Imagine a world without traffic accidents. At the moment, it is virtually unthinkable. One of the problems of attempting to convince people that more should be done to prevent truck and car accidents is that they are so common. While the local Detroit television news may lead with an occasional story of a car accident, it is typically only when the crash is particularly horrific or snarls traffic for a long period.
When a pet dog or other domesticated animal injures a Michigan resident, the pet’s owner may be financially responsible for the victim’s injuries. In Flint, the owner may soon be criminally liable as well.
Many car accidents are horribly violent. If you do not deal with these types of emergencies on a regular basis, you may underestimate the amount of damage such an accident can produce. If you drive a larger car, pickup truck or SUV, you may think that the sheer mass of the vehicle will protect you in the event of a collision with another vehicle.
Most people understand the reason behind traffic laws. We have speed limits, stop signs and drunk driving laws in order to keep the roads as safe as possible. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that following these laws is necessary. But when people break the rules, it often comes at the expense of others.
An officer was among responders reporting to an accident site. Unfortunately, the vehicle of the responders was crashed into by a big-rig driver who was said to have been distracted at the time that the accident occurred and this resulted in the officer being killed.
Michigan residents often hear about the dangerous driving habits of teenage drivers. While inexperienced, young drivers are somewhat prone to being involved in car accidents, federal traffic officials are beginning to focus on older drivers.
It seems like most Michigan residents have strong opinions on pit bulls - they either love them or hate them. What everyone can agree on is that any dog that is improperly trained or handled by its owner can cause serious injuries. There are many pit bulls that are poorly handled by their owners, and they can be very dangerous when they are poorly trained. There is no getting around it - pit bulls have a certain degree of danger associated with them.
By this time next week, it is going to feel like winter here in Michigan. While weather forecasters do not seem to have a clear picture of exactly what to expect quite yet, a winter storm should hit the state early next week. While it has not been reported that it will be a major blizzard, it is likely going to be the first significant snowfall across state this winter. As the storm moves out of the state on Tuesday, it will make way for the bitter cold to hit.
Although Michigan law requires all motorists to carry liability insurance, the unfortunate reality is that a number of drivers out there on the roads are uninsured. Of course, these drivers are not immune from getting into car accidents, and when they are involved in crashes it can be very difficult for injured victims to obtain the compensation they need.
The man responsible for tipping a hayride wagon in suburban Detroit last week has now been charged with reckless driving. Nine passengers were injured when the hayride tipped, and they were all sent to hospitals from the scene at Camp Dearborn, according to a news report.