The word from the legal world

Michigan No-Fault Insurance Law

Big Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance

Starting July 1, 2020, Michigan motorists will enjoy a significant cost savings when it comes to auto insurance, especially motorists who choose to stop buying the lifetime, no-fault medical benefits that are presently mandatory. Nevertheless, every driver must be prepared to make critical decisions regarding […]

Car accidents during coronoavirus

Coronavirus Doesn’t Stop Michigan Car Crashes

Do a Google search for car crashes in the Detroit area during coronavirus and plenty of results will appear. Fatal car accidents. Drunk driving car crashes. They may not seem to be directly related to COVID-19, but they could be. Let’s look at all the […]

distracted driving

Can Cell Phone Detection Cameras Stop Distracted Driving Car Accidents?

In December, the world’s first cell phone detection cameras were rolled out in Australia. The goal: To catch drivers using their cell phones while driving. If the same technology were in place in the United States – and, let’s face it, that probably isn’t far […]

car accidents are crashes

Why Car Accidents Are Really Car Crashes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) now urges people to call traffic collisions “crashes” instead of “accidents.” By definition, the word accident implies that there is nothing that can be done to prevent a car crash – as it turns out, however, there are plenty […]

prevent drunk driving

7 Ways to Prevent Drugged and Drunk Driving

There were 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving crashes in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2017, 29% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities were caused by drunk driving, where 220 of the victims were children age 14 and under. December is National […]

blackout-wednesday-drunk-driving-car-accident-femminineo-attorneys-michigan

The Threat of Drunk Driving Car Accidents on Blackout Wednesday

Perhaps in homage to Black Friday as the day after Thanksgiving, the day before Turkey Day has earned the nickname of Blackout Wednesday. One of its other monikers further clarifies the name: Drinksgiving. It’s the night when college kids come home and reconnect with friends, […]

car accidents and daylight savings time

Car Crash Risk Increases with the End of Daylight Saving Time

It’s dark, it’s cozy in your bed, the last thing you want is to emerge from your cocoon to start a cold, Michigan fall day. Sunday, November 3, however, is the end of daylight saving time for the year. “Falling back” gives you that extra […]

distracted driver

7 Big Mistakes Motorists Make in the Car

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you don’t think about whether you’re a good driver, but you have every intention of traveling to your destination as safely as possible so you can avoid a car accident. However, there are plenty of bad […]

avoid pedestrian accidents

6 Back-to-School Safety Reminders for Drivers

The summer months make it easier for motorists and commuters to get where they’re going. Why? No school buses and fewer child pedestrians, for starters. Drivers are in danger of getting lazy about going through school zones and must reacclimate to lower speed limits and […]

teen drivers

The Scary Stats About Teen Drivers and Car Accidents

Parents look forward to hanging up their chauffeur’s hat when their teen earns their driver’s license, but they also dread the idea of setting their teen loose on the road. Teens look forward to getting their license. They see themselves as infallible and immortal and […]

motorcycle safety

5 Safety Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle drivers are entitled to all the same rights as other motor vehicles on the road. Motorcycle operators are also expected to follow the same rules of the road. Some motorcyclists and motorists, unfortunately, put themselves in danger by ignoring common sense when it comes […]

distracted driving awareness

The Constant Demand for Distracted Driving Awareness

As April ends, so too does Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but every month and every day is an opportunity to increase awareness of distracted driving – and change your habits to be a safer Michigan driver. Distracted driving has become an epidemic that kills at […]

road rage and bike accidents

5 Ways to Avoid Road Rage to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

When you’re trying to be a conscientious driver, it’s easy to get frustrated with bicyclists who seem to be taking over the road. In fact, some motorists develop serious and immediate road rage when a bicycle rider is on their path. The thing is, bicyclists […]

pedestrian deaths

Danger on Foot: Pedestrian Deaths at an All-Time High

Walking has never been the safest way to get from one place to another. Now, new findings from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) show that pedestrians are in greater danger than ever before. 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in nearly 30 years, […]

tricks used by insurance companies

Tricks Insurance Companies Use After a Car Accident

After a car accident, you’re thinking about physical injuries, damage to your vehicle, and who’s at fault. You’re dealing with a police report, the other driver, and your insurance company. You just want to feel like someone is on your side, even when you know […]

avoid slip and fall accidents

4 Things to Know About Michigan Slip and Fall Accidents in Winter

Michigan is no stranger to snow and ice and all the dangers that come with them. While the potential for a Michigan auto accident should be on every motorist’s mind this time of year, slip-and-fall accidents are just as likely. If you have fallen because […]

