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Riding Without A Motorcycle Helmet: What Are The Costs?

Riding Without A Motorcycle Helmet: What Are The Costs?

The repeal of the Michigan motorcycle helmet law in 2012 is having an impact on the number of crash fatalities, as well as the severity of injuries being treated at hospitals, according to a study. The Michigan State Police reported that 138 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2015.  This is the highest number of […]

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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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Michigan Traffic Accident Deaths Spiked In 2015

Michigan Traffic Accident Deaths Spiked In 2015

On the heels of a downward trend in recent years, Michigan traffic accident deaths jumped 10 percent in 2015 — with a whopping 57 percent spike in fatalities involving bicyclists. In 2015, there were 963 traffic-accident deaths on the state’s roadways, up from 876 in 2014, according to new information released by the Michigan State […]

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Posted in: Auto Accident Safety, Auto Safety, Michigan Auto Law, Michigan Bicycle Law, Michigan Bicycle Safety, Michigan Motorcycle Accident, Michigan Motorcycle Law, Michigan Motorcycle Safety, Michigan Pedestrian Law, Semi-Truck Accidents, Semi-Truck Safety

Insurance Company’s “Helmetless Motorcyclist” Defense Is Rejected

Insurance Company’s “Helmetless Motorcyclist” Defense Is Rejected

An uninsured motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet at the time of his fatal accident was not precluded from recovering no-fault insurance benefits, according to the Michigan Court of Appeals. In Estate of Swick v Farm Bureau Ins Co (unpublished opinion, 4/26/2016), Jack Swick was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with […]

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Posted in: Auto No-Fault Insurance, Michigan Auto Law, Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Motorcycle Accident, Michigan Motorcycle Law, Michigan No-Fault Act, No-Fault Benefits

Local Ride Brings Lansing Motorcyclists Together

Local Ride Brings Lansing Motorcyclists Together

UAW Local 652 is holding its 15th annual Lansing motorcycle ride, the “Pride Ride” On Friday, May 15, 2015, the UAW Local 652 is hosting its 15th annual Lansing motorcycle ride, the “Pride Ride.”  Held during Michigan’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the goal of the Pride Ride is to promote motorcycle safety and awareness, encouraging […]

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Posted in: Auto No-Fault Insurance, Firm News, Lansing, Michigan, Michigan Motorcycle Law, Michigan Motorcycle Safety

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