33 hurt due to Miami sports bar deck collapsing

33 basketball fans enjoying the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs were hurt after a deck of a popular sports bar in Miami collapsed on June 13.

The incident happened at around 9 p.m. when a Shuckers Waterfront Grill deck containing one hundred people collapsed, causing dozens of people to be reportedly hurt, two critically. Witnesses said victims found themselves in the water and other people rushed to the scene to help the victims. Emergency crews responded to victims, who were reportedly shocked by what had happened.

When a property owner allows his or her premises to become unsafe, leading to an accident such as a porch or deck collapse, the resulting injuries can be devastating. However, a victim may be entitled to compensation to cover his or her losses. If you have been harmed in such an incident in Detroit, call the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., who can help you evaluate your legal options, at 866-644-6587.


Chrysler refuses government request to recall its 2.7 million SUVs

Automaker giant Chrysler recently refused a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall of its 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee models and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty’s, claiming that the NHTSA’s claim that it poses a risk to its owners is unfounded.

The NHTSA recently cited Chrysler’s gas tank design, which has the gas tank placed behind the axle at the back, as dangerous; however, according to the automaker, it is a standard design used in many different vehicles. In a statement Chrysler said the number of deaths caused by rear-end crashes and fire reported by the Center for Auto Safety is overstated. NHTSA started investigating Chrysler after Grand Cherokees and Libertys were involved in hundreds of deaths and fire crashes.

Vehicle design defects can result in devastating injuries if they cause an auto accident. However, you may be able to seek compensation after such an accident in Detroit  with the help of the legal team of Ravid & Associates, P.C., Learn more about your options by calling 866-644-6587.


Defective traffic light contributes to fatal motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist was killed after his motorcycle collided with a mini-van on the west side of Detroit the night of May 15.

According to scene investigators, a defective traffic light that flashed red and green at the same time caused the accident at the intersection of West Warren Ave. and Beechwood Ave. The malfunctioning light caused both the driver of the mini-van and the motorcyclist to think they each had the right of way.

People in the neighborhood reported that the traffic light had been working improperly for some time.

When investigating who was responsible for the light, police said the traffic lights were contracted out to another company by the Department of Public Lighting.

The attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., know how hard it is to lose a loved one in a road accident and send their sincere condolences to the family members and friends of the motorcyclist who tragically lost his life.


10 injured in Detroit bus crash

At least 10 people were injured after a bus crashed into a car on Wednesday morning on the west side of Detroit.

According to a witness who saw the bus accident, the car tried to beat the bus after running a stop sign. The bus crashed into the car, after which both the bus and car ended up on lawns, causing the bus to hit a tree. The woman who was driving the car and was bleeding was seen by another witness walking away from the accident area but later returning. All the injured persons inside the bus, along with the female driver of the car, were rushed to a local hospital, where all injuries were classified as non-threatening.

A homeowner who lives near the site of the accident said accidents are frequent in that particular area.

Unfortunately, drivers who act recklessly, such as failing to yield at a stop sign, cause innocent people serious harm all too often. If this has happened to you, a lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call 866-644-6587 to discuss your situation and options today.


Crash injures 6 people

Six people were injured in a vehicular accident that happened in northwest Detroit at night on Sunday, March 10.

According to investigators who responded to the scene of the accident, the crash occurred when one car ran through a stop sign near the intersection of Gilchrist and Puritan. The five people inside the other car, including all three children, sustained minor injuries, while the driver of the vehicle that ran the stop sign suffered more severe injuries, according to reports.

In later investigations of the accident, concerns were raised due to a gas meter that had been hit by one of the vehicles involved in the accident. However, authorities determined that the gas meter was unaffected and did not pose a problem.

In the days immediately following the accident police were still working on determining if alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

Reckless drivers, such as this one who ran a stop sign, all too often cause serious accidents that injure innocent people. Our legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., believe in supporting those who have been victimized in such accidents; thus, if you have been harmed in a car accident at the hands of another driver, call 866-644-6587 to find out how we may be able to help you.

