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Complete Michigan accident reports and news.

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.

In Accident Data Center, find recent Michigan accidents here:

Detroit accidents;

Flint-Saginaw-Bay City accidents;

Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids accidents;

Lansing accidents;

Marquette accidents;

Traverse City-Cadillac accidents.

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.

Legal and Other Resources and Information

MADD-Michigan State Office

If you or a loved one has been affected by drunk driving, MADD is here to help. VICTIM/SURVIVOR 24-Hour Help Line 877.MADD.HELP

Michigan DOT-Department of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT also administers other state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, local public transit services, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF), and others.

MSP-Michigan State Police

Today, the Michigan State Police consists of a modern-day force of law enforcement professionals, using the latest up-to-date training and technology to protect the citizens of Michigan. What was once a cavalry of 300 men now has evolved into one of the leading police agencies of the United States.  

Michigan 511 - Road conditions

Michigan residents are undoubtedly familiar with the 911 and 411 telephone services. But probably most don't know about the useful 511 traffic-information service being unrolled throughout the country, as it is not yet active in the state.

Michigan Courts

Michigan Courts: One Court of Justice. Information and resources for the general public, legal community, media and news, and judges and court staff. 

University of Michigan Pro Bono Program

University of MIchigan's Voluntary Pro Bono Pledge asks JD students to complete 50 hours (LLMs must complete 25 hours) of pro bono service, defined as legal work on behalf of persons of limited means. Whether you are headed to a firm or into public service, pro bono work is for everyone. 

Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School

An independent, private, non-profit educational institution affiliated with Western Michigan University. The Law School, as an independent institution, is solely responsible for its academic program. Accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. 

Michigan Law - University of Michigan

For almost two decades, Michigan's Legal Practice Program has been molding small classes of 25 or fewer 1Ls into excellent legal researchers and writers. Full-time faculty with many years of experience as practitioners, rather than fellow students or recent graduates, will meet with you one-on-one over the course of your first year to give meaningful, repeated, consistent feedback on your work. As a result, employers regularly report that Michigan students reliably deliver high-quality research and drafting in their first summer jobs, performing as well as or better than 2Ls and recent grads from other schools. Want specialized expertise? Michigan offers upper-level writing courses in transactional drafting, negotiation, appellate practice, bankruptcy, dispute resolution, and securities regulation; most schools offer no upper-level writing instruction at all.

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