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When Two Words Collide: Car “Crash” Or Car “Accident”?

When Two Words Collide: Car “Crash” Or Car “Accident”?

Words, and how they’re used, are important. The more we use words or phrases in certain ways, the more we become accustomed to that usage, making it seem “normal.” In cases of collisions involving motor vehicles, the phrase “car accident” or “traffic accident” has typically been used. For decades, we have been wired to use […]

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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Negligence, Auto Safety

Is Snapchat’s “Speed-Capturing” Filter Contributing To Auto Accidents?

Is Snapchat’s “Speed-Capturing” Filter Contributing To Auto Accidents?

On the night of September 10, 2015, 18-year-old Christal McGee was taking friends home in her father’s white Mercedes-Benz C230. While driving, she allegedly opened the Snapchat app on her smart phone so she could use its “speed-capturing” filter to post a photo of her driving at a high rate of speed. As McGee purportedly […]

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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Negligence, Auto Safety

Quick-Thinking Eyewitness Helps Injured Pedestrian Get $1M Settlement

Quick-Thinking Eyewitness Helps Injured Pedestrian Get $1M Settlement

In November 2011, a 19-year-old pedestrian’s life was changed forever when she was hit by a pickup truck while crossing 15 Mile Road in Clinton Township. The violent impact caused her to sustain life-threatening injuries, including traumatic brain injury and spine fractures, among others. To make matters worse, the pickup-truck driver did not slow down […]

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Posted in: Auto Negligence, Auto No-Fault Insurance, Michigan Pedestrian Law

Pedestrian Deaths Are Surging At An Alarming Rate

Pedestrian Deaths Are Surging At An Alarming Rate

Remember when your mother told you to be careful crossing the street? This advice rings true now more than ever, in light of a new federal report that says pedestrian deaths are increasing nationwide at a startling rate. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration’s (GHSA) “Spotlight on Highway Safety” report, nearly 2,400 pedestrians were killed in the United States during the […]

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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Negligence, Auto Safety, Michigan Pedestrian Law

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