Category: Impaired Driving

December 30, 2013

My No.1 tip as an accident attorney who sees far too much tragedy over the holidays is to plan for a designated driver.  So today, I’m listing some  great ride-sharing, designated driver services and taxis. To emphasize how important it is to have a designated driver, I’d like to share a heartfelt video testimonial from …

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December 20, 2013

I recently wrote about how the law works  when drivers on legal marijuana cause a car accident.    The next logical question is what happens when drivers are on illegal substances and drugs and cause a car accident? The impairing effects from smoking marijuana generally last 45-90 minutes, and can be longer for ingesting cannabis through …

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December 9, 2013

CT teens arrested for letting friend drive drunk in fatal car accident brings up interesting debate about how responsible friends should be for another’s drinking and driving Believe it or not, if you allow someone else to drive drunk, you could be held accountable. At least in Connecticut.  Over the weekend the news broke about …

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December 2, 2013

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month December is a time of celebrating family tradition and holiday parties, most of which are centered around lots of food and drink. Sometimes too much drink. Not to spoil the fun, but as an injury attorney who helps people in car accidents – many caused by …

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November 26, 2013

Don’t drive home drunk on the “biggest bar night of the year” As a person who loves food and football, I love Thanksgiving. But as an injury attorney, I always have an uneasy feeling on Thanksgiving because I know from my own past experience, the night before brings devastation every single year to people injured …

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November 23, 2013

Attorney discusses how medical marijuana use may be relevant in a negligence lawsuit from a car crash Registered medical marijuana users can inhale and breathe easy. A little bit, at least. Although their criminal liability for driving after having used medical marijuana was limited by the Michigan Supreme Court (as long as they weren’t driving …

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October 29, 2013

How does  legalized medical marijuana use in Michigan work with our impaired driving laws if a motor vehicle accident occurs? Many people are smoking pot.  But what happens when these people who are using medical marijuana then get in the car, drive and cause a car accident? Michigan has a Medical Marijuana Act that was …

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June 1, 2013

The highest percentage of drug-related crashes involves truck drivers on prescription drugs When you see a fully-loaded, 80,000 pound truck barreling down the highway, the last thing you want to think about is the truck driver smoking pot or popping oxycodone. But drug use is a factor in an estimated 65,000 truck accidents a year, …

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December 28, 2012

Plan ahead this New Year’s Eve if you’re going out or having a party Each year around this time, our injury lawyers offer New Year’s Eve safety tips to help prevent drunk driving car accidents. This year, we have the pleasure of sharing a guest blog from Michigan MADD. Each year, nearly 10,000 people are …

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