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Drivers are Playing Pokémon GO Behind the Wheel

by wpengine | December 8th, 2016

Smartphones and driving do not mix. Activities such as texting, reading email, browsing the internet, or even dialing a phone number can be distracting and take a driver’s focus off of the road. As if the potential for distraction was not already great enough, a new and popular app known as Pokémon GO has given drivers another reason to be distracted, and people playing the game while driving has already been linked to several accidents (for example, here and here).

What Makes the Game So Distracting?

In a traditional video game, users sit in front of a screen and … Read More

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Accidents at Intersections: Who is at Fault?

by wpengine | December 6th, 2016

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a large percentage of motor vehicle collisions happen at intersections. There are many different reasons why vehicles traveling through intersections may be involved in a crash and many of them involve the negligence of others. The following are some examples of the common causes of intersection collisions:

  • Violating traffic signals – Michigan traffic law mandates that drivers follow all traffic signals and signs. These can include stoplights, stop signs, yield signs, do not enter signs, right turn only signs, and more. Running a red light or violating a traffic sign
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Injuries to Child Passengers in Traffic Accidents

by wpengine | November 22nd, 2016

As a parent, one of your top priorities is to keep your child safe. However, you do not always have control over your child’s surroundings and often, you may have to trust others to keep your child free from danger and injury. This is especially true when you allow your child to ride in a vehicle with another driver.

Auto accidents can happen at any time in any place and many parents get the phone call that their child has been injured in a car accident. In such a situation, parents and their children have legal rights and the right … Read More

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Steps of a Michigan Car Accident Case

by wpengine | November 10th, 2016

You are likely aware that people who get injured in car accidents often have the right to compensation for their medical bills and other related losses. However, few people are familiar with the legal process of obtaining that compensation until they are injured themselves. The following is just a brief overview of the steps in a Michigan car accident case. It is important to realize that this process can be very complicated and it is critical to have the guidance and help of an experienced car accident attorney.

Medical Treatment

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), … Read More

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Waiting for Police at the Scene of an Auto Accident

by wpengine | November 8th, 2016

If you are in a severe auto accident and someone involved is obviously seriously injured, it is expected that someone will call 911 and that the police will shortly arrive at the scene of the accident along with emergency medical personnel and possibly firefighters. In such a situation, the police will generally begin speaking with people at the scene and investigating the crash. However, if calling 911 does not seem to be absolutely necessary, you may wonder whether it is necessary for you to call the police to the scene.

While it is not always required to wait for police … Read More

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