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Michigan Auto Law Blog

December 9, 2021

When you have been injured in a car accident with a tractor trailer in Michigan, one of the most important things to do is to hire an experienced truck accident attorney. Only a lawyer who understands this specialized area of rules and regulations in trucking and identifying all the insurance and possible defendants will be …

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December 1, 2021

An overloaded truck accident in Michigan that results in injury or loss of life is a senseless tragedy that is almost always 100% preventable. Federal and state safety rules state the maximum weight for trucks. By ignoring these safety mandates when overloading trucks, these companies recklessly endanger the public. As an attorney who has litigated …

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November 24, 2021

Knowing about the Michigan social host liability law will help you protect your guests, your community and your family. Preventing minors from consuming alcohol in your home is the law. Failure to do so in your own home exposes you to legal liability in the event that tragedy strikes. Under Michigan law, if a social …

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November 22, 2021

The top 10 Michigan road segments with the most car accidents on I-696 from 2016 through 2020 are all located in Oakland county. Overall crashes continued to drop in 2020, but fatal crashes on the highway increased. The time of day with the most crashes is 4-6 pm. Driving on interstates, especially in congested traffic …

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November 17, 2021

Let me say first that I do still support Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. As disappointed as I am with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s position on the retroactivity of the new No Fault law in her amicus filing in Andary vs. USAA Casualty Insurance Company (Michigan Court of Appeals, #356487; Ingham Circuit Court No. …

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October 26, 2021

The telematics car insurance discount will result in modest short-term savings. But giving your insurance company access to information about your driving and driving behaviors, it can also cause your insurance premiums to go up. It can also result in claims being later denied and your auto insurer even refusing to renew your policy. Buyer beware.   For …

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October 20, 2021

Michigan’s comparative negligence law reduces a car crash victim’s pain and suffering compensation and economic damages by the amount that the victim was at fault. If the victim is found 10% at fault for an auto accident and is awarded $1 million in damages, comparative fault reduces this recovery by $100,000 (10% of $1M). However, …

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October 15, 2021

National teen driver safety week, which runs from October 17th to the 23rd, is the perfect time to emphasize teaching teens about the dangerous behaviors that put young drivers at risk, such as distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and not wearing seat belts.  National teen driver safety week is something we all need to take …

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October 5, 2021

The Michigan pedestrian car accident statistics show that October is the most dangerous month for people traveling by foot with the highest number of injuries and deaths. From 2016 to 2020, the month of October had the highest overall number of pedestrian-involved automobile crashes, injury crashes and fatal crashes.  We want everyone to be aware …

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