Michigan Vehicle Accidents News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

Two people riding on snowmobiles on a snowy trail

During the winter months, one thing many people look forward to doing is heading out on their snowmobiles. Over 1.2 million snowmobiles are registered in the  United States and here in Michigan, there are many great places to do some snowmobiling. But just like any other type of motorized vehicle, it’s very important that people

Truck driving on the road and overloaded with logs

If you spend enough time on the road, there’s a very good chance that your windshield will get damaged along the way. One very common scenario drivers encounter is having their windshields get cracked by a small stone being kicked up by a vehicle driving in front of them. This can very easily happen even

Two cars damaged in a fender bender

Car accidents are something that can truly happen to anyone. You don’t even necessarily have to be driving to end up being involved with a car crash. Every year, thousands of people have the unfortunate experience of having their cars hit while they were parked. Or in some cases, people may be in a parked

Woman holding neck painfully while standing in front of fender bender accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, there are lots of things you need to do immediately afterward. You’ll need to note exactly where and when the accident occurred. You’ll need to get the information of the other driver involved in the crash. You’ll need to take pictures of the scene. And, of course,

Group of friends riding in car with windows down

When people think about dangerous times to drive, they typically think of things like blizzards, ice storms, and heavy downpours, not a warm, sunny summer day. But in reality, rates of car accidents tend to actually increase during the summer months. According to data from the NHTSA, the numbers of fatalities caused by car crashes

Line of orange construction barrels on road

If there’s one sight Michigan drivers are all too familiar with, it’s the sight of construction barrels. Road construction is never convenient, but it is a necessity. And now that winter is over, it’s time for road construction projects to become a lot more common — if your daily commute isn’t already being impacted by

Pair of keys laying next to marijuana

While marijuana is currently illegal under federal law, Michigan, along with nine other states have legalized the use of recreational marijunana on a statewide level. In addition to the 10 states that have legalized marijuana, several more states allow marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes. Although legal use of marijuana is becoming more common

Group of friends riding in car with windows down

For lots of Michigan residents, driving on gravel roads is part of their daily lives. 760 miles of the 2,700+ miles of road overseen by the Road Commission for Oakland County are unpaved roads and many of those roads are unlikely to be converted to paved roads anytime soon. According to the Washtenaw County Road

Group of young adults riding in convertible

Winter is officially over and it’s time to start thinking about all the fun things that come along with warmer weather. But just because we’re starting to move away from the cold winter months, that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t driving hazards are going away. Every time a season changes, a new set of driving

Woman holding neck painfully while standing in front of fender bender accident

Car accidents have the potential to result in a wide range of injuries, ranging from simple contusions to broken bones and brain trauma. Crashes don’t even need to happen at a particularly high rate of speed to cause injuries, either. Whiplash is one very common type of injury associated with car crashes and it’s been