Car Accident

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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…

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…

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….

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…

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…