 


Worker killed in auto parts plant

A 42-year-old auto parts worker died after a heavy piece of equipment fell on him inside a Shelby Township plant in Michigan, March 21.

According to reports, Shelby Township fire and police responded to a 911 call from Mollertech, LLC, after one worker was killed when a five-ton die fell on him. The worker, whose anonymity was requested by his family, was reportedly working on an overhead crane when they heavy equipment fell on him.

Fire Chief James Swinkowski said the incident was still under investigation regarding whether there was a failure somewhere in the working process that lead to the fatal accident. Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration are set to release the cause of the incident at a later time.

Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is traumatic, and our attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C., send their thoughts to the family members and friends who have suffered from this tragic loss.


Whiteout in Detroit Causes Multiple Car Accidents, Killing 3

At least three people died and several others were injured in multiple vehicle pileups on I-75 in Detroit due to an unexpected whiteout that blinded motorists in early February.

Step siblings Gabrielle Greenwood, 9, and Aidan Hicks, 7, instantly died in one of the crashes on the freeway. Their parents, Glen Greenwood and Kim Barrett, together with their 10-year-old sister Hannah were rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where Kim was still in critical condition as of late last week. A website has been set up to raise funds for the medical expenses of the family.

According to reports, more than 40 cars and trucks were involved in the multiple car crash pileups near Springwells, Detroit. At least one was fatal, causing the death of 54-year-old Menelaos Manolis.

Losing loved ones unexpectedly can be extremely difficult and painful, and the thoughts of our entire team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., are with those who have suffered loss due to these accidents caused by inclement weather.


One Dead, Two Injured in Multi Vehicle Crash

A multi-vehicle car accident occurred earlier this month in Detroit that resulted in the death of one individual, and injury to two other motorists.

Witness statements said a westbound vehicle lost control near Mt. Elliot while trying to avoid a distressed vehicle that was in the left lane. The vehicle then crashed into the rear of another vehicle on the roadway’s right shoulder. The vehicle on the right shoulder then hit the driver of a distressed car who was apparently out of his car asking for help. The victim, whose name was withheld, was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he died. Two others were brought to area hospitals to receive treatment for minor injuries, including an off-duty Detroit Police Sergeant who there to give assistance.

Investigations are ongoing and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.

Our thoughts go out to the victims’ families and friends.


Driver Causes Accident After Falling Asleep at the Wheel

An 18-wheeler driver caused a fiery truck accident after falling asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 94.

According to police officials, the accident occurred just after 5:30 a.m. when the driver apparently fell asleep and crashed through the median wall as a result.

After colliding into the wall, the trailer remained on the freeway while the cab went near the railroad bridge.

After coming to a stop the cab of the truck caught fire. When emergency crews arrived at the crash site, the truck driver was transported to the hospital in order to be treated for injuries including a broken ankle.

There were no other injuries reported in the collision. After the accident occurred, dozens of cars were forced to slam on their brakes in order to avoid an accident. The roadway was closed for nearly three hours while crews removed fiery debris from the scene. The name of the truck driver has not yet been released.


Semi-Truck Accident Closes Detroit Highway For 5 Hours

Around 5:30 a.m. in Detroit on Thursday morning, a semi-truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a median on Interstate 94. The median where the truck driver crashed was close to the Livernois Road overpass. The impact of the crash was so intense that the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Warren Street and Livernois were closed for more than five hours while the damage was assessed.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has cameras located on Interstate 94 in Detroit, and one of the cameras was able to capture the intense accident as it unfolded. The video footage shows the semi-truck catching on fire shortly after crashing. Detroit firefighters were later able to put out the flames when they arrived at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck was not critically injured in the crash, but was taken to a hospital in the area to be treated for a fractured ankle. The lanes that were closed reopened to the public around 10:40 a.m.. Police are still investigating the truck accident, and have asked any witnesses to come forward with additional information about the incident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident due to truck driver error, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the truck accident lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling 866-644-6587 today.


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