Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

Teal bike leaning against a brick wall.

As the weather warms up in the springtime and early summer, you can always expect to see an increase in the number of bicyclists you see on the road. But over the past couple of years, biking has become an increasingly popular activity. In 2020, bikes were suddenly in high demand as people were looking

Over the past couple of years, demand for RVs and towable travel trailers has grown. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have recently purchased travel trailers as a way to get out of the house and have some fun without having to spend time in spaces shared with strangers, such as hotels or airplanes.

View of a car's console with backup camera in use.

For many of us, we learned how to drive using cars that were equipped with nothing more than mirrors to help people see their blind spots. However, it’s not hard to see (no pun intended) where mirrors can fall short. When trying to back a car up using only a standard rear view mirror, your

Cars parked along both sides of a street.

For many people, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of taking the road test to get their driver’s license is having to parallel park. Even for people who have years of experience behind the wheel, trying to parallel park can still make drivers very nervous. Not only is it a difficult driving maneuver, there’s the

Airbag deployed from a steering wheel with a crash test dummy behind the wheel.

Airbags have been a standard safety feature on cars since the late 1990s, but they’ve been saving lives for longer than that. According to the NHTSA, frontal airbags saved 50,457 lives – enough people to fill a major league ballpark – between 1987 and 2017. Airbags work to prevent vehicle occupants from being injured in

Woman sits on the ground next to two crashed cars.

Fires are a rare (but not non-existent) occurrence during car accidents. However, a fire doesn’t necessarily need to occur for a person to develop a burn injury. In some cases, burns can be caused by coming into contact with a chemical, but they can also occur due to friction.  What Are Friction Burns? Friction burns

X-rays showing a brain.

When people are injured in car accidents, it doesn’t necessarily mean they get out of their car bleeding from cuts, with visible bruises, or with other types of obvious injuries like broken bones. Not only are many types of common car accident injuries invisible, they can take time to become evident. In the time immediately

A car key with key chain next to a pen on top of an insurance claim form.

Sometimes, borrowing a car from a friend or family member might be the simplest solution to a problem. For example, maybe someone needs to run an errand while their own car is in the shop for the day and a friend offers them use of a car that’s not being used anyway. Renting a car

Close-up of a car tire on a snowy road.

Michigan drivers have a lot to deal with while driving in the winter. Not only are there the general challenges of driving safely when roads are snowy/icy and having to navigate the potholes that come with freeze/thaw cycles, there’s the hassle of having to keep snow and ice cleared off of cars.  We get it

Railroad Tracks.

Here in the state of Michigan, it’s very common for cars to be damaged by conditions of roadways. Very commonly, the main culprit is potholes. Every year, there are reports of cars being damaged by large potholes that come along with the freeze/thaw cycles that inevitably come every year. But another thing that can potentially