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Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Climb 23 Percent In 2015

Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Climb 23 Percent In 2015

Deaths on motorcycles in Michigan last year climbed a staggering 23 percent over 2014, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). And across the United States, motorcycle deaths in 2015 surged 10 percent over motorcycle fatalities in 2014. According to data provided by state highway safety offices to the GHSA, […]

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No “Direct” Contact Between Vehicles Means No Uninsured Motorist Coverage

No “Direct” Contact Between Vehicles Means No Uninsured Motorist Coverage

An auto insurance company properly denied a claim for uninsured motorist benefits because the claimant’s vehicle and the other vehicle did not come in “direct” contact with each other, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. In McJimpson v Auto Club Group Ins Co (May 12, 2016), the claimant suffered injuries after slamming on her […]

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All Injuries Don’t Have To Be Detailed In Notice Of Auto Accident

All Injuries Don’t Have To Be Detailed In Notice Of Auto Accident

The notice that auto accident victims must give their automobile insurer does not have to detail all their injuries, according to the Michigan Court of Appeals. In Dillon v State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins Co, a published decision, the Court of Appeals said it was sufficient that the car accident victim told her auto insurer […]

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Turn On The Car Radio … And Turn Up The Danger

Turn On The Car Radio … And Turn Up The Danger

We all listen to the car radio while driving. Sometimes we sing along to our favorite tune or take in the news of the day. But a recent study reveals that listening to the radio while driving is a bigger distraction than originally thought, and may lead to more auto accidents.  The study focused on what’s known as the “perceptual […]

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