Category: Bus Accidents

April 30, 2016

How you can recover pain and suffering compensation and Michigan No Fault PIP benefits after a Megabus crash People who ride Megabus do so because it’s an inexpensive alternative. It’s also supposed to be a safe way to reach your destination, but as I wrote recently, that’s not always the case. So what happens if …

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April 29, 2016

Michigan Department of Transportation sees autonomous vehicles on our roads in the near future, but answers are still needed about crash risk and legal liability The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pressing down on the accelerator and moving forward to bring fully autonomous cars onto our roads in Michigan.   At a recent House …

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April 16, 2016

Here’s what to do to help prepare for a ride on this low-cost bus option and to help protect yourself in case of a Megasbus accident Last week, I questioned whether the low-cost travel option of Megabus is really worth it, given the numerous serious accidents that have occurred in the Midwest. Known for offering …

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April 8, 2016

The low-cost coach travel option claims to be “safe” and “convenient,” but recent Megabus accidents are cause for safety, legal concerns Megabus touts itself as a bus service that can get passengers to more than 100 cities in the U.S. and even Canada  — in a “safe, convenient” way and for very low prices. But …

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November 28, 2015

NHTSA administrator announces: ‘ [E]very child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt’ Children are our most precious “cargo” when we’re out on the roadways. Nice to see the nation’s top traffic safety organization now agrees, and after years of debate and some controversy (stemming from a 2006 position paper on seat …

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August 8, 2015

Check for improper adjustment, and get out and look! Poor mirror adjustment is one of the top causes of bus and truck accidents involving lane changes and pedestrians. For instance, I appeared on Channel 4 News on the issue after a rash of SMART bus accidents in Metro Detroit last year. As I told the …

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July 31, 2015

Michigan Court Of Appeals finds that car crash victim’s ‘general ability to lead normal life’ was ‘significantly altered’ Eccleston v. Prisk, et al. demonstrates just how much some trial court judges fail to understand Michigan’s serious impairment of body function law. Just because a person who’s hurt in an auto accident is able to piece …

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June 6, 2015

NHTSA says seat belts on buses do not make children more safe, yet recent bus crash tests suggest opposite The debate about seat belts on school buses is an important one. Will seat belts make children safer on school buses? I recently had one case where a defense attorney raised what in Michigan is called …

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March 5, 2015

House Bill 4020 proposes one seat belt per student; but NHTSA casts doubt on the need Should Michigan school buses be equipped with seat belts for each student? I’m a parent, and I’m also an attorney who’s been involved in many school bus accident and injury cases. I’ve deposed manufacturers of school buses and in …

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