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Heads They Win, Tails You Lose – Insurance Companies Win Either Way on Republican PIP No-Fault Legislation

Bill Passes with Little Notice and No Debate Last week, the Michigan legislature passed two separate bills aimed at attacking and effectively ending the Michigan no-fault law. There is no question that auto insurance rates are too high in Michigan. But the two proposals – SB 1 and HB 4397 – are completely one-sided insurance [...]

Tesla Sued After Semi-Autonomous Driving System Fails in Fatal Crash

Synopsis Some of the worst-performing autopilot systems ranked by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are offered by high-end automakers. Federal investigators have concluded that Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system accelerated just before crashing on a California freeway, killing the man operating the vehicle. The accident occurred in 2018, on U.S. Highway 101, when the faulted [...]

How Should Michigan Test for Marijuana Impaired Drivers?

Synopsis Michigan voters approved the use of recreational marijuana last November, making it the 10th state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the drug derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. While several U.S. states have set a blood level for impaired driving due to THC, a chemical found in marijuana, recommendations have [...]

Michigan Senate Takes Aim to Destroy No-Fault Once Again

Michigan No-Fault Law Comes Under Siege The Michigan Senate GOP is taking another swing at the Michigan No-Fault Law. And the new Senate Bill 1 is a doozy. For years now the insurance lobby and Republican legislatures have attempted to remove unlimited medical coverage and other benefits available to individuals injured in a Michigan car [...]

What You Should Know About Police Misconduct in Michigan

Synopsis Michigan police officers were involved in more than 20 fatal shootings in 2018, a 50 percent increase from the previous year and the Grand Rapids Police Department has been involved in many serious incidences involving police misconduct for more than a decade. The most common forms of police brutality and abuse reported is excessive [...]

By |2019-05-06T16:42:14+00:00May 6th, 2019|Constitutional Rights, Grand Rapids|0 Comments

Michigan No-Fault Law: Out-of-State Car Accident Rules

How Are Michigan Drivers Covered in Crashes that Occur Out-of-State? If you are a Michigan resident injured in a car accident outside of Michigan, are you still entitled to the same benefits and compensation compared to car or truck accident injuries that occur in Michigan? The answer is probably yes. This article explores the rights [...]

Michigan No-Fault Law: Out-Of-State Residents Injured in Michigan

How Are Non-Residents Injured in Michigan Protected? What are the rules for non-Michigan residents who happen to be involved in a car or truck wreck in Michigan? What benefits and compensation are they entitled to under Michigan law? This article helps to explain the benefits and limitations for injured out-of-state residents injured here in Michigan. [...]

12 Ways to Avoid Driving Distracted in 2019

Synopsis University of Michigan researchers have concluded that distracted driving crashes now tally twice as high as drunk driving accidents across the state. Motor vehicle operators who take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds automatically double their risk of a crash and killing themselves or others. Approximately nine lives are lost [...]

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Risk Factors

Synopsis According to the CDC, registered motorcycle users have gone up by more than 60 percent since 2000, and motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to experience a fatal crash than drivers or passengers in cars. Riders involved in an accident are incredibly vulnerable to severe injuries or death [...]

Car Crashes Are a Leading Fatality Risk for Young Children

Synopsis A single vehicle crash in Ingham County killed two children and seriously injured their father on I-96 outside of Grand Rapids. The injured driver was seen traveling aggressively and attempting to pass vehicles on the shoulder of the highway when he lost control, left the roadway backwards, and then smashed the rear of the [...]

By |2019-04-22T19:11:56+00:00April 11th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Grand Rapids, Personal Injury|0 Comments