Key Points in This Article: Ohio drivers and passengers who are injured in a car crash while in Michigan and subject to Michigan car accident laws. The car accident laws for Michigan differ greatly compared to Ohio law. Because Michigan is a no-fault state, there are certain things a car crash victim injured in Michigan […]
Synopsis The highest injury risk for school-age children who take the bus happens while entering or exiting the bus and struck by another vehicle attempting to pass illegally. Local lawmakers are looking at harsher penalties under new bills in the state Legislature to prevent school bus-related accidents caused by motorists who knowingly or repeatedly pass […]
Synopsis Although it may be difficult to address a driver with a health condition, family and friends can help reduce the likelihood of that person causing a fatal crash by knowing what conditions are most dangerous. Drivers with a history of epilepsy, addiction, and reactive barriers caused by age or attention disorders are some of […]
Synopsis Red-light runners and those drivers who choose to speed are increasingly becoming a crash risk problem on Michigan roadways, according to Michigan State Police. Thirty-two people were killed in an increasing number of red-light running crashes which hiked up 18.4 percent since 2014. In 2018, there were 31,003 accidents involving speeding, including excessive speeders […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
New transportation options are becoming extremely popular across the state, including ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, there have been a series of incidents involving users of these companies being harmed by its driver’s negligence, resulting in serious motor vehicle accident injuries. The University of Chicago studied the rate of traffic deaths after the introduction of ride-sharing services and noted a nearly three percent increase in fatalities in cities using them.