Suspended cop accused of driving while intoxicated

A suspended Detroit policewoman was held under a 10,000/10% bond following an accusation that she was driving under the influence of alcohol, causing a car accident in Detroit that left two people injured.

According to the report, misdemeanor charges were pressed against 41-year-old Dana Bond after crashing into a car Sunday afternoon, March 2, while driving at the intersection of Memorial St. and Plymouth Rd. The other car’s 19-year-old driver and his female passenger were transported to a hospital and were in stable condition. The report also stated that Bond tried to escape from the accident site but was later arrested by authorities.

She is now facing misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence, for not stopping at the scene of an accident with personal injury, and for not stopping at the scene of an accident with property damage.

Sadly, intoxicated drivers all too often cause serious accidents that injure innocent people. If you have suffered in a DUI accident in Detroit, seek the legal guidance of our lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C. about possibly filing a lawsuit. Call us today at (248) 948-9696.

A closer look at the pedestrian’s right of way at unmarked crosswalks

Almost all drivers are aware that they should yield to pedestrians crossing the street at marked crosswalks. However, fewer are aware that they should also yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the street at unmarked crosswalks.

In almost all states, unmarked crosswalks are defined as the ‘continuation’ or ‘connection’ of the lateral lines of a trail, such as a sidewalk. Except when the traffic is regulated by a police officer or by a traffic light, most states in the U.S. require the driver to stop and yield to crossing pedestrians at unmarked crosswalks.

Unfortunately, many drivers ignore pedestrians’ rights, resulting in serious harm befalling pedestrians. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident you believe was caused by someone else’s recklessness, speak with an attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C. We know how to help Detroit residents in these situations get the compensation they need. Call us at (866) 644-6587 today.

Child strollers recalled due to the risks of amputation and lacerations

In an online report published on January 30, the Huffington Post revealed that Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling roughly 216,000 single and double juvenile strollers after receiving reports that pressing the stroller’s release button might partially amputate consumer’s fingertips, cause severe cuts, or break fingers.

The report stated that the strollers B-Agile, Agile Double, and BOB motion were sold online and in juvenile product stores nationwide from May 2011 to June 2013. The report added that the strollers were sold in different colors, including orange, sandstone, navy, and black.

Our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., know how to help people in Detroit who have found themselves dealing with the repercussions brought about by an injury caused by a defective product. In these situations, victims may be owed financial compensation and justice from the manufacturer. To explore the possibility of filing a product liability lawsuit, call (248) 948-9696.

Bus driver and student passengers escape harm after bus crash

A slow-moving collision involving a school bus and a sedan occurred at the intersection of Heyden and Sawyer at around 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22.

According to the Detroit Police, a school bus carrying 20 middle school students was driving along the intersection when it hit the back of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the bus, the students, and the three people inside the sedan were all unharmed after the incident. The police further stated that only minor damages were sustained by the vehicles involved.

Although no one was harmed and no major damages were incurred in this incident, this is not always the case. In fact, as we at Ravid & Associates, P.C., know, many people in Detroit suffer serious harm in car accidents caused by other people. Call us at (248) 948-9696 if you’ve been involved in such a situation and want to explore your legal options.

Wal-Mart recalls table and chair sets due to fall hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Thursday, January 2, that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling more than 73,000 Mainstays five-piece card table and chair sets following 10 injury reports, including a case of finger amputation.

The CPSC stated that the chairs can suddenly collapse, potentially causing fall hazards that might lead to finger and back injuries. Consumers are urged to discontinue using the product and to return it for a complete refund.

The recalled products were retailed at different Wal-Mart stores across the country and on the company’s website between May and November last year. A label containing the words “Made by: Dongguan Shin Din Metal & Plastic Products Co.” can be found at the bottom side of the chairs.

The lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., have assisted more than 10,000 families in Detroit to fight for their personal injury claims. If you are from Michigan suffering from an injury due to a defective product, do not hesitate to call us at (866) 644-6587 today for a free case assessment.

USS blast kills one

A blast that occurred at a U.S. Steel plant 10 miles away from downtown Detroit on Sunday, December 15 left one worker dead and two others injured.

U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) spokesperson Courtney Boone said in an interview that the explosion at the company’s Great Lakes Works facility in Ecorse left 32-year-old remote control locomotive operator Antonio Palazzolo dead. Palazzolo, a resident of Rockwood, has been with the company for approximately two years. Boone added that two other workers sustained non-serious injuries and were already treated.

The police stated that around 2:30 a.m., a ladle loaded with molten steel turned upside down, causing the fatal explosion.

Great Lakes Works in Michigan manufactures different types of sheet steels primarily used for the automotive industry. It has a production capacity of more than three million tons every year.

Our lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., understand the grief and sorrow brought on by such a tragic industrial accident. We extend our deepest sympathy to Antonio’s loved ones and friends.

NHTSA plans to expand Hyundai airbag recall

On Wednesday, December 4, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will open an investigation to determine whether the Hyundai Elantra airbag recall should be expanded to include 2009 to 2012 Elantra Touring units. The inquiry was called after the agency found that the approximately 52,000 2009 to 2012 Elantra Touring units have a metal support lining similar to that of the 2011 to 2013 Elantra units previously recalled due to defective airbag design.

Last March, 186,254 2011 to 2013 Elantra sedans were recalled due to poorly designed metal brackets attached in the vehicle’s headliner. The NHTSA said those brackets may pose injuries to drivers and passengers when side curtain airbags are utilized during side collision car accidents.

Our lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to helping residents from Detroit when they have been hurt by defective products such as this. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to find out how we may be able to help you file a lawsuit.

Prominent lawyer dies in a car crash

Attorney Corbett O’Meara, son of U.S. Judge John Corbett O’Meara, died following a car crash involving two cars at around 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 on Harper Avenue at Shady Lane.

St. Clair Shores police said in a statement that the 1999 Acura being driven by O’Meara struck a tree after hitting the rear of a silver Mercedes Benz. Both drivers were transported to a Detroit hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Mercedes Benz, a 69-year-old Eastpointe woman whose name was not released, is in critical condition.

The lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C., extend their condolences to all the loved ones of those affected by this fatal crash.

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.