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Michigan - Land of the Great Lakes, endless freshwater coastline, and economic opportunity
Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas, The Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula which are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The state is bound by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. There are more than 1,300 public boating access sites and 80 harbors and marinas throughout the State of Michigan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources website gives you the ability to locate and map boating access sites, harbors, and marinas. Though Michigan has come to develop a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, being home to the country's three major automobile companies headquartered within the Detroit metropolitan area.
Michigan's climate can contribute to accidents in the region
The Great Lakes cool the hot winds of summer and warm the cold winds of winter, giving Michigan a more moderate and somewhat moister climate than some other states in the region. Although the Upper Peninsula is cooler, the temperature ranges in Michigan’s far northern and far southern cities do not differ wildly. In the far north January high temperatures are usually in the low 20s F, while low temperatures hover near 5 °F; in July temperatures rise into the mid-70s F and go into the low 50s F daily.
Major roadways in Michigan
Interstate 69 is a part of the Interstate Highway System that will eventually run from the Mexican border in Texas to the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan. Interstate 75 (I-75) is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Miami, Florida, to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Interstate 94 (I-94) is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Billings, Montana, to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Interstate 96 (I-96) is an Interstate Highway that runs for approximately 192 miles (309 km) entirely within the state of Michigan.
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When someone is injured in an accident in Michigan, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Michigan
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Michigan, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Michigan personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.