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How The Michigan No-Fault Law Changes Affect Medicaid

Bulletin #4 – What the Change in the No-Fault Law Means for Medicaid    On May 30, 2019, Governor Whitmer signed a major overhaul to the Michigan no-fault system, completely transforming Michigan car accident law. The legislation took effect on June 11, 2019 as Public Act 21 of 2019. There a number of huge ramifications [...]

Fatal Buggy Accident in Branch County Caused By Drunk Driver

Synopsis On Friday, June 7, 2019, a fatal collision occurred involving a drunk pickup truck driver and a horse-drawn buggy carrying five children and two adults. Three of the children died as a result of the crash. The tragedy happened in the Amish populated community of Michigan's Algansee Township in Branch County. The carriage took [...]

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 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 [...]

Compensation for Injuries That Occur While Performing Maintenance on Their Vehicles

You Can Get No-Fault Benefits If You Are Hurt While Working on Your Vehicle Performing maintenance on your car and truck is a normal part of everyday life. Making sure the piece of equipment that can get you from point A to point B is working and in good shape is important. But what happens [...]

I-94 Accident Involving Two Semi-Trucks Results in Fatality

Speeding Likely Cause in Fiery Semi-Truck Accident on I-94 The westbound lanes of I-94 at 11 Mile Road were closed for several early morning hours after a deadly crash involving two semi-trucks, one which became engulfed in flames. Michigan State Police report that the crash happened when one of the semi-truck drivers was attempting to [...]