Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Scott Goodwin Law

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

A view of a car's dashboard with a woman's hands on the steering wheel.

When a teenager is old enough to take the first steps toward learning how to drive, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Teens may be excited about being able to have more independence, but worry about being able to pass the tests to get their license. For parents, there’s the stress of

Do Speed Bumps & Speed Humps Work?

Wednesday, 08 February 2023 by
A yellow road sign warning drivers about speed bumps.

Speeding is a major safety issue on the roads. In the state of Michigan alone, 24,555 car crashes in 2021 involved speeding. Additionally, excessive speed was cited as being a factor in 21% of fatalities in and 15.5% of suspected serious injuries in Michigan motor vehicle accidents the same year. In the time since the

The side mirror of a car being driven on a snowy road.

We’ve come a long way in terms of improving the safety of cars. It wasn’t all that long ago that backup cameras were considered a new, cutting edge feature, and now they’re standard on new vehicles.  Plus new cars often come with several other advanced safety features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB), forward collision

A mother buckles her baby into a car seat.

For the first several years of a child’s life, they’re going to spend a lot of time in car seats and booster seats. Finding the right seats for their child is a challenge many parents need to deal with, to say nothing of making sure that seat is installed properly in their vehicles. While car

A car's headlights seen driving on a foggy night.

As of October 2022, daylight saving time is something that millions of people in the United States need to deal with twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. While the United States Senate voted on (and passed) the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would end the twice-a-year time change

The Safety Risks of Tailgating

Monday, 26 September 2022 by
Two people stand next to two cars that have been in a crash.

Every driver finds themselves getting frustrated behind the wheel from time to time. Perhaps there’s more traffic on the road than you expected, having to make a sudden detour because of a road construction project, or seeing other drivers not following the rules of the road. Driver frustration is extremely common, but it’s extremely important

A chalkboard with 'Back to School' written on it.

School is back in session and for many parents, dropping their kids off at school and picking them up is part of their daily routine. Not everybody is able to take a bus to school and walking isn’t always an ideal option, either. Sometimes, the walk would be too far, children would have to cross

A crowd gathered in front of a food truck selling fish and chips.

Food trucks have become big business. In the years leading up to 2020, food trucks had already been a rapidly growing form of business and once the pandemic hit, they became a more important business opportunity as business owners needed ways to continue working and diners wanted ways to go out without risking COVID. Throughout

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