Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

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

Two deer are seen crossing a road.

During the fall and early winter, there are a lot of driving hazards people need to be aware of. Diminished daylight can make people feel drowsy and make it harder to see. Fallen leaves can make roads slippery and dropping temperatures may also create icy spots on the road. And, here in Michigan, there’s another

Close-up of railroad tracks.

Car and pedestrian accidents at railroad crossings are more common than you might realize. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States every three hours. In 2020 alone, there were 1,377 motor vehicle collisions at public rail grade crossings that resulted in 494

A smiling teen girl in the driver's seat of a car holding the keys.

Having a teen take their first steps toward becoming a licensed driver is a momentous event for any family. Aside from the significance of it being a sign that your child is getting closer to adulthood and living an independent life, it can be a major change for your household. All of a sudden, you

Cars drive on a road at dusk with headlights on.

The changes that come with daylight savings time aren’t always easy for people to adjust to. Time changes can be very difficult for some people to adjust to since they can interfere with their sleep cycles. And when people aren’t sleeping well, it can cause more serious problems than simply having a hard time concentrating