Car Accidents

Michigan Lawmakers Consider Placing Caps on No-Fault Insurance Benefits

by Thomas Stroble | May 17th, 2013

When a Michigan Car Accident occurs, victims can be left with injuries that affect them for a lifetime. Under current state law, most expenses associated with injuries can be covered by a motorist’s no-fault auto insurance policy. However lawmakers are considering changing this rule.

According to an article from WKAR News, the state legislature is considering placing a $1 million cap on damages paid by no-fault insurance. Those currently receiving lifelong benefits would continue to receive their payments, while those filing new claims would be subject to the cap.

Some say that the reform would allow for cheaper coverage … Read More

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Michigan Seat Belt Use Hits 90 Percent

by Thomas Stroble | December 3rd, 2012

Automobile seat belt use nationwide has hit an all-time high of 86 percent, according to new safety numbers.

And in Michigan and the 31 other states where it is against the law not to buckle up the compliance rate is 90 percent.

From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

“When it comes to driving safely, one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family is to use a seat belt,” said [U.S. Department of] Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood….

“Thanks to the ongoing work of our state and local partners and national efforts such as Click it … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

20 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oakland County

by Thomas Stroble | November 28th, 2012

What are the most dangerous intersections in Oakland County?

It turns out that the greatest number of car wrecks happen on 12 Mile Road and Southfield Road, according to crash data from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Following are the Top 20 dangerous intersections in Oakland County, listed by the total number of accidents that occurred in 2011 and the average number from 2007-2011:

  1. Southfield Rd @ 11 Mile Rd W (64 auto accidents in 2011 – 74.2 average over past 5 years)
  2. 12 Mile Rd W @ Orchard Lake Rd (60 – 61.2)
  3. 12 Mile Rd @
Read More Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

8 Tips For Safe Holiday Bus Travel in Michigan

by Thomas Stroble | November 21st, 2012

Planning on traveling by bus in Michigan this holiday season?

Take a few simple precautions to make sure your trip is safe and enjoyable.

Following is from the Michigan Department of Transportation:

If you intend to book your next vacation via bus, you may want to use the iPhone app created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The website also provides in-depth information for bus riders regarding the company’s safety records.

SaferBus is a helpful tool because it allows consumers to have access to commercial safety records. Almost 6,000 different carriers are represented, from school buses to private … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Roadside Repair Leads to Bloomfield Tragedy

by Thomas Stroble | November 20th, 2012

When cars break down, there is an increased risk of injuries and fatalities on the road. Bloomfield Township provides an unfortunate example involving a man who got killed on November 10 as he was attempting to make repairs to his car.

According to WXYZ-TV Action News 7:

The incident completely blocked off sections of Telegraph Road near Orchard Lake Road for a few hours. Based on police reports, a 2011 Ford pickup truck crashed into a 1992 Toyota Camry that was stalled in the leftmost lane of the road.

During the accident, the owner of the Toyota was laying … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents
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