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10 Back to School Safety Tips for Your Teen

Synopsis About 100 children in the United States are killed every year while traveling to or from school, and 25,000 others sustain serious injuries as a result of school zone crashes, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Congested intersections and crosswalks, impaired drivers, inattentive and distracted drivers, as well as motorists who speed or drive too [...]

How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Synopsis Official numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2017. 156 pedestrians were killed in a Michigan traffic accident or crash in 2017, 28 of which occurred in the urban communities of Detroit. A preliminary report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association [...]

10 Dangerous Intersections in Monroe County, Michigan

Synopsis The community of Monroe was recently called out for being the worst Michigan city to drive in. 24/7 Wall St, a consumer website that analyses data and provides special reports requested by investors, provided the city ranking based on commuter times and traffic accident fatalities. A large number of daily commuters and dangerous intersections [...]

By |2019-07-09T13:45:31+00:00July 9th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Monroe, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Where and When Michigan Motorcycle Crashes Happen Most Often

Synopsis Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows a total of 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2017 and accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. In Michigan, the number of motorcycle fatalities reported in 2017 was 142. Metro Detroit areas, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties average more than three [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]