A Review: Michigan Personal Injury Laws & Statutory Rules

In Michigan, you have three years to file your case before time begins to work against you. Typically, the time limit, or statute of limitations, begins on the date of your accident. If your injuries from the accident don't become immediately apparent, the statute of limitations for your particular case may begin on the date you discovered your injury. Injury claims against a government agency must be filed within six months; however, if the claim involves a defective highway or public building, … [Read more...]

Concerns Rise as Michigan Approves New 75mph Speed Limit

Michigan drivers love their expressways, whether heading Up North, commuting to work, or cruising to a concert in Detroit. In a response to traffic patterns, Michigan has approved a speed limit increase from 70mph to 75mph on 600 miles of interstate highways in rural areas, and an increase from 55mph to as high as 65mph for 900 miles of trunk line highways. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) conducted traffic and safety studies to identify … [Read more...]

Michigan Leads the Way in Driverless Car Laws

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made history when he signed the nation's first driverless car bill into law in November 2016. The controversial new law allows autonomous cars to be tested and operated on Michigan roads. Autonomous cars have no steering wheels, brake pedal or accelerator. saying “Michigan put the world on wheels and now we are leading the way in transforming the auto industry. We are becoming the mobility industry, shaped around technology that makes us more aware and safer as … [Read more...]

Head Injuries Soar Following Repeal of Michigan Helmet Law

When the Michigan legislature partially repealed the state's helmet law in 2012, motorcyclists aged 21 or older were free to ride without a helmet as long as they held a valid motorcycle license and had carried the required $20,000 vehicle insurance supplement to provide aid in the event of injury. The law was designed to give greater freedom to motorcyclists and attract out-of-state bikers whose home states did not enact universal helmet laws. Within the first year following the change to the … [Read more...]

Hunting Safety: For Hunters and Non-Hunters

During firearm deer hunting season and throughout the sporting year, the key to hunting and outdoor safety is awareness. Knowing what conditions you may encounter, what equipment you need, and having an understanding of where hunting is allowed before you head out will go a great distance toward ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are some useful tips for making your next wilderness hike or  hunting trip the safest and most fulfilling yet. Safety for Hunters Treat Every Firearm Like … [Read more...]

Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys: No Fees or Expenses Unless You Win

No Fees Unless You Win Personal injury attorneys help people who have become the victims of an injury or accident that is caused by someone else’s mistake. Injuries can be in the form of physical or emotional and be the result of medical errors, car, truck or motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, product defects, work place injuries and nursing home neglect. At Bailey-Quick Law we understand the laws relating to personal injury and are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Recalls for August 2016 from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

As new products enter the American consumer market, agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission receive and investigate reports of manufactured goods failing, sometimes causing extensive injury and property damage. When products do not meet governmental safety standards, whether discovered by consumers or reported by the manufacturer, recalls are issued so consumers can return or repair faulty items and prevent harm. In August 2016, more than 40 products were recalled, ranging from … [Read more...]

Bailey-Quick Law Now Offers Personal Injury Legal Services

When you or a family member has been injured, the immediate focus is often on getting necessary medical attention as quickly as possible.  When the focus begins to shift to prognosis and possible outcomes, consider looking for a personal injury attorney. Even if you don’t think your injury is serious enough to warrant seeking counsel, any reputable personal injury will offer a free consultation as an initial analysis of your case.  Attorneys who specialize in personal injury law have an in-depth … [Read more...]

Fireworks Law in Michigan and How to Stay Safe

Since the passage of the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act in 2011, residents have enjoyed buying and lighting a more exciting array of consumer-grade fireworks. Before the act, Michiganders were limited to purchasing novelties, cone or cylindrical fountains and ground or handheld sparklers. According to the Bureau of Fire Services, the ban has been lifted on roman candles, missile-type rockets, single or reloadable shell devices, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and aerials. While the law allows the … [Read more...]

Avoid These Common Mistakes Made During a Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but avoiding the common pitfalls that can make a bad situation worse, will save you time, money and frustration. Thinking with your heart instead of your head: Letting your emotions get the best of you during your divorce can carry heavy consequences. Sentimental attachments to marital assets like the family home can cloud your judgment and leave you with an obligation you can’t really afford in the long run. Fighting with your spouse or responding angrily to a … [Read more...]