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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]