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Vehicle Crash

September 23, 2021

Who is First Priority to Pay an Accident Victim’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage?

An insurance company recently appealed a trial court's order finding that it was first in priority for purposes of paying a semi driver PIP or personal injury protection insurance. Personal injury protection insurance is auto insurance coverage that’s required in Michigan (unless you have a health insurance policy that covers auto injuries and has...
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September 17, 2021

Was a Bus Driver Using Reasonable Care When She Hit a Young Pedestrian?

A 12-year-old boy appealed the dismissal of his case where he was struck and injured by a bus operated by Cass County Public Transit. The boy was walking home from Dowagiac Middle School with his friends and some other children when he tried to, or was about to, cross Riverside Drive, in Dowagiac, Michigan,...
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September 9, 2021

Court of Appeals Says No-Fault Act Applies in Construction Accident

An accident happened at a new subdivision in Rochester Hills in January 2019. A construction worker, Justin Prall, testified that he loaded equipment onto flatbed trailers and towed that equipment to job sites. Plaintiff Helps Unload Heavy Equipment from Semi Trailer On the day of the accident, Prall drove a semi and trailer to...
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August 25, 2021

Grand Rapids is Home to Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections in the State

Three Grand Rapids intersections made the list of the 20 most dangerous intersections in Michigan, according to recent research. The annual list is based on police accident report data in Michigan for 2020. Dangerous Intersections in Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids intersection of U.S. 131 and Wealthy Street ranks third in the latest survey...
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August 18, 2021

Brain Injuries and Car Accidents in Michigan

Auto accidents accounted for 36,096 deaths in the United States in 2019. Michigan saw 902 fatal crashes that year which resulted in 985 deaths. Serious injuries are also a common result of car accidents. One of the most serious is TBI, or traumatic brain injury. What is TBI? Traumatic brain injury is typically the...
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