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Bret A. Schnitzer Named A Top Attorney In Michigan

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Bret A. Schnitzer voted a Top Lawyer In Michigan

by Bret A. Schnitzer

Bret A. Schnitzer has been named a 2014 Top Lawyer in both Product Liability Injury Law (defective products causing injury) and Professional Liability Injury Law (legal malpractice cases against negligent lawyers).

Bret A. Schnitzer is featured as a Top Lawyer in several publications including the November-December 2013 issue of Dbusiness Magazine and Detroit Hour Magazine.
“We continue to work hard to bring justice to victims of injury and get them what they deserve”.

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“He Was Drunk”, An Intoxicated Person Caused My Accident.

“He Was Drunk”, An Intoxicated Person Caused My Accident

by Bret Schnitzer

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We have sued drunk drivers many times. Drunk Driving causes innocent motorists and their families to suffer devastating injuries and loss. The less known terrible truth about drunk drivers is that often times their insurance companies “admit liability” on the first the day of trial to allow them to prevent the Jury from learning that the defendant was drunk and caused the accident. Think about how unfair it is to allow the insurance company to fight liability for eighteen months of litigation, and then admit liability on the first day of trial and prevent the jury from learning the defendant was drunk. (Eighteen months is the typical time frame from the filing of a lawsuit to a trial).

The insurance company often times fights liability fiercely throughout the entire litigation, and makes the victim and their attorney hire experts and take depositions to meet their burden of proof to establish that the drunk driver was in fact drunk. This can require the attorney to invest considerable time and money deposing everyone and anyone who processed any blood alcohol testing to establish the “chain of custody” of that testing. The Michigan Rules Of Evidence  establish strict guidelines for the admission of testing results to ensure they were not tainted and/or testing equipment was properly calibrated or properly sterilized. If there was a PBT test then the Police officer also needs to be deposed and brought in to testify as well.

In some cases, an expert witness needs to be retained to establish the effects that the blood alcohol content or drugs had on the driver to cause the accident. All of these procedures cost both time and money and allow the insurance company to fight liability at every turn to hide their insureds culpability. The insurance attorneys may spend hours examining and cross examining the witnesses as the insurance company tries to find some technical flaw that they can use to exclude the alcohol results. Some insurance companies simply sit back and wait to see if the injured parties attorney does everything they need to do to prove their client was drunk. If the injured parties attorney is not highly experienced sometimes they fail to do what is necessary to prove the drunk drivers liability. If proper witnesses are not retained or timely listed , witness lists are not filed timely, discovery is not done properly, the insurance company may get an opening to defend the case on liability even under extreme circumstances of a highly intoxicated drunk driver. Bear in mind that the Michigan Court Rules prohibit the mention of the fact that an insurance company is involved or the limits of insurance liability. The jury never gets to know that an insurance company has been fighting liability through their attorneys throughout the litigation.

The insurance company is generally very happy to take advantage of any attorney who is not properly prepared, too busy to properly handle the case, or not experienced enough with the drunk driving accidents. On the first day of trial the insurance company generally files an “admission of liability” once they are convinced that the injury attorney has or will be able to establish the defendant was drunk. If the inexperienced / unprepared lawyer did not file witness lists in a timely manner or hire experts, or subpoena witnesses properly it may be too late and the drunk driver wins. Even when the highly experienced attorney “jumps through all the hoops” the insurance company may wait until the first day of trial, admit liability and files a “motion in limine” arguing to the Judge that since they have “now” admitted fault there is no legitimate reason that the jury should know that their client was “drunk” because they have “now” admitted they were at fault for the accident. That sounds pretty unfair doesn’t it, yet many Courts will agree that once the defendant “admits liability” the fact that the defendant was “drunk” is not coming in as evidence.

Schnitzerlaw have, however, established a novel and proven method to prevent the insurance company to pull this stunt under many more circumstances. Many lawyers, even those who are experienced injury attorneys do not know or understand this Downriver Car Accident Attorney method of preventing the insurance company from admitting liability and thus hiding the fact the defendant was drunk from the jury. The implimentation of this novel method takes place at the beginning of the case not the end. That makes it extra important to hire the Car Accident Attorneys now If you are hurt by a drunk driver we will certainly implement this procedure which makes it more difficult for the insurance company to a hide the fact that the drunk driver was drunk from the jury. Call us for a free consultation at (313) 389-2234.

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Michigan Mesothelioma Attorney

Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyer

by Bret Schnitzer

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Mesothelioma is a deadly and somewhat rare form of cancer, with some 2,000-3,000 U.S. cases diagnosed each year, although it is increasing worldwide. It develops from cells of the mesothelium, which is the protective lining in the lungs, abdominal cavity, and the heart. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer, made even more so by the fact that since most cases of the disease have developed from on-the-job exposure to asbestos, early awareness and protective devices might well have prevented the spread. Some forms of this cancer also are caused by radiation or exposure to simian virus
A diagnosis of mesothelioma is sometimes hampered by the fact that the symptoms may mimic many other conditions, such as a persistent cough, difficulty swallowing, or abdominal bloating. If after an examination, a doctor suspect a mesothelioma, an MRI, CT scan, or other X-ray may be ordered. That may be followed by a biopsy. Tissue may be taken from the lungs, heart cavity, or abdomen.
When mesothelioma is diagnosed, further studies are necessary to reveal how advanced the cancer has become. It is generally divided into two stages: stage 1 is localized, meaning the cancer is found only in the one area, or stage 2, advanced, which means it has spread to other organs.

The prognosis for living with mesothelioma depends a good deal on the stage when the cancer is discovered. For the early stages, surgery may remove part of the lung or the heart lining. Patients are also treated with chemotherapy or radiation. Clinical trials are also ongoing to find ways to treat this cancer.
Anyone who works in any capacity with asbestos should be very careful about following OSHA asbestos safety guidelines. Those who have homes built before 1950 may have asbestos insulation, which should be removed before any home improvements are begun. There is usually no problem with leaving the original insulation unless it is damaged.

If you or a loved one is suffering with this cancer, contact a dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer in your area who will protect your rights. Cases of mesothelioma are still relatively rare, which means that many attorneys have no experience with this type of lawsuit. It is important, for instance, to find out how and where a person was exposed to asbestos. This is not always an easy task, especially if the exposure occurred many years earlier, which is often the case.
Michigan has laws to cover such cases as well as deadlines for filing a lawsuit, which are known as statutes of limitation and statutes of repose. Call us today to schedule a no-obligation appointment to discuss the circumstances of a possible lawsuit. Let us concentrate on getting the compensation you deserve and let you concentrate on taking care of your health. SCHNITZERLAW has handled Mesothelioma cases successfully for almost thirty years. Both the workman compensation claims and the lawsuits against manufacturers and the funds set up for these claims. Call us at (313) 389-2234 for a free no obligation consultation.

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