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How Parents Can Help Their Children Avoid Car Accidents

Synopsis The ‘100 Deadliest Days’ is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when more people are killed in crashes involving a teen driver than any other time of the year. Michigan State Police data analyzed by the University of Michigan shows teens who choose to participate in distracted driving activities remain the most [...]

New Michigan No-Fault Law Passes – What You Need to Know

Michigan No-Fault Reform Recap – What You Need to Know Last week, Governor Whitmer signed a bill that contains sweeping changes for the Michigan No-Fault Law. The governor, despite promises to the contrary, removed the mandatory unlimited PIP coverage that has protected so many Michigan citizens over the past 45 years. The new legislation, which [...]

What to Do in the Event of an Uber or Lyft Accident

Synopsis According to the University of Chicago, the rate of traffic deaths has increased nearly three percent in cities after the introduction of Uber and similar ride-sharing services. Car accidents involving ride-share drivers are similar to the same type of crashes everyday road users face including rear-end and side-impact wrecks. A more reoccurring accident type [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:12:35+00:00June 6th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Insurance, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Higher Michigan Speed Limits Will Result in More Traffic Deaths

Synopsis A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says higher speed limits have caused 37,000 additional traffic deaths between 1993 and 2017 and new standards may need to be recommended to lower mph limits. IIHS researchers found that a 5 mph increase in the maximum speed limit was associated with an eight [...]

The Destruction of the “Grand Bargain” – Republican No-Fault Bills and Third-Party Claims

Michigan No-Fault Injury Lawyers Since SB 1 and HB 4397 were introduced out of nowhere a few weeks ago, all the talk in Lansing and throughout the state has centered around PIP choice and the limitations on medical coverage both legislative pieces entail. This is not surprising given the proposals are radical, seeking to curtail [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]