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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

I-94 Semi Truck Crash Near Detroit Proves Deadly

Synopsis On the afternoon of March 7, a semi-truck operator fatally rear-ended a driver in Metro Detroit’s St. Clair Shore area. The crash triggered multiple injuries to other highway travelers when the semi-truck also rolled atop two other vehicles. The 31-year-old driver of the 2006 Peterbilt told police he simply could not stop in time [...]

Congestion & Distracted Driving: The Downside of Uber and Lyft Services

Synopsis A 2018 research report published by University of Chicago Booth School of Business showed ridesharing services has been increasing traffic deaths by 2% to 3%, as well as serious related injuries, since 2011. Individuals injured while traveling in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, as well as traditional taxi services, are covered under the Michigan no-fault [...]

By |2019-03-25T19:35:14+00:00March 19th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Michigan Appeals Court Finds Walkway Not Fit For Intended Use in Landlord-Tenant Injury Case

Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law - A Win for the Injured Party The Michigan Court of Appeals issued an important ruling on landlord-tenant personal injury cases. The case, Estate of Daniel Trueblood v. P&G Apartments, LLC, (docket no. 340642 published on 3/12/2019), could have far reaching implications as it may allow injured tenants to pursue cases for [...]

Detroit Leads Large Cities in Pedestrian Car Accident Deaths

In February of 2019, The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a preliminary report addressing the several causes for the increase in pedestrian fatalities nationwide. The report shows the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 was 6,227, the largest increase in more than three decades. Many factors contributed to the rise [...]

Court of Appeals Rules for Plaintiff in Multiple Michigan Car Accident Pain and Suffering Cases

Michigan Pain and Suffering Accident Cases Examined Over the past few months, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled on a number of cases involving pain and suffering claims resulting from a Michigan car crash. Under Michigan law, so long as another driver is at least 50% at fault for causing an accident, the plaintiff [...]

Cell Phone, Text Messaging, and Social Media Among Top Driver Distractions

Statistics Show Michigan Drivers Are Increasingly Operating While Distracted Each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. And Michigan drivers are heavily contributing to the bad driving behavior trend. University [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:03:36+00:00February 25th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Michigan News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Common Pileup Accident Injuries

Injuries to Watch Out for After Being Involved in a Pileup Accident Jayden, one of the most dangerous winter storms to move across the Midwest in more than a decade, was the cause of a handful of multi-vehicle crashes, spin-outs, and pileups due to its accompanying weather-related road hazards. The accidents left many Michigan drivers [...]

By |2019-02-25T16:47:39+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Personal Injury|0 Comments

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 [...]