Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Scott Goodwin Law

Deployed airbags in a car dashboard.

Airbags have been a standard safety feature on new cars since the late 1990s and have been a common feature in cars for an even longer amount of time. According to the NHTSA, frontal airbags saved 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017. However, for as long as airbags have been around, there have been concerns

Car keys laying on an insurance claim form.

Michigan law requires all drivers to have auto insurance, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all drivers have insurance with the same levels of coverage. When people are in the process of choosing their auto insurance policy, not only can they choose from different levels of coverage for personal injury protection (PIP) and bodily injury and

White truck loaded onto a tow truck.

If you’re a driver, it’s very likely that your car will need to be towed at some point in time. Car breakdowns happen to all of us, and when they do happen, your car might need to be towed to a mechanic. A tow truck might also be able to help if your car ends

Truck excessively loaded with wood logs.

Car accidents can potentially be caused by many different things. Often, they’re a result of human error and negligent actions like impaired driving, but they can also be caused by things like driving too fast for the conditions or a mechanical problem with the car. But they can also be caused by debris in the

Food delivery person accepting an order at a restaurant.

Need to earn some extra cash? If you have a car, one option is to sign up to be a delivery person for a service like Instacart, Uber Eats, or Doordash and earn money by picking up restaurant orders and groceries for other people. These types of services offer a lot of flexibility about when

What to Do After a Bus Accident

Wednesday, 15 November 2023 by
Bus Stop lane painted on a road.

Buses are big vehicles and the larger a vehicle is, the more damage it can potentially cause in a collision. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 105 people in Michigan were killed in accidents involving big trucks and buses in 2022, with an additional 3,632 people injured. Whether you’re a passenger on

Cars in a parking lot.

At times, parking lots and garages can be difficult for even the most experienced drivers to navigate. They can often be very busy, with people walking around, drivers who aren’t paying attention, or are driving too fast. There may also be people trying to back out of spaces who can’t see around a neighboring vehicle

A row of orange construction barrels on a road.

One of the most reliable things about living in the state of Michigan is that, between the spring and fall seasons, you can count on there being lots of active road construction projects throughout the state. Having to deal with construction projects is never convenient, but the repairs are necessary. It’s also necessary for drivers

Front end of a car that has been damaged in a car accident.

Car accidents are always extremely frustrating to deal with, but they become even more upsetting when the other driver leaves the scene of the accident without even stopping. The callous disregard people can have for the safety of others is truly shocking. But what can you do if your car is hit by a hit-and-run

A driver's hand on a car's steering wheel.

Driving can very often be a stressful and difficult situation. People might have to deal with slow traffic and get anxious about running late. People might be upset about something else going on in their lives. A distracted driver might not stop like they’re supposed to. And even if you’re not the one driving aggressively