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    How Commercial Vehicles are Defined & Why It Matters in an Accident

    The definition of a commercial vehicle can be quite broad. For many consumers, the most common picture that comes to mind is an 18-wheeler that weighs tens of thousands of pounds and causes catastrophic damage when it is involved in a commercial truck accident with one or more additional vehicles. Yet a commercial vehicle can mean many things beyond the typical “big rigs.” A commercial vehicle accident can involve big or small cargo vans or buses. Even small sedans in […]

    Ultimate Checklist – What to Do After an Auto Accident in Michigan

    The period after an auto accident in Michigan can be stressful. Besides recovering from physical and mental trauma, you will be dealing with insurers, police, and healthcare providers. All this stress can affect your ability to make the right decisions. Fortunately, the auto accident checklist below will help you think clearly if you ever find yourself in a Michigan auto accident. Contact the Police It is a good idea to call the police, even in a minor fender bender. Under […]

    Whiplash Caused By A Car Accident

    Is my neck pain actually whiplash pain caused by a car accident? If you have been in a car accident in Michigan, chances are you may have experienced some type of whiplash, even if mild, that caused pain in the neck and shoulders area. It is a delayed symptom injury that may not manifest for several days following an accident – or longer. Furthermore, a vehicle does not even have to be traveling at a high rate of speed for […]

    What happens if a friend wrecks my car?

    You always want to be there for a friend or family member when he or she needs your help. That may even include letting a friend borrow your vehicle for an important interview or errand. However, you must be aware of the potential consequences which is why it is important to understand what happens if someone other than you crashes your car. The first thing that comes to mind for Michigan drivers is the question of insurance coverage. For example, […]

    Speeding often plays a vital role in causing Michigan auto accidents

    There is little question that speeding has a direct correlation to increased numbers of auto accidents in the U.S. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), 9,378 people were killed on the road because of speeding. In addition, nearly 17 percent of all traffic crashes in 2017 and 26 percent of all traffic fatalities were caused by speeding, based on data supplied by the Insurance Information Institute. These statistics are why there are speeding laws in place even though they differ from […]

    Lessons Learned from Michigan’s New No-Fault Insurance Law

    Michigan’s New No-Fault Law that went into effect July 1, 2020 is an extensive overhaul to the insurance law that had been in place for many years. It mandates that every vehicle owner in Michigan purchase basic No-Fault coverage. However, the law is very complex and offers many different options for Michigan residents. One of the issues that our firm professionals are seeing is that insurance agents may not be properly explaining what each of the options means to their […]

    Why Reckless and Careless driving statutes impact Road Rage cases in Michigan

    We have all heard horror stories about a seemingly innocent road rage incident that turned violent. Whether you are traveling to work in southeastern Michigan or the local grocery store anywhere in metro Detroit, it is good to know the legal ramifications associated with road rage. It may be surprising to know that Michigan does not have a specific law that defines “road rage.” Yet there are a couple of statutes involving careless driving and reckless driving where someone who […]

    Why a witness statement is critical in the reporting of a Michigan auto accident

    One of the most important things that the attorneys at Kajy Law advise anyone to do in the event of a car accident is to obtain the name and contact information of any witnesses that were on the scene of an auto accident and can provide information that is needed by investigators. In fact, when clients come to us following an auto accident, that is one of the first questions that we ask them – whether they have that information. […]

    A Closer Look at Distracted Driving in Michigan

    Distracted driving occurs when an activity or situation takes the attention away from a person driving a car, truck or motorcycle, putting them at risk for an auto auto accident. It does not have to refer to a self-inflicted mistake or error in judgment, but that is most often how people think of it. Common activities that may cause distracted driving include: using a cell phone for any reason, eating, drinking, applying makeup, using a navigational system, and adjusting the […]

    Buckling Up is important for all Michigan drivers and passengers

    An entire generation of Michiganders has no idea how bitter the battle over the mandatory seat belt law was back in the mid-1980s. After lengthy debates by state legislators in Lansing, the mandatory seat belt law went into effect for all Michigan residents in July 1985. In March 2000, not wearing a seat belt became a primary offense. This means that under the current law, law enforcement officials can pull vehicles over solely for not wearing a seat belt. Drivers […]