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Traffic Deaths Rose Spiked in 2020

With COVID-19 ravaging the country through much of 2020, Americans were supposed to be on lockdown and driving only for necessities. So why did traffic fatalities increase 4.6 percent in the first nine months of the year when traffic was down? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says people…

Let’s be honest: we’re all probably guilty of distracted walking. The smartphone alone has given Americans no shortage of diversions while walking. But is it contributing to more pedestrian accidents and deaths? The research is unclear. There’s no question that distracted walking is dangerous. The National Safety Council reports that…

Even Small Speed Increases Can Be Deadly

Crashes that occur at high speeds are not the only ones that lead to serious injury and death. Even relatively small increases in speed can prove dangerous and even fatal, according to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Along with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety…

Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause ADHD

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact a person’s daily functioning in many ways. Memory, concentration, speech, motor planning, emotional regulation, and organizational skills can all be disrupted by a brain injury. Even a concussion — the mildest form of TBI — is linked to forgetfulness, confusion, delayed response to…

What to Do After an Auto Accident

The moments after a car accident can be upsetting and disorienting. You may not know what to do or who to call. The following are some recommendations from the attorneys at Christensen Law. Report the Crash Michigan law requires motorists to report collisions when someone is injured, killed, or there…

Michigan recently overhauled its no-fault auto insurance law. For the first time in decades, motorists had new decisions to make about their personal injury protection (PIP) benefits and liability insurance. Understanding the changes is essential so that you know what coverage is available to you if an accident occurs. Michigan’s…

Which States Have the Worst Drivers?

A staggering number of Americans die every year due to poor decision-making by drivers whose actions place themselves and others at risk. Now, a study by Car Insurance Comparison shows which states have the worst drivers — and unfortunately, Michigan motorists did not fare well in all of the categories….

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. The annual campaign, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), aims to raise public consciousness about head injuries and their impact on survivors and their families. Approximately 58,500 people will suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Michigan every year, according…