Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

We’ve had cold mornings the past couple of days with the temperature staying well below freezing. Isn’t it supposed to be spring yet? According to Mlive.com, warming temperatures are concerning as isolated freezing rain will hit already cold roadways: Don’t cancel any plans. Just be alert and drive a little slower this morning when you

I always enjoy finding laws that people don’t know about, or that people just don’t talk much about. Today’s interesting law is about funeral processions and their legal right of way – this is a law out of respect for the dead and the mourning: Sec. 654. (1) A motor vehicle forming part of a

Deer crossing two lane highway in front cars

If you’re driving along and hit a deer, then why shouldn’t you be able to take it? It’s likely caused injury to your car, and unfortunately it would be hard to collect a judgment against a deer for a Michigan negligence claim. But is it legal to do this under Michigan law? In September 2014,

FAQs About Michigan Snowmobile Laws

Thursday, 14 November 2013 by

Keeping to our wintery themed blogs this week, we want to answer some common questions about Michigan snowmobile laws. How is a Snowmobile Defined? This might seem like a silly question, but it’s important to understand what exactly is considered a snowmobile under Michigan law. A snowmobile is defined, according to our legislature, as any motor-driven vehicle

Intersections are an essential part of our roadways, but they can potentially be very dangerous places. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 31% of all fatal Michigan car accidents in 2019 occurred at intersections. Since we can’t just eliminate all intersections, it’s very important for drivers to fully understand the rules of

Wine glass with Do Not sign over it

Nearly 3 million people are injured in an automobile-related accident every year. That amounts to an accident every minute! A staggering amount of those injuries are a result of people driving while intoxicated. According to MADD, almost every hour, someone’s life is taken as a result of a drunk driver.

If you’ve been injured because someone else was driving drunk, then follow the Goodwin & Scieszka 5 steps.

Adrian, Michigan Car Accident

Thursday, 01 August 2013 by
Small silver car smashed into yellow poles

A 90-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan was sentenced to probation and will no longer be able to drive after he pinned a woman between two vehicles in a parking lot.

59-year-old Linda Guzman was the woman killed in the accident. Her family didn’t want John Ellis in jail, just off of the road so that this terrible incident would never happen again.

An Auburn Hills man drove off the exit ramp on M-59 at Squirrel Lake Road and into a heavily wooded area. He was driving a 2004 silver Chrysler Sebring.

Auburn Hills Lt. Jill McDonnel said that car took out a tree. The man driving was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s 24-year-old passenger from Southfield was taken to a nearby hospital is being treated for serious injuries.

No names are being released and the accident is still an ongoing investigation.

Have any road trips planned in the remaining summer days? If you do, then think twice about which state you are going to because the words out on the nation’s worst states to drive through. You might think about driving around them after reading this article.

Want to stand outside the White House and picket, or see that tiny guy up close that sits inside the penny? Well, according to a GMAC insurance report conducted in 2011, the place where people are most likely to not know the written rules of the road is in the District of Columbia. Only 70% of those polled would likely pass the written vehicle-licensing exam.

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