Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

A group of people riding in a car together as part of a carpool.

Long before services like Uber and Lyft came along, organized carpools were a common way for people to get to and from work or to help kids get to and from school and team practices. And even as those ridesharing services grew in popularity, carpools remained a convenient way to get around, particularly when people

A woman with shoulder pain rubs her shoulder.

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, some of the damages you could be eligible to collect don’t necessarily come with a price tag. Damages like car repairs, medical care, and lost income are pretty easy to prove because they come with documentation to prove the exact value of those losses. Those types of

Cars parked on a road in a residential neighborhood.

No matter what your personal driving habits are like, there’s a good chance that you spend a good amount of time driving in residential neighborhoods. Even though many people drive in residential areas on a daily basis, it’s very important to not become complacent. When people frequently drive the same routes, they often zone out

Insurance policy with pen and calculator

For years, Michigan has had a reputation for having some of the highest rates for auto insurance premiums in the country and one thing that was commonly blamed for those high costs was Michigan’s old no-fault law. Under Michigan’s old no-fault auto insurance law, all Michigan drivers were required to carry insurance that included unlimited

Changes to Michigan's No Fault Auto Laws infographic

Insurance coverage can be very confusing to understand, but it’s also something all Michigan drivers need to deal with. Recently, a series of changes to Michigan’s no-fault insurance law started going into effect which made some significant updates to a law that had been in place since the 1970s. So, what do these changes mean

Car driving fast around curve

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, there were two major driving-related trends that got a lot of attention: fewer people driving and an increase of car accident fatalities. Even though many people were driving less because of stay-at-home orders, the overall number of traffic fatalities did not decrease on a per-mile travel traveled basis compared to the

Woman sitting in convertible watching the sunset

Throughout the winter, drivers know to be careful when driving in snowy, icy conditions. But once the seasons change and the weather starts to warm up, people often forget that warm, sunny weather doesn’t necessarily lead to safer roads. According to the National Safety Council, fatal car accidents tend to increase throughout spring and summer

GPS screen attached to windshield of car

For many drivers, GPS is a routine part of their driving habits, whether they’re just out running errands or taking a road trip. Very rarely do drivers reference paper maps when they need to figure out how to reach a destination. Instead, services like Google Maps, MapQuest, and Waze can instantly suggest a few different

Woman in car with mask on while applying hand sanitizer

In one way or another, everyone has been feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people have been working from home rather than from the office, while others have been coping with unemployment. Some have been helping their kids get an education at home or have been simply looking for new ways

Person holding coffee drink and phone in driver's seat

Car crashes can happen for a wide range of reasons, but the sad reality is that many of those crashes were completely preventable. Crashes caused by distracted driving are just one type of extremely preventable car crash. When we talk about distracted driving, it’s important to remember that it can be much more than using

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