Senior citizens are routinely stereotyped as bad drivers. Indeed, we've all seen examples of elderly drivers who mistook the accelerator for the brake or who had some type of medical emergency behind the wheel and caused a serious crash. With the number of older drivers increasing, that can be cause for concern. Here in Michigan, the percentage of drivers who are at least 65 has grown by almost 25 percent in less than a decade.
If you've never had to use it, you may be unfamiliar with the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association's (MCCA's) fund for motorists who suffer catastrophic injuries and whose medical claims are greater than $550,000 ($580,000 as of July 1). The head of the MCCA recently appeared before the state's Senate Insurance Banking Committee (SIBC).
When spring eventually returns to Michigan, plenty of road construction projects will get underway. Construction zones can be highly dangerous for workers and motorists alike. That's why it's essential for drivers to take extra care when they enter a construction zone. This means obeying all signs as well as instructions from those directing traffic in and around these areas.
If you have a loved one who has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, work accident or any other type of accident, it's important to know the best way to provide them care. Any mishap in providing care could worsen their injury, lead to another surgery or even put them back in the hospital for months on end. You need to follow the tips for care outlined in today's post if you want to ensure they are cared for properly.
A Michigan family is grieving the loss of two of its own -- a 9-month-old girl and an 18-year-old woman. Both of them were passengers in a car involved in a recent three-vehicle crash in Montcalm County.
A study published by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2016 captured how individuals who use public transit can decrease their risk of becoming involved in a car crash by 90 percent.
A Michigan woman continues to recover from a car accident that left her with a critical injury categorized by doctors as an internal decapitation.
A 34-year-old Rochester Hills man was killed in a two-car collision while driving along eastbound Interstate 94 during the early morning hours on Nov. 24.
Workplace fatalities in the 1970s reached as high as 14,000 per year before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created during President Richard Nixon's administration. Deaths on the job have steadily decreased since then. In 2016, just under 5,200 workers died. Statistics show that there are some industries that are more dangerous to work in than others.
If you get into a car accident and hit your head, you run the risk of suffering numerous types of head injuries. These may include things like a skull fracture, a concussion or bleeding on the brain.