you prevent injuries or death caused by drunk driving this Labor Day. If you have been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, contact the experienced Michigan drunk driving accident victim lawyers at Lipton Law. We can help you protect your legal rights, handle your insurance claim, and seek compensation from all negligent parties involved. For a free consultation, call us today at 248-577-1688.

 

Michigan Dram Shop Law May Hold Taverns Responsible in an Accident

By Lipton Law on August 22, 2011 - No comments

When a driver chooses to drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and injures someone else as a result, it’s normal to look into the behavior of the driver who caused the crash. However, it’s also important to figure out who else might be responsible for part or all of the accident. Michigan’s dram shop laws allow those who are injured in drunk driving accidents to hold responsible the places that sold the alcohol to the drunk driver in certain situations.

“Dram shop” laws are called as such because “dram shop” used to be a catch-all term for bars, taverns, and any other establishment that sold alcohol to patrons. The law still applies to places that serve alcoholic beverages, including bars and restaurants. In Michigan, a shop that sells alcohol to a minor or to a visibly intoxicated person may be liable if the minor or intoxicated person then causes harm to someone else, such as in car accident. In order to hold a seller of alcohol responsible, however, the injured person must demonstrate to the court that selling or giving the alcohol to the minor or intoxicated person would foreseeably result in an injury or fatal accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the experienced Michigan drunk driver accident victim attorneys at Lipton Law. We will examine the specifics of your case carefully and help you understand your legal rights and options, so you can make an informed choice that protects your legal rights. To learn more, call us today at 248-557-1688.