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Reckless Driving in Michigan

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

What does it mean to drive recklessly? In Michigan, if you drive with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, then you could be guilty of a misdemeanor: imprisoned for not more than 93 days, fined $500, or both. If you cause serious bodily injury to another person as a result of

Bases on reports by the Michigan State Police, from 2009-2012, encounters between deer and motor vehicles has dropped substantially: 61,486 to 48,918 based on traffic reports. People are in agreement that the numbers are down, but there’s disagreement as to the cause. Are people driving less? Are there less deer? Are people driving better and

At common law, if somebody killed your brother or sister, then any claim against that person was said to die with the victim. Today, that’s not the case. There is a wrongful death statute in Michigan that enables family members to recover when their loved ones are wrongfully killed: Sec. 2922. (1) Whenever the death

What is a birth defect first and foremost? A birth defect can affect any part of a baby’s body: limbs, heart, brain, etc. and can range from mild to severe. And while not all birth defects can be prevented, there are steps that a woman can take to reduce the likelihood of having a child

What should I do if I’ve been injured or my procedure was improperly performed? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps to maximize your chances of recovering: Move Quickly. Many malpractice statutes have a short statute of limitations, which means that if you don’t initiate your lawsuit within a certain period of time, then your

I’ve been in a car accident, but what do I do? Follow the Goodwin and Scieszka 5 steps: Call 911. It’s a crime not to call the police. Police officers will issue the necessary tickets, and paramedics will tend to any and all injuries. It’s essential to mitigate injuries as much as possible. Even if

Do you have to wear a seatbelt in Michigan? Yes. Why? Because it’s the law: click it or ticket. 257.710e. Safety belt usage; exclusions; enforcement; evidence of negligence; violations Failure to wear a safety belt in violation of this section may be considered evidence of negligence and may reduce the recovery for damages arising out

Goodwin & Scieszka finds it important to remind all drivers that all of Michigan’s neighborhood streets need safe driving protection. As I walked outside of my house today, I saw a car barreling down my street at well over 25 mph, which is the posted speed limit in all residential neighborhoods in Michigan. So what

In light of this last week’s tragic news stories involving gun related injuries, we would like to write about gun safety and ways to avoid gun accidents in Michigan, especially to protect the future of this great country, our children. Safely securing your firearms significantly reduces the likelihood of your children finding them. Keep guns

Logging work. Did you know that Michigan’s densely wooded region is home to one of the world’s most dangerous jobs? Workers have to climb huge trees, use complex cutting techniques with theirs saws, and work outside in unpredictable conditions. Sanitation engineers. Garbage collectors deal in trash, which can be filled with flammable chemicals, sharp objects,