new year's eve car accidents

Why New Year’s Eve Is So Dangerous in Michigan

People in Michigan celebrate New Year’s Eve just like everyone else – with parties and dinners and drinks to toast the turning of the calendar. Unlike many parts of the country, however, Michigan is unique for its relentless winter climate. Combining the perils of NYE […]

avoid winter car accidents

7 Ways to Avoid a Michigan Car Accident This Winter

Michigan residents are no stranger to snow and ice. That doesn’t mean, however, that every motorist is adept at driving in bad weather. Taking preventive measures to safeguard your vehicle and reminding yourself of the best moves to make in unexpected weather situations can go […]

teen driver safety

4 Rules to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe on Halloween

Teens want to roam free most of the time, and they may think they can get away with just a little more on Halloween when they’re kind of “expected” to be tricksters. The rules shouldn’t be lax just because it’s October 31. In fact, this […]

safe tailgating tips

Michigan Personal Injury Goes Hand-in-Hand with Football Tailgating

With September comes football and tailgating is part of the celebration for hardcore revelers. You grill and have a few beers in the parking lot before heading into the stadium. You meet at a bar and drink and eat while watching with fellow fans. You […]

labor day car accident

Protect Your Teen Driver from a Labor Day Car Accident

Labor Day caps the end of the 100 Deadliest Days for driving, particularly for teen drivers. From the end of May through the end of August, teens are afforded freedom from school. While they may have jobs and other responsibilities, they have far more time […]

car accidents in Michigan

Move Over: Keep Yourself and Others Safe from Michigan Car Accidents

What do you do when you see an accident on the side of the road or a car pulled over for speeding? Do you slow down to gawk, do you speed on by? Most of all, do you steer clear of the situation? Michigan State […]

auto accident settlement

David Femminineo Secures $1.4 Million Settlement for Auto Accident Victim

On 24 Mile Road in Michigan, a construction company was pumping water out of a sewer and onto the road during a construction project in November 2015. Part of doing a thorough and safe job such as this, however, is paying close attention to the […]

bike accident lawsuit

3 Things to Know About Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawsuits

Bicyclists have the right to be on Michigan roads, just like cars and trucks. A bicycle accident between a bike rider and motor vehicle, however, is not uncommon. Motorists do not always share the road, and not all cyclists observe the law. This disregard for […]

distracted driving awareness

#JustDrive: Multitasking Makes You a Distracted Driver

Would you read a book while driving a car? Never, right? You need your hands to hold the book, your eyes to read the page, your mind to comprehend what you’re reading. It’s just not possible. Now, would you read something on your cell phone […]

safe driving for seniors

Prevent Car Accidents with Safe Driving Options for Seniors

When you reach a certain age, your body changes whether you like it or not. Seniors find themselves challenged in ways they never anticipated, including when they’re behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Safe driving skills are essential for every licensed driver, but crash […]

potholes and car accidents

Car Accident in Michigan: The Problem with Potholes

Winter is not kind to Michigan roads. Potholes pepper the highways and, whether large or small, they can do serious damage to vehicles. Far more concerning, however, is when potholes cause car accidents. It’s one thing to worry about destroying your tires, but hitting a […]

mistakes that cause accidents

5 Common Driving Mistakes That Cause Auto Accidents

Every licensed driver is guilty of occasionally being a bad driver. The goal, of course, is to be alert and engaged with the task at hand every time you get behind the wheel. Distractions, unfortunately, are everywhere. Bad behaviors developed over the years can be […]

safe driving resolutions

Resolutions for Michigan Drivers in 2018

Along with your resolutions to exercise more, eat better, and become a better you, set a very reachable goal: Become a better, smarter, safer driver. You don’t have to do much to improve your performance as a driver on Michigan highways (or to help improve […]

blackout wednesday

Be Smart on Blackout Wednesday: Avoid Causing a Car Accident

Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest drinking night of the year. Young adults are home from college, families have landed, and reunions at bars abound. Unfortunately, where alcohol is involved, so are car accidents. As a result, the day before Thanksgiving has earned the nickname of […]

Hire the best personal injury lawyers in Michigan

Femminineo Law, PLLC is Michigan’s finest personal injury firm. He has succeeded in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of highway accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, and for wrongful death matters throughout the State of Michigan.

Scroll to Top