Category: Distracted Driving

June 18, 2010

Lawyers welcome new law that will prevent car accidents and save lives Come July 1, there are going to be a number of Michigan drivers who will need to change their ways behind the wheel. Writing, reading or sending electronic text messages while driving a car will become illegal. This ban on texting has been …

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May 18, 2010

Safety Tips for Teenage Drivers During National Youth Traffic Safety Month With springtime comes proms, graduations and the end of the school year. This can become a distracting and dangerous time for young drivers. They’re already at a much higher risk of causing a car accident due to inexperience and poor driving judgment. And they’re …

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April 30, 2010

Michigan Auto Accident Lawyers Urge Drivers to Join “No Phone Zone Day” On Tuesday, I announced the welcome news that Michigan has finally banned texting while driving. Today, Governor Granholm will sign the texting-while-driving ban on ‘Oprah.’ Like our auto accident attorneys, Oprah has been very vocal about the dangers of texting while driving. Recently, …

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April 27, 2010

Michigan lawyers welcome new law that will surely prevent car accidents and save lives After extensively blogging about the extreme dangers of texting while driving, I am elated to report that Michigan has adopted a legal ban on texting while driving a motor vehicle. With the new ban, drivers who text message can give legal …

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January 27, 2010

Truck Accident Lawyer Says Drivers Who Text Are 20 Times More Likely to Crash According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, drivers take their eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds out of every six seconds while texting. FMCSA research shows drivers who text are more than 20 times more likely …

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January 21, 2010

Accident Attorneys Urge Drivers to Take “No-Texting” Pledge Our car accident attorneys have seen far too many preventable car accidents resulting from distracted drivers texting and talking on cell phones. Research shows that talking on a cell phone while driving can have the same effect on perception and reaction timing as driving with four drinks …

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September 1, 2009

As lawyers handling car accidents throughout Michigan, we have seen thousands of preventable crashes due to distracted driving. Unfortunately, when it comes to causing distraction, texting is at the top of the list. Our accident attorneys frequently stress the importance of avoiding texting while behind the wheel. It’s a thoughtless act, but it is also …

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July 23, 2009

Michigan Auto Accident Lawyer Says Don’t Eat and Drive! The auto accident lawyers of Michigan Auto Law frequently tell our clients and friends to avoid driving while distracted. That means stop changing CDs, applying makeup, gabbing on the phone, checking e-mail, texting friends — and the worst culprit in some opinions — eating and drinking …

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September 24, 2008

It’s no surprise that texting while driving on Michigan roads greatly increases the likelihood of getting into a serious car accident. But one recent tragedy is providing a shocking, real-life example — that automobile accident lawyers can also learn from. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Los Angeles Metrolink commuter train crash, which …

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