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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…

What to Expect at a Personal Injury Mediation

Potential clients who come to Christensen Law often worry that filing a personal injury claim means going to trial. That’s a myth. The truth is that the majority of personal injury cases resolve through a settlement with an insurance company or through a process known as mediation. Mediation is a…

Guide to Understanding Your Insurance Declaration Page

Your insurance declaration page is a critical part of your auto insurance policy. Typically sent twice a year or whenever your insurance policy gets renewed, the declaration page outlines the coverage that you have in case of an accident. Failing to have the appropriate automobile insurance coverage that you need…

A car accident is never welcome, especially in the middle of winter. The Michigan State Police reports that there were 402 fatalities and 2,699 serious injuries from accidents on snowy, icy, or slushy roads between 2015 and 2019. While winter weather makes driving more difficult, most car accidents are caused…

Truck Snow Driving - Michigan - Christensen Law

Large trucks can be dangerous neighbors on the road on a sunny day. Add snow, ice, and other winter conditions, and the potential for a serious accident jumps 34 percent, according to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Truckers already have several challenges to contend with due to the…

Michigan in Top 10 for Snow-Related Driving Fatalities

Michigan winters are tough, especially for motorists. Researchers recently reported that the state ranks No. 8 for the highest number of snow-related driving fatalities in the nation. According to the report, which relied on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 10 percent of Michigan traffic fatalities…