All parents dread the idea of their child suffering even a minor injury even though that's just part of childhood. However, a study just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over 1.8 million American children (approximately 2.5 percent) suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) before they reach their 17th birthday.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that distracted driving is one of the top reasons that motorists either nearly miss crashes or are involved in them. Although texting and driving has been illegal in the state of Michigan since July of 2010, motorists often take a chance and do it anyway. Countless pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and vehicle operators lose their lives because of this.
A man from the Grand Rapids area was sentenced to a jail term after a life was lost under his charge. The hunting safety instructor plead no contest to the charge of careless discharge of a firearm resulting in injury and death.
Fall in northern Michigan is a beautiful time. The leaves begin turning colors and the air is crisp. Apple cider is available, freshly made from Michigan apples. It's a great time to get out and enjoy your community.
If you look at your Michigan auto insurance policy documents, then you'll notice that you have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage listed on it. It's also known as no-fault insurance and it's mandatory that all drivers have it in the state. It's intended to cover medical bills that either you or your passengers may amass if you're involved in a car crash.