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Category: Car Accidents

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What Happens if You Leave the Scene of a Car Accident?

Leaving the scene of an accident can carry severe penalties, especially if anyone is injured in the incident. Severe injuries can change misdemeanor charges into felony charges. When it comes to dealing with such situations, consulting with the team at Goodman Acker would be to your benefit. Learn more about charges, penalties, insurance implications, and other key […]

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Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

Insurance companies are supposed to protect your finances in the event of an accident or injury, but they don’t always support your best interests the way they should. Insurance providers are keen to minimize payouts and protect their own bottom line. It’s often a struggle to get the settlement you deserve. As an individual, you […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media After a Car Accident

The world of social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. These popular media platforms are such a common part of daily life that most of us don’t think twice about what we post. From check-ins and reviews, to photos and updates about our daily lives, these means of […]

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First vs. Third Party Insurance Claims: What are the Differences?

Being injured in an automobile accident can cause months – if not years – of pain, suffering, and loss of income. Several steps should be made after an accident, including working with insurance companies. What you may not realize, though, is that there might be more than one type of insurance you’ll be dealing with […]

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Goodman Acker Proved Fault in Car Accident Claim Despite Police Report

Image via Adobe Stock by Nomad_Soul. The police report for our client said he was at fault. Goodman Acker proved different and won. After a 9-year old boy was struck by a Jeep while he was crossing the street as his mother watched from her porch, police accused the 9-year-old of running out into the […]

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What Damages Can Be Recovered in an Underinsured Motorist Claim in Michigan?

Not all auto insurance policies are created equally. Motorists may elect to carry minimum personal injury liability coverage that’s woefully inadequate if a serious accident happens. This is where underinsured motorist coverage steps in. Michigan underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage may be the only option to recover losses. If you have UIM coverage, your own insurance […]

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Can You Go to Jail for Accidentally Hitting Someone With Your Car?

Many motorists in the US are involved in motor vehicle accidents every year. While most are vehicle to vehicle accidents, the number of those involved in car-pedestrian accidents is troubling. Driving is a huge responsibility that should be done carefully to avoid causing injury or death to pedestrians. If you hit someone, the consequences can […]

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How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

Determining fault in a Michigan auto accident is not always as straightforward as you might assume. Assigning liability can be more challenging when there are more than two vehicles involved in the accident. Every collision is different, and determining fault requires a thorough investigation and sometimes the use of experts. If you or a loved […]

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Will I See Savings on My Car Insurance Bill Under the New Michigan No-Fault Law?

As you probably know by now, Michigan has recently undergone a massive change in the way auto insurance works. You must now choose from one of the following protection levels to receive no-fault medical benefits for your auto insurance policy issued or renewed after July 1, 2020: $50,000 in medical coverage $250,000 in medical coverage $500,000 in […]

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