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Michigan Auto Law Blog

May 17, 2022

Fatal car crashes are on the rise in the U.S. and in Michigan. NHTSA has announced that fatal auto accidents in the U.S. jumped 10.5% in 2021, hitting a 16-year record high. Earlier this year, NHTSA also reported that Michigan traffic deaths were up 10.9% during the first 9 months of 2021. Unfortunately, this is …

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If you happen to lose a car accident lawsuit in Michigan, there are several things that may happen. First, you may be able to appeal. Second, you will likely not have to pay your own lawyer if he or she was working on a contingency fee basis. Third, you are still entitled to recover No-Fault …

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May 13, 2022

A Michigan bad faith insurance lawsuit allows an auto accident victim to recover money from an auto insurance company that acts in “bad faith.” This can include the handling of claims of both the car accident victim and for the at-fault driver who caused a crash. Michigan’s bad faith insurance law is very different from …

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May 11, 2022

In general, a car accident lawsuit will take between one to two years to resolve. There are several key dates during the lawsuit process that may result in an earlier settlement, such as 30 days after case evaluation or at a facilitation. Some car accident cases also settle before a lawsuit is even filed by …

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May 9, 2022

The car accident lawsuit process in Michigan will potentially involve 3 types of cases, depending on which type of relief you are pursuing: (1) a case for your injuries and pain and suffering compensation; (2) a case for No-Fault PIP auto insurance benefits to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other PIP benefits; and …

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May 2, 2022

The driver who’s at fault in a U-turn accident in Michigan is almost always the driver who is negligently making the U-turn when it either was not safe to do so or when it is clearly illegal to do so. The driver will often be cited for making an illegal turn or for impeding traffic, …

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April 27, 2022

The best strategy for how to win a car accident lawsuit is to avoid these common mistakes that can reduce an innocent crash victim’s ability to recover full compensation and damages. Remember also it is never a mistake to tell the truth and provide accurate information. You should avoid any lawyer who tells you otherwise. …

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April 19, 2022

Distracted driving includes anything that takes away a driver’s focus and attention from the road. Distractions most often today involve drivers using a cell phone, whether that involves texting, talking, streaming, or even using apps while driving. It is a widespread danger that is unfortunately getting worse every year. Car crashes where the driver’s focus …

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April 14, 2022

A car accident in the rain is most often caused by a combination of bad weather conditions and unsafe driving. A driver is 34% more likely to be in a fatal crash during a rainstorm – and the risk more than doubles in a heavy downpour. While we cannot do much about heavy downpours causing …

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