Medicine Safety

While you often rely on your doctors, nurses and pharmacists to keep you safe when it comes to the medications you’re taking, you need to do your part too. Knowing some general rules for medicine safety can help keep you safe and make sure you don’t become the victim of a medication error. Making sure […]

Space Heater Safety

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International,  heating equipment is the second leading cause of  house fires in the United States, and the cause of 80% of home heating fire deaths.  In the chilly Northern Michigan winter, it can be tempting to use space heaters to keep our furnaces from working hard and driving up […]

Pharmacy Safety: Avoid Medication and Prescription Errors

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause an estimated 100,000 deaths and injure approximately 1.3 million people in the United States each year. With 43% of pharmacy errors resulting from patients receiving a drug with a sound-alike name, it’s clear that increased vigilance on the part of patients and pharmacists is […]

What You Need to Know About No-Fault Car Insurance

In the state of Michigan, drivers are required to carry some form of no-fault car insurance.  While there are several levels of coverage available, the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) advises that every policy must include Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Property Protection (PPI) and Residual Liability Insurance that covers you in the event […]

What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability

When you have become disabled through an accident, or you have developed a medical condition that affects your ability to work, the list of questions seems to mount as quickly as the unpaid bills. For those who qualify, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers income benefits that can help cover medical and living expenses. The […]

Workers’ Compensation: Frequently Asked Questions

When you are injured at work, there are laws that regulate how your injury and care are handled. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you are bound to have a multitude of questions. Let’s try to handle a few of the more commonly posed questions, so you will have […]

Personal Injury Attorneys: No Fees Unless You Win

At Atkinson Petruska Kozma & Hart, we understand the pain and suffering that goes along with a personal injury. Whether you’ve had a slip and fall, a work accident, a motor vehicle accident or have been the victim of medical malpractice, there is a lot to deal with in addition to healing. Trying to recover […]

Keep Off-Road Vehicles Off Roads

As summer draws to a close, traffic on trail ways and at off-road vehicle parks declines, the temptations arise to take risks by operating your recreational vehicle in areas where riding is both prohibited—and dangerous. Dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), side-by-sides, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV’s), and other utility vehicles are designed to operate on uneven, […]

Hoverboards and Self-Balancing Scooters Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

Christmas 2015 saw an explosion in the popularity of self-balancing scooters, dubbed “hoverboards.”  In the first holiday season since their release, more than 500,000 hoverboards were added to American households. According to the Washington Post, one hoverboard sold every 12 seconds on Cyber Monday, making it the hottest gift of the season. What all those […]

It’s Summertime in Northern Michigan: Safety Checks for the Barbecue Grill

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 7,000 grill fires requiring fire department response in the United States each year. Of these fires, six out of every seven are caused by gas grills. By following a few simple guidelines for gas barbecue grill safety, you and your family can enjoy a […]