Car Accidents

146 Auto-Deer Crashes Every Day in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | October 24th, 2012

On an average day in Michigan there will be 146 collisions between deer and motor vehicles – and autumn is the most dangerous time of the year. Many crashes go unreported, which means the actual total is likely even higher.

According to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center:

  • The rate of accidents in 2010 was nearly 56,000 vehicle-deer crashes.
  • In 2011, there were over 53,000 vehicle deer incidents.
  • Eight people lost their lives, and nearly 1,500 injuries were sustained from these crashes.
  • Incidents go up in October and November.

The Michigan auto accident lawyers at The Michigan … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Michigan Drivers Asked to be Cautious Around School Buses

by Thomas Stroble | August 31st, 2012

During the opening week of school this week in North Carolina, a 7-year-old girl died after she was struck by a vehicle as she ran to her school bus. In her excitement to climb aboard, the girl sprinted into the path of an approaching vehicle as she advanced toward the bus. Unfortunately, a tragic occurrence like this can happen anywhere, and it reminds us all to stay alert as children return to school.

There have been more than 1,200 school transportation-related crashes since 2001, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those crashes, nearly 1,400 people died, … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

Michigan State Police Out in Force to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | August 22nd, 2012

With a goal to get impaired drivers off Michigan roads, the Michigan State Police will be out in force over the next few weeks. The new campaign, which runs through Labor Day, is in support of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety initiative. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors the initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from impaired driving.

According to the Michigan State Police, nearly 160 law enforcement agencies in twenty-six counties will step up drunk driving patrols. The campaign aims to let impaired drivers know they can’t outsmart police officers.

Published by the … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents

Michigan No-Fault Car Insurance—What Does It Cover?

by Thomas Stroble | August 10th, 2012

Individual U.S. states determine how they will handle personal injury car accidents and what level of financial liability a driver must show to secure or retain driving privileges within the state. Until July 2020, Michigan required all drivers to maintain an unlimited no-fault insurance policy, a requirement that often confuses motorists from other states who are unfamiliar with the concept.

While Michigan still has a no-fault law in place, the law has changed, and the new one effective in 2020 is quite different from the law in place since 1973. While no-fault laws were confusing before, they might … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Experts Recommend Calling 911 on Dangerous Texting Drivers

by Thomas Stroble | August 1st, 2012

Drivers who text behind the wheel are more than 20 times as likely to be entangled in an accident than those who do not text, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. This, in part, is why some experts say you should back off and call 911 when you see someone texting and driving erratically.

USA Today published an insightful article recently on the dangers of texting while driving. We’ve all seen someone do it, if we haven’t done it ourselves. And we all know the dangers.

A driver’s attention is diverted for an average of just over 4½ seconds while … Read More

Posted In: Car Accidents
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