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Michigan Auto Law Blog

August 18, 2021

Before we get into our list of the Most Dangerous Michigan Roundabouts in 2020 we might as well state the obvious; drivers either LOVE or HATE the traffic circles that have been popping up all over the state. This circular design allows traffic to move faster. In theory, they are also safer and proponents point …

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August 12, 2021

When you have been injured in a car accident while pregnant, you can file a lawsuit to recover pain and suffering compensation and economic loss damages from the at-fault driver who caused the crash. You can also file a wrongful death lawsuit if the crash results in a miscarriage of your pregnancy. It is hard …

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August 10, 2021

It is important to know what to do when traffic lights are out at an intersection. Michigan law requires that drivers treat it as a 4-way stop, which means stopping before entering the intersection, following the right-of-way rules and exercising “ordinary care” as you drive through the intersection. Do you know what to do when …

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August 9, 2021

Crotch rocket motorcycle death statistics show that these supersport bike riders are 4 times more likely to die than riders of other types of motorcycles. More than 50% of the fatally injured supersport riders are under 30 years of age. Speed is a factor in 57% of these types deaths. What is a crotch rocket? …

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July 29, 2021

You do not have to wear a seatbelt in the back seat in Michigan if you are 16 years of age or older. If you are between the ages of 8 and 15, then you must wear a safety belt in both the back and front seats. (MCL 257.710e(3)(b) and (5)) Children under 8 must …

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July 27, 2021

U turns are technically legal in Michigan in that state law does not specifically prohibit them, although cities, villages and towns can do so. They must be “made in safety” and not otherwise violate any state or local traffic safety laws. Drivers using this driving maneuver must always yield the right of way to other …

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July 22, 2021

You can turn left on a red light in Michigan if you are turning left from a 1-way or 2-way street onto a 1-way street if the traffic is traveling in the direction of your left turn. While you can turn left on a red light, bicyclists, pedestrians, and all traffic using the street have …

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July 20, 2021

If you have suffered a brain injury after a car accident, you are able to recover compensation and pain and suffering damages from the at-fault driver responsible for the crash. You can also recover No-Fault insurance benefits to pay medical bills and lost wages, replacement services and other economic loss damages. An experienced attorney will …

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July 16, 2021

On July 15, 2021, Gov. Whitmer approved a $25 million Post-Acute Care Auto Injury Provider Relief Fund as a result of the new auto No-Fault law’s medical fee schedule. The fund was created by Senate Bill 28. It was the result of a House substitution bill introduced and approved by the Michigan House of Representatives …

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