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Electronic Logging Device Rule Affects Michigan Accidents

by Thomas Stroble | March 29th, 2016

Emergency crew removing a victim from a car accidentThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety [1] Administration (FMCSA) has amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to establish minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service electronic logging devices as well as requirements concerning hours-of-service supporting documents for commercial truck drivers. The Electronic Logging Device Rule [2] improves commercial motor vehicle safety and reduces the paperwork burden for both motor carriers and drivers by increasing the use of electronic logging devices in vehicles manufactured after the year 2000.

Electronic Logging Devices Make the Roads Safer for all Michigan Drivers

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Who Is Liable In a Michigan Hit-And-Run Accident?

by Thomas Stroble | March 24th, 2016

Bicycle frame wedged under SUVMichigan Hit-and-Run Statistics

The Michigan State Police[1] Office of Highway Safety Planning provides that in 2011 there were 53 fatalities caused by hit-and-run accidents.  In 2012, there were 46 such fatalities.

Who is Liable After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Michigan?

Usually, the reason you purchase automobile insurance is to provide coverage in case you are liable for injuries or damages to a third party after a car accident.  In a hit-and-run accident, you do not know the identity of the other driver or any information regarding their insurance.  In that instance, your own insurance coverage may be the … Read More

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Michigan Dram Shop Law – Who is Liable?

by Thomas Stroble | March 17th, 2016

Glass of alcoholic drink and car key, on wooden table, on lightIn every U.S. state, a person who is injured by the actions of an intoxicated individual may choose to bring a personal injury claim directly against the wrongdoer.  And in several states, including Michigan, the injured person may also bring a civil claim against a vendor who supplied alcohol to the person who caused the injury. These claims are known as “dram shop[1]” claims; the name comes from the fact that alcohol was traditionally sold by a unit of measure called a dram.

Michigan Dram Shop Law

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Michigan Caregivers For Victims Of Brain Injury

by Thomas Stroble | March 14th, 2016

Dementia Disease And A Loss Of Brain Function And MemoriesThe National Institute of Neurological Disorders[1] and Stroke (NINDS) describes Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue such as an injury after a Michigan car accident.  Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain.

Michigan Bay Caregivers

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Use Your Smartphone After a Michigan Auto Accident

by Thomas Stroble | March 3rd, 2016

Black mobile smart phone isolated on white. This is a detailed 3The Michigan State Police[1] provide that driver inattention is the “leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute”.  Smartphones should not be used while driving as they are responsible for distracted driving accidents at an alarming rate.  For that reason, many insurance companies recommend turning a smartphone off while driving.  When used properly in this manner, however, that same smartphone could turn into an asset if you should be involved in an automobile accident.

How Can Your Smartphone Help After a Michigan Accident?

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