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Who covers a work-related car accident?

If you drive a car for work, or you run an errand for your employer, in Michigan and you are in a car accident, who pays for the expenses? It depends on a variety of factors, such as who the at-fault party is and if the company owns the vehicle. If you experience injuries due to the accident, you may receive compensation in a number of ways. 

Auto accidents and vacation plans

When a motor vehicle collision occurs, it can throw a victim’s life off in all sorts of ways. They may have to miss out on work because they were hurt in the wreck, or they could have a hard time with hospital expenses or feel very depressed. There are many other ways in which lives are shattered as a result of auto accidents and some of the other crash-related consequences should not be overlooked. For example, someone who may have been planning a vacation may be forced to cancel their plans after a wreck.

Teen drivers and auto accident risks

For young drivers, there may be many different challenges that surface on a daily basis. Issues at school or work can be very stressful, as well as various social situations that can create problems (including peer pressure to drink, etc.). These factors, along with other hurdles such as inexperience on the road, can lead to a higher chance of a motor vehicle wreck. Unfortunately, many teens have lost their lives in traffic accidents or sustained serious injuries. Moreover, the accidents caused by teen drivers have caused many other people to become hurt or killed on the road.

Keep your child safe while traveling with others

As a parent in Michigan, you know it is the law that your child uses a car seat or other safety seat while riding in your car. However, what if you are riding with a friend or you are taking Uber or a cab? Are you aware of the laws surrounding child safety in these situations? Do you know how to attach a car seat to other vehicles? This information is important to know so you can ensure your child's safety even when you are not the one driving.

Medical conditions that affect driving

There are many different risk factors when it comes to auto accidents, but some are especially concerning. For example, someone who is suffering from a medical condition that could affect their ability to drive should make sure that it is okay for them to be on the road. Unfortunately, some people drive with medical conditions even though doing so is extremely dangerous. For example, someone may struggle with debilitating vertigo, vision problems or they may have seizures, which can significantly increase the probability of a wreck.

Protect yourself from debris on the road

If you are a driver in Michigan, there is a lot to be aware of on the road. Between practicing defensive driving to avoid accidents with other vehicles and driving in inclement weather, you need to be alert at all times. Another thing you need to be on the lookout for is debris that has come off another vehicle. Whether it is blocking the road or is flying through the air, this situation can lead to serious injury or death. Fortunately there are steps you and other drivers can take to avoid these disasters.

Safe driving tips for this holiday season

Family gatherings, Black Friday and trips to grandma's house are common during the holiday season in Michigan. With millions of people on the roadways, there is often heightened congestion and frustration. At the Adler Firm, PLLC, we have experience representing clients who have been in car accidents as a result of distracted or negligent driving.

Pay attention to symptoms after a car accident

Drivers and passengers in Michigan who have been involved in an accident often have to deal with a lot of stuff afterwards. Besides exchanging information with the other drivers involved and filling out an accident report, there is dealing with the insurance company and making arrangements for vehicle repair. If a minor ache or pain is noticed, it is possible the victim will not do anything about it because it may not seem like a big deal. Unfortunately, symptoms sometimes take a little while to show up and, if not taken care of, they can lead to more serious issues. Car accident victims should be aware of these symptoms so they can get the necessary medical help.

How does prescription drug use affect driving?

It is a well-known fact to the majority of drivers in Michigan that driving after drinking alcohol comes with dire consequences. Many of them also realize that driving under the influence of illegal drugs is a terrible idea. However, there is a little more confusion when it comes to driving after taking prescription drugs. Because they are prescribed by a doctor for a specific condition, many do not think twice before getting behind the wheel while under their effects, but doing so can lead to the same consequences as a DUI.

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