What Happens to Passengers Injured in Drunk Driving Accidents?

By now, we all know the dangers of drunk driving and the resulting consequences. There’s quite a bit of information available, and Michigan State Police truly don’t mess around with handing out DUIs. The numbers, statistics, and rates of injuries surrounding drunken crashes are downright alarming. And while most of us know what happens to drivers who cause these crashes, what about passengers who knowingly got into a drunk driver’s vehicle? In this article, personal injury attorney Dan Zick ...

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Car Accident PTSD – Symptoms, Treatment, Resources

Michigan personal injury attorney, Steve Weston, has dedicated his more than thirty-year career to advocating for and working with victims of catastrophic injuries and trauma. He is an attorney who takes his practice further than the courtroom. He actively engages in his client’s recovery and care post-accident. As part of this unique care team, he understands the life-changing emotional toll that often accompanies such injuries. Because of this, he has done extensive research on the connection between injuries and ...

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Distracted Driving Michigan – Where We’re At, Where We’re (Hopefully) Going

“Get your face out of your app!” reads Michigan State Police’s new slogan aimed at reducing Michigan distracted driving. And the State Police should know. After all, their own statistics reveal that drivers using some kind of electronic device behind the wheel caused 5,237 accidents in 2017, 23 of which were fatal and 1,514 results in injuries. Obviously, distracted driving is an epidemic and causes far too many serious and fatal accidents on Michigan’s roads, but the real question ...

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Potential Changes Could Be Coming to Michigan’s Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan roads could become a lot safer in the near future. Potential bills to change the drunk driving limit in Michigan would help reduce the dangers that come with driving while intoxicated. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, recently appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law. Tom explains the current drunk driving limits and laws as well as describes the changes that could be coming.

Drunk and Super Drunk Driving Limit

Michigan’s current drunk driving laws categorize drunk ...

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Survivors’ Loss Benefits – Supporting Families Following a Fatal Car Accident in Michigan

Despite overwhelming public debate regarding Michigan’s auto no-fault, there is seldom disagreement regarding one of its greatest and most aspirational benefits –  financial security for families following a tragedy. And that security is most needed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in Michigan. When Michigan families face such tragedies as the wrongful death of a loved one, our auto no-fault system is there to help. Survivor’s loss benefits, MCL 500.301 et seq, help bridge the financial ...

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Work Loss Benefits – Michigan’s No-Fault Benefits for Lost Wages Following a Car Accident

Following a severe auto accident, victims are oftentimes too injured to return to work. In these instances, the injured person may be entitled to Work Loss Benefits from their own auto insurance provider. This is a benefit unique to Michigan’s no-fault system. Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, appeared on Fox 17’s Know the Law to further explain reimbursement for lost wages following a crash.

No-Fault Benefits at a Glance

We focus a lot on the medical component of no-fault ...

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Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident – What Every Motorcyclist in Michigan Should Know

Everyone knows Michigan is a no-fault auto insurance state. Under the No-Fault Act, priorities are established that determine which insurer is responsible for paying the injured person’s benefits. But, interestingly enough, motorcyclists occupy a strange place with regard to no-fault priorities in Michigan, especially when it comes to motorcycle hit-and-run accidents.

Motorcycles aren’t considered motor vehicles in Michigan. Therefore, they aren’t required to carry no-fault coverage. Yet motorcyclists may still collect no-fault benefits if they’re injured in an accident involving a ...

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6 Things to Know if You Are Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident

The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Yet sadly, drunk driving accident rates remain far too high in the United States.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents per day nationwide. And in Michigan, nearly 1/4 of all fatal accidents involve a driver who is over the legal blood-alcohol limit. While these numbers are actually down for past years, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes ...

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Car Accident Without Insurance – Michigan Assigned Claims Plan

While purchasing uninsured motorist coverage is optional, it’s something our Michigan auto accident attorneys highly recommend. Uninsured motorist coverage takes care of people injured in accidents with vehicles that aren’t covered by a no-fault auto insurance policy. Typically, the injured person first turns to their own auto insurance policy for the payment of no-fault benefits. Sometimes, however, there are instances they would file a claim against the other driver’s policy.

But what happens when there isn’t another policy? What ...

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Drive Safe Michigan – Private Property Stop Signs and Emergency Vehicle Passing

Update: New emergency passing law goes into effect on February 13, 2019.

Anyone who’s taken a driver’s training class knows the basic laws that govern Michigan roads. But most of us fail to keep ourselves up-to-date as these regulations change. As part of our commitment to helping Michigan residents better understand the law, we’re starting Drive Safe Michigan. This campaign focuses on sharing traffic law information in an effort to improve Michigan roads and driving.

Michigan car accident attorney, Steve Sinas, ...

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