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Nolan Erickson

Motor Vehicle Recalls: Is Your Car or Truck Safe?

Automakers are in the news again lately for vehicle safety recalls.  General Motors announced this week that 800,000 of its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups may have faulty power steering systems that could cause drivers to lose […]

David Mittleman

Driverless Cars and Trucks; But What is the Law?

Michigan lawmakers have got-off the block earlier and have perhaps the most permissive laws in the country.  Our governor signed four bills that clear a path for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles in December 2016.  Now U.S. House […]

Nolan Erickson

Fatal Traffic Crashes Continue to Climb in Michigan

If you’ve driven past one of the large electronic information signs along a Michigan highway, chances are you’ve noticed a tally of traffic crash deaths.  These displays are part of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Toward Zero Deaths campaign.  […]

Nolan Erickson

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Offers Inexpensive Protection

No one likes to think about being in a motor vehicle crash, but auto accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States.  In Michigan, vehicle owners are required to purchase insurance to help cover the […]

Nolan Erickson

Summer Vacation – Is Your Vehicle Ready for a Road Trip?

School’s out for summer, days are longer, and adventure is calling.  If your family is taking to the roadways this summer to enjoy some leisure time, be sure to spend some time reviewing this summer road trip checklist: Make sure […]

Nolan Erickson

Why Are Auto Fatalities on the Rise?

Over the last decade, auto crash fatalities nationwide had been declining to record-low numbers.  From 2009 to 2014, traffic deaths hovered around 32,000 to 33,000 per year, significantly below the 51,000 deaths per year in 1979 and 1980.  But over […]

David Mittleman

Family Step Down Provisions Allow Auto Insurance Companies to Skimp on Coverage

No one likes to think about the possibility of being responsible for an injury to a family member.  Unfortunately, that scenario is all too common.  A moment of carelessness or a brief lapse in judgment is all it takes.  In […]

David Mittleman

Stay Safe on Two Wheels as Fall Approaches

Even as summer comes to a close, Michigan bicyclists will take this opportunity to bike to school, work, and simply enjoy the cooler weather and the beautiful landscapes.  Bicycling is a pastime enjoyed by many, but recently it has become […]

David Mittleman

Credibility

Last Friday closed the last chapter of volume 31 of my professional career practicing law in the area I love: trial lawyer on the side of injured people.  The recent case I tried with attorney Nolan Erickson assisting me, took […]

David Mittleman

Michigan Drivers Beware

Michigan State Police are planning a “crackdown” on West Michigan freeways. Their target? Left lane drivers now through the end of April, according to a recent Mlive article. “Most violators don’t realize that the left lane is intended for vehicles […]