Driving on Michigan roadways in winter is not easy. Besides the usual traffic congestion, drivers throughout the state have other factors to contend with. This includes an increase in nighttime driving – and with that less visibility – as the days shorten. But most importantly, snow and ice on the roadways, in particular black ice, […]
Key Points of This Article: Many Michiganders who end up injured in a car or truck accident do not consider the help needed to calculate the true value of an insurance claim. They instead trust their auto insurance provider and accept an amount much lower than deserved. Large insurers like GEICO are doing anything possible […]
Synopsis A wrong-way driver crash in Grand Rapids ended with two fatalities on July 30th, highlighting the risk of motorists who accidentally, or haphazardly, drive against traffic. Often, wrong-way crashes occur because the driver is confused, distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or made a bad decision to speed or pass at the wrong time. In 2017, there […]
Synopsis Car insurance analysts often name Michigan drivers the best, and now QuoteWizard.com has ranked the 50 largest cities in the state the same way by analyzing over 500,000 insurance quotes of drivers. The cities were reviewed and ranked best and worst using the highest number of incidents, accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and tickets. The […]
For more than a decade, Grand Rapids, Michigan, a Kent County city of 200,000 people, has been busy working to create a safe bicycling infrastructure. Yet, the community has a fatal bike crash ratio that is almost three times higher than the state average.
More than 900,000 law enforcement representatives serve across the United States each year, and over one million Americans work for police departments. In Michigan, an estimated 19,000 officers are trusted to legally permit the use of force on others but not through threats of violence, intimidation, shooting or beating of an unarmed individual who has committed a non-violent crime.
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 […]
Synopsis As the weather warms up and the spring and summer months quickly fill with popular destination driven activities, road trip season comes alive in Michigan. Spring driving accidents, which can be triggered by tourism-related road users, often trigger serious injuries and sometimes fatal outcomes for drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even pedestrians. It’s important to […]
When Can an Accident Victim Receive Pain and Suffering Compensation? Our law office of Michigan car accident injury lawyers gets calls every day from individuals injured in a car accident. Many have very good questions about how the process works and whether they can get money for what they go through. What most people don’t […]
Michigan Distracted Driving Crashes Doubled Drunk Driving Accidents in 2017 University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded distracted driving crashes tallied twice as high as drunk driving across the state in 2017. Distracted driving resulted in 20,115 vehicle crashes while drunken driving and alcohol-related crashes peaked at 10,265. About 27 […]