December 1st, 2015
A rear-end collision occurs whenever a car crashes into the back of a vehicle in front of it. Many have heard the age-old adage which states that the driver of the rear vehicle is always at fault in a rear-end collision. This is, however, not true as the driver of the front vehicle may be at fault under certain circumstances.
Michigan Laws on Rear-end Collisions
Under Michigan law,1 drivers of the rear vehicles are deemed to be “prima facie guilty of negligence.” This means that the driver of the rear vehicle involved in a rear-end collision is presumed … Read More Posted In: Car Accidents
November 24th, 2015
Being in an automobile accident can be very stressful for any motorist. Learning that the other driver involved in the accident was at fault but did not have insurance adds even more unnecessary stress, as there is additional concern regarding how your injury-related losses will be covered.
Michigan Insurance Law
Michigan law requires1 that all drivers have both a registered vehicle and no-fault insurance. In fact, a driver is unable to obtain his or her license plates without demonstrating that he or she has basic coverage. However, sometimes drivers will cancel their insurance policy or allow it to lapse … Read More Posted In: Car Accidents
November 19th, 2015
An estimated 2.3 million individuals1 sustained injuries in motor vehicle collisions in 2013 alone. Though the number of injuries related to traffic accidents has decreased over the past years, the costs of these injuries have done the opposite2 due to rising health care costs and other economic factors.
Because of the high costs that crash victims face, it is no surprise that they want to file an insurance claim as soon as possible to get reimbursed for their losses. After reviewing the claim and assessing the value of the case, the insurance company will generally respond with a … Read More Posted In: Car Accidents
November 17th, 2015
It is not uncommon to hear stories of an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver. Although drivers have the reasonable responsibility to drive safely, more and more drivers are becoming distracted by activities which divert their attention from the road, thereby endangering the safety of themselves, passengers, and bystanders.
In 2013 alone, distracted driving in the United States resulted in accidents in which 424,000 people suffered injuries and 3,154 died. Statistics show that nearly 660,000 drivers1 may be using cell phones or electronic devices while driving during daylight hours. Despite the knowledge that distracted driving is extremely … Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents
November 13th, 2015
Of all of the different types of car crashes that may occur, head-on collisions are considered to be the most deadly. The following are examples of negligence that can make a party liable for your losses in a head-on collision:
Drunk driving – When someone drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs,1 they often have difficulty accurately controlling the steering of their vehicle. This can lead to weaving, swerving, or even exiting their lane. When a drunk driver crosses the yellow line into oncoming traffic, head-on collisions often result. In addition, another common mistake commonly made by … Read More Posted In: Car Accidents
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