As our roads become ever more pocked with deep potholes, many drivers are wondering what to do as they bump along.
Road crews have been working overtime to repair the giant potholes that are appearing everywhere. As immense piles of snow from the most miserable winter I can remember melt and then freeze again and again, there are more and bigger potholes causing all sorts of havoc. This includes everything from flat tires to major car damage to serious automobile accidents as people dodge the potholes and steer into into oncoming traffic.
Cell phones and distracted driving are causing horrific car and truck accidents every single day. And every single day, people are dying and being terribly injured because people can’t stop themselves from texting while driving.
I recently wrote about a terrible Arizona crash involving a truck driver who was allegedly surfing photos of scantily clad women Facebook on his cell phone, and barreled into a line of emergency vehicles, killing an innocent police officer (full disclosure: I am very close friends with the attorney who is representing the estate in this case, and have also consulted with him on it).
Today I’ll be speaking at the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar.
This is Part 2 of my speech from two years ago (I was in trial last year). I will be teaching personal injury lawyers how to get better injury settlements and better results for clients. My topic is also based on offering fantastic client service, as lawyers are notorious for not returning phone calls and not having good client communication.
I recently wrote about the law in Connecticut called the “Ice Missile Law.” The law requires drivers to clean off all the snow and ice from their cars before driving, or else they can be ticketed and fined. I think Michigan should pass such a law. Giant bowling ball-sized chunks of ice falling off of the cars and trucks in front of us are causing way too many car accidents.
I’m happy to announce that a Michigan Auto Law attorney has recovered one of the highest-reported truck accident settlements in Michigan for the 2013 year.
This also marks the 17th consecutive year that an attorney from Michigan Auto Law has recovered a top auto accident or truck accident settlement or trial verdict for a client, according to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly year-end listings of the top-reported verdicts and settlements in the state.
Many drivers aren’t familiar with automotive “black boxes.” But they’re in virtually all new cars and trucks, and they’re recording your every driving move.
Black boxes are data recorders that preserve inputs from the vehicle’s sensors. This often includes the 5 to 10 seconds before an auto accident occurs.
After the auto accident, the data can be downloaded and stored to help law enforcement and lawyers determine conditions that contributed to the crash, including speed, whether brakes were applied, steering and even seat belt use.
As of September 1, 2014, black box data recorders will be mandatory in all vehicles by law.
In a recent decision, the Michigan Supreme Court answered the question with a resounding “No.”
In Ter Beek v. City of Wyoming, the Supreme Court ruled the City of Wyoming was prohibited from enforcing its ordinance which, essentially, criminalized the use of medical marijuana based on the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA)’s ban on all marijuana.
This “Arctic Blast” has not been kind to Michigan. As we’re experiencing more below-zero temperatures this week, driving continues to be a frigid, slow, and sometimes white-knuckled challenge.
One thing that adds to white knuckles on the steering wheel is the cars on the road that seem to have crazy amounts of snow and ice on the roofs after every big snow. And of course, the worst of these cars and trucks always seem to be driving directly ahead of me.
Police use a “breathalyzer” machine to test suspected drunk drivers to see if they’re driving under the influence of alcohol.
But what if there was a “marijuana breathalyzer” that would enable the police to determine whether a driver was driving “under the influence” of marijuana and/or had marijuana in his or her system? Would that stop people from driving if they’re high on pot?
Yes, it would, according to researchers at the National Institute of Drug Abuse, reports the Huffington Post.
I was a guest legal commentator last Thursday on Let it Rip on Fox 2 Detroit News, where the topic of elderly driving and how old is too old to drive was discussed. Here’s the segment: