Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

It seemed like an ordinary day for Johnny Longfellow. Mr. Longfellow woke up and ran his razor repeatedly over his face until it was as smooth as silk. He ate breakfast, let the dog out, and took the garbage cans to the end of his paved driveway. He got in his car and proceeded to

Last Tuesday, according to officials, just near Zeeb Rd. on 94 Westbound, a semi truck jackknifed, which caused another semi truck to collide into it. As a result of the accident, diesel fuel was spilled all over the expressway along with an unknown substance. The Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team responded to the accident and

Did you know that Car-deer crashes in Michigan cause at least $130 million in damage each year, which is an average of $2,000 per vehicle involved? In 2004, there were more than 60,000 car-deer crashes. And according to Michigan Deer Crash Coalition Chairman Richard J. Miller (AAA Michigan): “Statistics show that most motorist deaths and

According to Michigan.gov: Michigan has a primary seat belt law, which means law enforcement can stop and ticket motorists solely for not being buckled up. The law requires: Passengers 8-15 to buckle up in all seating positions Drivers and front seat passengers to be buckled up Michigan’s child passenger safety law requires: Children younger than

As of 2012: Fatalities 936 Fatality Rate (Deaths Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles) 0.99 Number of Persons Injured 70,518 Total Crash Rate 290.48 Total Crashes 273,891 Personal Injury Crash Rate 54.82 Fatal Crashes 870 Property Damage Crash Rate 234.74 Injury Crashes 51,685 Fatal Crash Rate 0.92 Property Damage Only Crashes 221,336 Alcohol-Related Crashes 10,014 Annual

Northwestern Highway recently added bicycle lanes from 14 mile to Inkster, and while Northwestern Highway has a 50 M.P.H. speed limit, it doesn’t mean that bikes can’t safely share the road with Michigan’s drivers. Drivers need to remember that if they see person riding their bicycle, then they should approach with caution. If no one

Under the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, also known as the Dramshop Act, if a person that’s visibly intoxicated has injured you, then you can collect from the licensed establishment that over-served them. According to the Dramshop Act: This section provides the exclusive remedy for money damages against a licensee arising out of the

As summer winds down, and the fall months start rolling in, Goodwin and Scieszka wants to take the time to remind our followers of the importance of driving safely, but more importantly, driving safely around semi trucks, garbage trucks, and larger utility vehicles. Remember, these vehicles have limited site due to their larger sizes. They

Goodwin & Scieszka asks you to follow these recommendations in an effort to reduce the very incidents that we often defend. Having litigated Michigan automobile accidents for over 30 years, we have seen that time and time again most drivers fail to use safety measures that will significantly reduce their likelihood of being in fatal

First and foremost, if you want to drive an automobile in Michigan, then you need insurance. You can’t even get your license plate without it. It is a misdemeanor to drive without no-fault insurance. Michigan is a “no-fault state,” which means that if you’re involved in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault,

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