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    • The Posted Speed Is Not Necessarily The Safe & Prudent Speed

      The Posted Speed Is Not Necessarily The Safe & Prudent Speed

      It is striking to both see first-hand and then also hear a witness defensively testify that he was “driving the posted speed limit”, albeit in poor weather conditions, poor light (e.g., nighttime driving) or even around a curve on a road.  The […]

    • Driving Too Fast For Conditions

      Driving Too Fast For Conditions

      The posted speed limit applies to perfect driving conditions (e.g., lighting, weather and traffic flow).  It is the maximum speed allowed in that perfect driving context.  When less than optimum conditions are present (e.g., reduced light/vision, wet roads or congested traffic), […]

    • Michigan Storm Damage & Home Owner’s Insurance Claims

      Michigan Storm Damage & Home Owner’s Insurance Claims

      The storm that blew through NW MI last August 2, 2015, left a trail of property damage for many.   And with that, many property owners are looking to their homeowners’ insurers for help but are being surprised by unwelcome news.  First, […]

    • Avoiding Dangerous Chainsaw Accidents

      Avoiding Dangerous Chainsaw Accidents

      Since last week’s major storm up in Northern Michigan, tree clean-up is the task at hand for a great many of residents.  Obviously, caution is paramount when operating a chainsaw.  Kickback is the most common and seriously harmful consequence of either inexperienced […]

    • Pedestrians Have The Right-Of-Way

      Pedestrians Have The Right-Of-Way

      Up here in northern Michigan, our local community shopping districts are bustling with tourists.  Multiple designated pedestrian cross-walks and roadway yield-signs are displayed throughout our local harbor villages and cities.  Like it or not, pedestrians have the right-of-way and every motorist must stop […]

    • Jeep Recall & Driverless Vehicles

      Jeep Recall & Driverless Vehicles

      Needless to say, the recent news about the operation of motor vehicles being (or capable of) hacked by outside sources is deeply disturbing.  Fiat-Chrysler just announced its recall of 1.4 Million vehicles after reported hacking disrupted the driving of at least one reported […]

    • Golf Cart Agreements

      Golf Cart Agreements

      So you and your pals have driven to northern Michigan to play a round of golf at one of its many, beautiful golf courses.  You get to the starter shack at the first tee box and the person takes down […]

    • Festivals & Vendor Tents

      Festivals & Vendor Tents

      It is that time of the summer season up here in northern Michigan where festivals are in full swing.  With that come corporate sponsors and vendors setting up their promotional tents for the designed purpose to engage potential customers.  Vendor tents […]

    • Fireworks

      Fireworks

      It is that joyous, patriotic celebratory time of the summer when we gather together and watch municipal firework shows.  The calendar of fireworks shows is considerable when you consider they will take place in so many of our beautiful communities here […]

    • Keeping Dogs on a Leash

      Keeping Dogs on a Leash

      Up here in northern Michigan, we are blessed with so many trails, walkways and places to walk, hike, bike or recreate.  And to many, dogs are equally part of that cherished family activity.  For everyone’s benefit and safety using the […]