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When does drunk driving spike?

If you want to avoid serious injuries in an auto accident, you must understand the risks that you face. One of the greatest risks is that of encountering a drunk driver. Despite the fact that driving under the influence is illegal, we still lose thousands of people in these accidents every year.

Michigan team settles wrongful death lawsuit

Movies and television show dramatic murder trials that determine who is guilty and who is not, but only criminal law gets close to that type of theatrical quality. Even most criminal cases are decided through plea agreements rather than jury trials. Civil law deals with who is responsible to victims and their families for the consequences of wrongful deaths or injuries.

What are common accidents that result in spinal cord injuries?

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) include any type of damage to an individual's nerves that run along their back, up to their neck and into their skull. Common impairments associated with this type of injury include a decrease in sensation or strength and even paralysis. Six common incidents frequently result in spinal cord injuries and certain types of people are affected by them more than others.

What can brain injury patients expect post-accident?

If you or someone you love suffers a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident, life as you knew it will change. The challenges that you and your loved one will face may be permanent. Therefore, many TBI patients must learn how to adapt to their new reality while they recover.

Michigan's older drivers are safer than younger ones

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.

Should state's catastrophic injury fund be used for road repairs?

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).

Reminders for safer driving in construction zones

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.

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