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Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media After a Car Accident

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While social media platforms are a popular way to share our daily lives with friends and family, they can also pose a danger to your auto accident injury claim. Posting about damage to your vehicle, the injuries you sustained or venting about the accident being "the other driver's fault" might seem trivial, but please take a moment to read this article and consider the many ramifications that may unfold because of those posts. As Michigan auto accident attorneys, we always suggest victims of car accidents to refrain from publicly commenting on their crash, especially on social media. Your "highlights reel"...

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Click it or Ticket – What is the Seat Belt Law in Michigan?

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It should come as no surprise to learn that study upon study show that seat belts save lives. In fact, 39% of victims killed in motor vehicle collisions last year were not wearing their seat belt, and car crashes are sadly the leading cause of death in children ages 1-13. The Michigan State Police have found that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of fatal injury to front-row occupants of a vehicle by 45% and keeps passengers secure within the vehicle during a collision. In efforts to improve safety, the MSP run an annual seat belt enforcement period, commonly...

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Winter Driving Tips – Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks

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As the temperatures continue to drop, it is becoming even more apparent that winter weather is on the way. While winter weather means holidays, bundling up by the fire, and crisp white snow, it also signals dangerous roadways. In particular, winter weather can produce dangerous conditions such as low visibility, icy roads, high winds, and potholes. These conditions can cause accidents, injuries, and even death in some cases. However, semi-trucks are a lesser-known danger on winter roads that can cause just as much damage or more. Due to the size and visibility issues associated with semi-trucks, drivers sharing the road...

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Michigan Car Modification Laws – Lighting, Mufflers, Tinting, and More

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You might notice cars out on the road with added lighting features, tinted windows, or noisy acceleration. While auto enthusiasts may enjoy having these fancy features on their vehicle, the Michigan Vehicle Code outlines car modification laws that must be followed for the safety of the driver and others out on the road....

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What Are Michigan’s Car Seat Laws?

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Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children ages one to thirteen – a statistic that may certainly scare parents and anyone else transporting children in their vehicles. However, recent data also shows that a large percentage of child passengers killed in car accidents were not properly restrained. These statistics serve as an important reminder that the best way to keep child passengers safe is to make sure they are properly secured in your vehicle. As a personal injury law firm, we, unfortunately, see a range of injured people come through our doors, including children. Because of this,...

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When Home Isn’t Safe – Domestic Violence Resources During COVID-19 Michigan Shelter-In-Place

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Victims of domestic violence often feel trapped in their relationship, and under the current Michigan shelter-in-place order, that is a prominent reality for many. A recent statement from the Executive Director of the Safehouse Center explains concerns posed by COVID-19 for domestic violence victims, including isolation, lost access to help, and fear of exposure to the virus when leaving the home. If you are stuck at home with an abusive partner, there are still resources and services available to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Update: On April 27, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court enacted Administrative Order No. 2020-11 to provide...

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Recreational Marijuana Is Legal, Driving While High Isn’t

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Authored by Michigan personal injury attorney, Brian McKenna. While Michigan voters opted to legalize many aspects of marijuana consumption in a November 2018 ballot initiative, driving while high remains illegal. Means of prohibition enforcement, however, remains murky. Michigan law adheres to a strict “zero-tolerance” policy for drivers who have any amount of the drugs listed on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act in their system. These substances include marijuana and its active ingredient, THC. However, in People v Koon, the  Michigan Supreme Court carved out an exception to the strict rule.  That decision considered the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes...

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