We must first answer the question: what is negligence in Michigan? In order to prove a negligence claim, a plaintiff must prove that there was 1) a duty, that the person that had a duty then 2) breached that duty, and that that breach was 3) the proximate cause of the injury; the last requirement
The short of it is yes, as a Michigan business you owe the highest duty of care to your customers. Invitees, i.e. paying customers, need to be protected from unreasonable harms. What are examples of unreasonable harms that could lead to a slip and fall type of injury? • Broken sidewalks • Wet floors •
Before you can rev your engine, what certifications do you need to ride a snowmobile in Michigan? First, you’re going to need a certificate of registration, which the Michigan statute lays out very clearly: A snowmobile may not be operated unless the owner first obtains a certificate of registration and a registration decal. The certificate
A new bill proposed in the senate would make it easier to bring home your road kill, and, well, eat it or do whatever you want with the dead animal. If you’re driving along and hit a deer, then why shouldn’t you be able to take it? It’s likely caused injury to your car, and
In Michigan, a business owner owes a reasonable duty of care to anyone that’s considered an invitee. The duty is best characterized to protect against any unreasonable risk of harm that’s caused by a dangerous condition. Who or what’s an invitee? An invitee is almost anyone that’s invited on the premise. It doesn’t have to
Only a few weeks ago we covered a proposed bill that would require all Michigan drivers to replace their license plates after 10 years. Well, the state has spoken and Rick Snyder signed Public Act 179 of 2013 into law. Traverse City state representative Wayne Schmidt sponsored the bill that goes into effect in the
I-75 reopened this morning after over 130 car crashes took place due to ice over the past couple of days. And while most of the injuries were not serious, it’s alarming to think that this early in the season there could be such chaos on the roadways. Schools in both Saginaw and Midland were forced
If a close family member has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you, depending on your relationship with the victim, may have a cause of action against the person that killed your loved one. Let’s break down the statute: 600.2922. Wrongful death Sec. 2922. (1) Whenever the death of a person,
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The family was from Shipshewana, Indiana and they were involved a horse and buggy accident that took place in Sturgis, Michigan. Lavon Kepp, age 30, was driving the buggy. Him and the infant suffered only minor injuries as a result of the crash that occurred on Fawn Rd., west of South Centerville Road in Sturgis.
Yes, if you’re on the highway, then you have to signal. It’s the law: And just so you know, highway means all of Michigan’s roadways. That’s how it’s written in the statute. Sec. 648. (1) The driver of a vehicle or bicycle upon a highway, before stopping or turning from a direct line, shall first
- We must first answer the question: what is negl...
- The short of it is yes, as a Michigan business ...
- Before you can rev your engine, what certificat...
- A new bill proposed in the senate would make it...
- In Michigan, a business owner owes a reasonable...