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Amtrak has recently agreed to pay $265 million to settle claims related to a 2015 train derailment that killed 8 people and injured 200 others. The settlement is one of the largest railway accident settlements in history. It is just $30 million below the cap of $295 million for such accidents. This settlement is noteworthy

On June 7, 2016, a group of nine bicyclists known as the Chain Gang were taking their weekly 28-mile bike ride near Kalamazoo when they were struck by a truck driven by Charles Pickett Jr. 5 bicyclists were killed and 4 were injured in the accident. Following the accident, Pickett was arrested and police officers

Summer is here and thousands of people in Michigan are choosing to give their cars a little bit of a break and start riding their bikes more often. With so many people hitting the road on their bikes this time of year, it’s important for motorists to be particularly mindful to watch out for cyclists.

Disney theme parks have a reputation for being the happiest places on Earth. For kids and adults alike, a trip to Disney World is often the sort of event that becomes a cherished memory. Unfortunately for the family of two-year-old Lane Graves, their vacation at Disney World recently turned tragic when he was fatally attacked

According to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), more car accidents happen in southeastern Michigan than they do anywhere else in the state, with Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties having the highest numbers of car accidents. Recently, a list of the 20 Michigan intersections with the highest numbers of car accidents in 2015 was

The Michigan State Police has recently released some information about the number of traffic accidents that happened in the state last year and unfortunately, the news isn’t good. While the total number of traffic crashes actually dropped slightly in 2015, the total numbers of injuries and fatalities were both up from 2014. Fatal accidents rose

Nearly three years after a young girl was severely injured on an escalator in New Jersey, Macy’s and an escalator maintenance company have settled a lawsuit against them, agreeing to pay the girl and her family $15 million dollars in damages. In August 2013, ten-year-old Juliana Valdez was on a back-to-school shopping with her family

Recent statistics from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the number of people who are dying in auto accidents reveal both good news and bad news. The good news is that the number of traffic fatalities in the year 2014 were down slightly from 2013. Unfortunately, that number is expected to be

Nearly a year after Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was severely injured in an accident involving a Walmart truck driver, Walmart has reached a settlement with the comedian for an undisclosed amount. Although terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Morgan seems pleased with the outcome. In a statement, he said,

If you’re ever in a car accident with a commercial truck, one thing you’re bound to quickly find out is that it isn’t like dealing with an ordinary car accident. When you’re in a car accident with another car, you’re typically only dealing with the driver/owner of the other car. But when you’re in an

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