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Vehicle Crash

March 11, 2022

Comparative Negligence and Auto Accident Cases in Michigan

In Michigan in 2020, there were 245,432 crashes, of which 1,010 (0.4%) were fatal, 44,417 (18.1%) were personal injury, and 200,005 (81.5%) were property damage only. For each person killed, 56 people were injured in crashes. One person in our state was killed every 8 hours and 7 minutes as a result of a...
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March 2, 2022

Can a Motorcyclist Recover in an Accident When He “Borrowed” His Girlfriend’s Bike?

The Plaintiff, Joseph Mull, sustained injuries when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving a motorcycle owned by his girlfriend. The Defendant insurance company argued the plaintiff's admission that he didn’t have permission from his girlfriend to use the motorcycle on the day of the accident precludes him from collecting benefits...
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February 14, 2022

Accident Deaths Decrease in States Where Handheld Cell Phones are Banned

A study published last September in the journal Epidemiology found that states with hands-free cellphone restrictions for drivers have fewer driver deaths. "Our research demonstrates that hands-free laws save lives and reduce the societal costs associated with distracted driving," study co-author Dr. Motao Zhu said in a press release. His study found that comprehensive...
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February 7, 2022

Truck Accidents from Speeding in Michigan

Commercial trucks are found all over our Michigan roads and highways. Especially these days, truck drivers are in high demand. With fewer drivers available, it means those operating semis are on a tight schedule. Time is money, as they say, and long-haul truckers must get their cargo loads delivered as quickly as possible. Trying...
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January 21, 2022

Child Safety in Vehicles in Michigan

A 2020 report showed Michigan child restraint use rates at 98.2% for children age 0-3, but just 54.5% for children age 4-7 in 2018. There were a total of 28 children (0-14 years old) killed in motor vehicle crashes. Plus, 3,180 children were injured in car accidents. And according to 2019 data provided by...
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