Michigan Street Racing Statistics

by Thomas Stroble | May 18th, 2016

transportation, high speeds, racing and road concept - close upAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration[1], 153 people were killed in 122 crashes while racing between 2001 and 2010.  The agency changed the way it tracks street racing cases in 2009 so that a crash is considered “racing involved” only if police charge at least one driver with racing. Previously, crashes were considered racing if at least one driver was charged or if investigators concluded that racing was involved. Under that broader definition, there were 1,047 racing deaths from 2001 to 2008.  The Administration further reports:

  • Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for
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Michigan Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device

by Thomas Stroble | May 13th, 2016

Man Blowing Into BreathalyzerDrunk Driving Statistics for Michigan

Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides:

  • Drunk driving fatalities: In 2015 there were 215 fatalities[1] caused by drunk driving accidents in the state of Michigan, representing nearly 24% of all total traffic deaths.
  • Alcohol-related crashes: There were 8,892 alcohol-related Michigan crashes in 2015 causing 4,633 injuries.

Michigan Habitual Offenders

In the state of Michigan, if you have any of the following combination of drunk or drugged driving convictions, the law indicates that you are a Habitual Offender:

  • Two or more convictions within 7 years
  • Three or more convictions within 10 years.

The Secretary of State … Read More

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Do Rear Cameras Help Prevent Michigan Backover Accidents?

by Thomas Stroble | May 11th, 2016

Woman Looking in Rearview MirrorA blindzone[1] is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blindzones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large.

  • Average blindzone = 15 to 25 feet
  • Shorter drivers result in larger blindzones
  • Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA[2]), every year backover accidents cause, on average, 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries. Backovers take place mainly in driveways and parking lots … Read More

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What Will Happen At The Deposition For My Michigan Accident Case?

by Thomas Stroble | May 2nd, 2016

Judge. Male judge in a courtroom striking the gavelA deposition is a recorded statement where a participant in a lawsuit answers various questions under oath.  The Michigan Rules of Civil Procedure[1] set forth when a deposition can be used and for what purpose in a Michigan lawsuit.  It is common practice for injured workers, accident victims and product liability victims, to have their depositions taken during the pending lawsuit. While the thought of being questioned by attorneys can be frightening for most people, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate the stress of the deposition.

What Will Happen at your Michigan Deposition?

The deposition … Read More

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How Do You Obtain Copies Of Medical Records For a Michigan Personal Injury Lawsuit?

by Thomas Stroble | April 29th, 2016

Dental Or Medical RecordsIf you are involved in a Michigan accident with an automobile or motorcycle and you have sustained injuries, it may be necessary to obtain copies of your medical records.  If it becomes necessary for you to file a personal injury lawsuit, those medical records may become a key component of your case if you need to demonstrate the extent of any injuries.

You Have a Right to Your Michigan Medical Records

The federal Health Information Portability[1] and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients the right to obtain a copy of their medical records from any medical provider, with a … Read More

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