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Making car insurance claims in Michigan

Michigan is unique when it comes to the rules that they have in relation to their car insurance. It is a no-fault insurance state, which means that each party is automatically entitled to damages from their own insurance companies.

However, in serious car accidents, there may be damages that go beyond the no fault system. This means that a person who believes another driver was to blame for the accident needs to go through an additional claims process while following the modified comparative negligence rule.

2 critically injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-94

Few people leave their homes each day worrying that they will be in a serious motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, more than 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2016, which was a 6 percent increase from the previous year. That is an average of about 110 people dying in car wrecks each day.

A serious car accident can completely change your life. For those fortunate enough to survive such an accident, the aftereffects can include being unable to return to work, brain and spinal cord injuries, financial difficulties because of the medical bills and much, much more. When you or a loved one is injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, you can file a civil lawsuit to receive compensation for your injuries and damages.

Beware of spinal cord injuries after a car accident

Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious potential repercussions after a car crash. These injuries can result in a major life impacts. People who face this type of situation might be able to make a claim under Michigan's no-fault insurance system, which currently provides uncapped medical care costs for people who have catastrophic injuries.

When you are facing a spinal cord injury, you might be concerned about what your future will hold. This is a difficult position for anyone to be placed in, but more so when there are so many variables that can impact the outcome.

Hidden camera catches nursing home abuse, leads to lawsuit

A Livonia nursing home has been named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit stemming from alleged nursing home abuse.

In May 2015, a man was admitted to the nursing home, which is about a 45-minute drive from Rochester. He was placed there to recover from surgery. During the first six months the 87-year-old man was in the facility, family members say they repeatedly complained about the treatment he received.

Hero protects 2 people trapped in their car by a burning vehicle

A man in Michigan is being hailed as a hero after he protected a couple who was trapped in their vehicle by a second car, which had caught on fire.

The man works for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as their head of design. He was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he came across the car accident in the early morning. A Ford Edge and a Ford Fiesta has crashed.

How can I prove the other driver was to blame?

When you are in a car accident, it can be frustrating because although you might be adamant that the other driver was to blame, it may be difficult to prove it with reliable evidence.

The best way that you can go about proving that the other driver was to blame is to show that they were guilty of negligence in some way. This means that, as drivers, they failed to fulfill their duty to act safely.

Amtrak involved in another mass transit accident

Last week, Amtrak experienced another rail mishap only two days after another of its passenger trains crashed into a freight train as it rolled through South Carolina. Two railroad employees died in that collision, which also injured over 100 passengers.

In the latest accident, the Acela 2150 had a "mechanical issue when two of the train's cars separated" on its run from Washington, D.C., to Boston. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on February 6 in Maryland, near Havre de Grace, according to a railroad spokesperson. It's estimated that there were 52 passengers on board the train when the cars separated.

There are many potential causes of a pedestrian-vehicle accident

A pedestrian-vehicle accident is every bit as serious as it sounds. While the person driving the vehicle may be able to walk away unharmed, the same doesn't typically hold true for the pedestrian.

As a pedestrian, it's a must that you do your part in avoiding an accident. For example, you should always pay attention to what's going on around you and only cross busy streets at designated crosswalks.

Man injured when truck is struck while delivering mail

Those who drive for a living are constantly aware of the potential dangers from other drivers. This includes mail carriers, who must pull to the side of the road to deliver customers' packages, letters and bills.

On Feb. 8, a 63-year-old mail carrier was stopped while delivering mail on Utica Road in Roseville, which is a little under an hour's drive from Rochester. The postman's truck was struck by a Dodge Durango that was being driven by an 87-year-old man.

Man sentenced for fatal crash where Camaro landed on another car

A man was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro when it left the roadway and landed on top of another vehicle, killing two people who were in that car.

Both of those who passed away in the crushed vehicle were 20 years old, a man and a woman. The man who was driving the Camaro is 37 years old. Two other people were hurt in the accident and had to be taken to local medical centers. There were five people, in total, in the second car.

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