Year: 2017

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The Michigan winter is in full swing, and that means everyone on the road can expect trouble in the months ahead. Rain and snow reduce visibility and make surfaces slick, which limits drivers’ ability to control their vehicles and increases braking distances. With vehicles forced to move more slowly for…

Two car loads of children on their way to school got into a crash recently, sending seven passengers under the age of fifteen to the hospital. Most of the injuries were minor, but the December 6 crash highlights a risk that was much publicized several years back but seems to…

Drinking and driving should never mix, but it appears that alcohol was a factor in a crash in Monroe County that left two people dead and sent four others to the hospital with various injuries. The crash, last Monday afternoon (December 4), happened on Telegraph Road (U.S. 24) near West Stein Road in La…

Friends and fans experienced a scary moment in late September when University of Michigan starting quarterback Wilton Speight was sacked hard by two Purdue defenders and wasn’t immediately able to get up. It was later revealed that he’d suffered a spine injury—three fractured vertebrae—and was not cleared to return to the team, even…

Traffic was snarled in downtown Detroit for an hour or two earlier this month when a car was hit by a DDOT bus and then pushed into a QLine streetcar. The car took significant rear-end damage, while the bus received only minor damage near the front door. The QLine was barely…

Abuse of children, whether physical, sexual, or psychological, is a problem that affects countless families every year. The fallout from abuse of any kind can stay with a child for the rest of his or her life. Parents often teach their children to be wary of strangers, but the perpetrator is…

Michigan is one of nineteen states that use a full or modified no-fault insurance system. In simple terms,  that means all insured drivers receive benefits for any injuries they cause or receive in a car accident, as well as property damage they cause (coverage for damage caused by a driver to his…

We are proud to announce that our office has expanded—and in the most eye-appealing way, too! Christensen Law worked with ISCG to create a visually stunning and tasteful interior design that is a true pleasure to work in. ISCG is a local women-owned design firm that actually started out headquartered in a…

It felt like déjà vu last week when a semi-truck crashed in the westbound lanes of I-696 in Southfield and shut down the highway. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23, leaving debris on both sides of the median and causing diversions onto local roads that tangled up late…

Michigan’s system of no-fault car insurance was designed so that when people are in an accident the damage to their vehicle and their medical expenses will be covered (with limitations, based on the value of the policy). This system also allows victims to sue for non-economic damages, what most people might…