May 12, 2019

Michigan No Fault Insurance coverage for Auto House owners

Michigan No Fault Insurance for Auto-Owners
Michigan No Fault Insurance is a tricky system to understand. If you happen to be injured in a car accident in Michigan, your first step is turning to your insurance to receive compensation for a variety of bills ranging from medical expenses to lost wages. Because Michigan is a “no-fault” car insurance state, many vehicle owners are aware they have limited options when it comes to filing a claim for a car accident related injury. This article will go over how the Michigan No-fault car insurance system operates as well as concerns.

Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance System
There are about a dozen states practicing a “no-fault” car insurance system, including Michigan. In a no-fault operation (specifically Michigan) your own car insurance coverage ( in Michigan this is your “personal injury protection” or “PIP” coverage) is required to pay all of your financial losses and medical bills up to your individual policy limits, disregarding who was re..

April 13, 2019

Asbestos Legal guidelines in West Virginia

West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyer
A Goldberg, Persky & White asbestos attorney can help anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma get the compensation they deserve. West Virginia is one of the many states which had heavy mining and industries which exposed thousands of workers to asbestos. The main health risk of being exposed to asbestos is the development of mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos-containing products were used in steel mills, railroads, power plants, oil refineries, and other industries throughout West Virginia.

Between the years of 1999 and 2013, West Virginia’s asbestos-related death rate was nine deaths per one hundred thousand people. That number is almost twice the national average, which was reported by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund.

The asbestos-related death rate is more than three times the national average in some West Virginia counties. This does include Kanawha County, which is the state’s center of ..

April 11, 2019

A. Vince Colella Called to Michigan Lawyers Weekly prestigious Critics from the Legislation

A. Vince Colella named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly prestigious Leaders in the Law
Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — April 10, 2019 — A. Vince Colella, civil rights and personal injury attorney and managing partner of Southfield-based Moss & Colella, P.C., has been named to the Leaders in the Law class of 2019 by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Honorees on the coveted list are selected from all areas of the law in consideration of their outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and the leadership example they set for other lawyers. The complete list can be viewed here.

Colella is a trailblazer in a new era of civil rights, directing public sector accountability to a new level for the purpose of citizens’ legal protection. While his legal career initially focused solely on personal injury, his civil rights practice is a natural outgrowth that has contributed to far-re..

March 26, 2019

Lawyer Melanie J. Duda joins Moss & Colella

Attorney Melanie J. Duda joins Moss & Colella
Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — March 25, 2019 — Moss & Colella, P.C., a Southfield, Michigan-based civil rights and personal injury law firm, announces that Melanie J. Duda has joined the firm as an associate attorney. The announcement was made by Managing Partner, A. Vince Colella.

Immediately prior to joining Moss & Colella, Duda was an attorney with Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Harrington, where she litigated cases involving civil rights, sexual assault, medical malpractice, and negligence. She also operated her own law firm, the Law Office of Melanie J. Duda, PLLC, for two years, where she worked on criminal defense, family law, and real estate matters. During law school, she was a law clerk at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

Duda received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2012. She was a member of the University of..

February 17, 2019

Understanding the Rules of Discovery at Michigan

Knowing the Rules of Discovery in Michigan
When a victim of someone else’s negligence files a lawsuit, there are specific rules and phases that every lawsuit must generally follow. The first step in the process is the filing of the Complaint. Next, one must serve the Complaint on the named Defendants or their agents. From there, the Michigan Court Rules and the Scheduling Order issued by the judge assigned to the claim control what the parties can do and when they can be done. The parameters change depending on case type, the attorneys, the assigned judge and the Court in which the lawsuit is pending; however, in almost every case, the initial phase of the lawsuit once all of the parties are served is called “Discovery”.

What is the Discovery Phase?
In the Discovery phase, the parties are allowed to gain information through several different means. In Michigan, parties are allowed to serve written questions on the opposing parties called Interrogatories. Interrogatories seek informati..

