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Sand snowman on the beach

Goodwin and Scieszka are as surprised as you; there’s nothing stranger than springtime snow on the ground. Thanks a lot Michigan. It’ll be another major bummer for already torn apart, dilapidated roads. Drive safely out there today. Our personal injury firm wants to help you avoid Michigan car accidents: Concentrate on your driving – a

Digging around looking for April Fools’ Day material I found this criminal case; it’s a textbook example of what not to do on a day like today: April 7, 1970, [the] defendant entered the grocery store where she worked. He produced a toy handgun and stated, ‘This is a hold-up’. [The cashier] gave him the folding

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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

Glass shattering as baseball breaks through

March 31, 2014 is opening day for the Detroit Tigers! Since many Michiganders will be hitting their own fields to play baseball, we wanted to talk about the assumption of risk doctrine as a defense to certain civil law claims. First, let’s define the assumption of the risk doctrine: Participants in sporting activities are assumed

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

Well, considering Michigan just got slammed with yet another snowstorm that I had the pleasure of shoveling, I figured it would be entirely relevant to talk about Michigan’s landlord-tenant laws. More specifically, how landlord-tenant law applies to snow removal. Who should shovel? This might seem like a silly question, but remembering that America honors the freedom

Landlord Tenant Tort Liability

Thursday, 06 February 2014 by

When someone owns a property, they have a responsibility to make sure it’s reasonably safe for others to use, and that includes landlords. If a visitor, guest, or tenant gets hurt because of unsafe conditions that were caused by negligence, a concept called premises liability comes into play and it can be used to hold

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

Michigan state trooper police car with red lights flashing

Police in Lansing are pulling people over on I-96 looking for seat belt violations, speeding, and ensuring that everyone is moving over. Why move over?

Because it’s the law.

What’s the Move Over Law?

Michigan’s Move Over law is about giving emergency vehicles their right of way. People who fail to pull onto the shoulder or merge into the outside lane can be subject to penalties under the law.

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