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Overview of Grand Rapids Bike Crashes

Synopsis In 2017, there were 783 bicyclists killed in car crashes in the United States. In Michigan, nearly 2,000 cyclists were injured, and the number of cyclists killed doubled. Grand Rapids has a fatal bike crash ratio that is almost three times higher than the state average, and Kent County ranks in the top three [...]

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

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

8 Ways to Prepare for and Travel Safely During Your Michigan Road Trip

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 [...]

Court of Appeals Hold Plaintiffs Can Pursue Pain and Suffering Claim Following Michigan Car Accident

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 [...]

5 Michigan Communities with Highest Number of Distracted Driving Accidents

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 [...]

Distracted Driving Statistics for 5 Michigan Communities

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 [...]

What Are Michigan’s 20 Most Dangerous Intersections?

Drivers Who Speed Make Pontiac, Michigan Intersection Inherently Dangerous Community members and residents near Whittemore Street and Sanford Street in Pontiac, Michigan recently witnessed a terrifying afternoon crash at what most say is one of the city’s most dangerous intersections. Bystanders report seeing a car soaring into a home after it was T-boned by a [...]

Car Crashes Are a Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant Women

Tragic Grand Rapids Crash Kills Pregnant Woman A 28-year-old mother of four died in a two-vehicle crash in Northwest Grand Rapids on August 11. The woman was pregnant at the time of the accident, and the infant was delivered via emergency cesarean section but died the next day. Police reports say the late morning crash occurred [...]

New Bill Prevents Michigan Communities from Banning Particular Dog Breeds

Bill Says Michigan Communities Can’t Ban Certain Dog Breeds To Protect Against Attacks A new bill has been passed in Michigan targeting dog breed legislation. Senate Bill 741 is trying to prevent the banning of pit bulls and other breeds some communities have deemed dangerous. Animal groups across the country have spoken out in favor of [...]

By |2018-06-18T22:56:52+00:00March 14th, 2018|Dog Bite, Grand Rapids, Legal News|0 Comments