February 13, 2019

Unintended Damage Ensuing from a Parked Motor Automobile and No-Fault Private Damage Advantages

Accidental Injury Resulting from a Parked Motor Vehicle and No-Fault Personal Injury Benefits
On February 5, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its Opinion in Guntzviller v City of Detroit, which reaffirms that in order for an individual to qualify for No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits, one’s injuries must arise out of “the ownership, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle” pursuant to MCL 500.3105(1). In Guntziller, the plaintiff was attempting to enter a City of Detroit bus when the bus driver recognized her a person “who previously had harassed other passengers on the bus.” The bus driver then closed the door in an attempt to prevent the plaintiff from boarding the bus. While the bus was stopped, a physical altercation ensued, and the plaintiff alleged to have sustained bodily injury as a result.

Plaintiff sought No-Fault Personal Injury Benefits from the City of Detroit and a lawsuit was ultimately filed. The case was dismissed foll..

February 7, 2019

Southfield Lawyer files $10 million wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Their Household of Theoddeus Gray

Southfield attorney files $10 million wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Theoddeus Gray
Investigative materials gathered by the law firm of Moss & Colella paint a very different picture of the fatal shooting of Gray on Nov. 4 than that presented by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department; evidence suggests that the St. Clair Shores canine, “Axe” was killed by his own officers

Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. — February 7, 2019 — A. Vince Colella, a civil rights and personal injury attorney with Southfield-based Moss & Colella, P.C., today announced that a $10 million lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of Theoddeus Gray against the St. Clair Shores Police, the City of St. Clair Shores and the five police officers involved in Gray’s shooting death on November 4, 2018. St. Clair Shores police said at the time that Gray was shot because he produced a gun and killed a department K-9 p..

January 25, 2019

What’s Stage four Mesothelioma?

What is Stage 4 Mesothelioma?

Stage 4 Mesothelioma is the final stage of mesothelioma. There are four stages of Pleural Mesothelioma. The fourth stage is the most severe because there are not many treatments to help. The treatments that are used can only help decrease some pain and help with a situation like breathing difficulties. The ultimate goal for a patient with stage 4 is to improve their contentment; since the mesothelioma has typically progressed through the body at this stage.

Stage 4 Pleural Mesothelioma Info
The advancement of cancer is determined by how much it has spread throughout the body. This cancer has spread through many parts of the body in stage four.

Mesothelioma in Stage 4 can spread to many areas, the common ones include:

The lining of the heart
Diaphragm
Abdominal Organs
Abdominal organs
The opposite side of the chest
Distant lymph nodes

Stage 4 Mesothelioma Symptoms
Symptoms, such as tumors and metastasis, for this cancer are most prominent in stage f..

January 22, 2019

Popcorn Ceiling Asbestos | Are they Safe?

Popcorn Ceiling Asbestos | Are they Safe?
Popcorn Ceiling Asbestos has been used for decades in the past throughout our nation. Between the 1950s and 1980s, workers favored the use of spray-on textured ceilings within buildings – an easy way to hide imperfections. During this period, however, asbestos as a building material was in high demand. A mesothelioma lawyer at our firm can help you understand mesothelioma claim time limit.

These spray-on textures, also known as “cottage cheese ceiling”, “stucco ceiling”, and/or “popcorn ceiling” were 1 to 10 percent asbestos.

There are two options that can be done to determine if an old popcorn ceiling contains asbestos. The first is locating an asbestos abatement professional. Although it is more expensive, hiring a professional is considered safer. The second option is to purchase a test kit. A sample of the ceiling must be collected and sent to a laboratory if a test kit is bought.

While testing samples for asbestos, inspectors also rec..

January 22, 2019

Four Contributing Factors to Teen Driving Accidents

Four Contributing Factors to Teen Driving Accidents
Wrecks of motor vehicles continue to be a leading cause of injury and even death for drivers between 16 and 19 years of age. These young adults face a likelihood to suffer a fatal crash three times more than drivers 20 years old and older. Unfortunately, these statistics resonate here in Michigan too. A Michigan car accident lawyer at our firm can help you receive Michigan no-fault benefits.

In 2017 alone, the 15-20 age group accounted for 7.8 percent of all traffic deaths in Michigan, with 57.5 percent of these deaths being the driver. Within the state, a total of 10,521 teenagers and young adults were injured due in a car accident. The cost of these accidents involving young drivers is astronomical as it can easily exceed $1.4 million.

Research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that when a parent chooses to engage in the skill training of their teen driver, the time spent can help to reduce collisions..