The Elia & Ponto Law Firm
At Michigan car accident lawyer, we comprehend the devastation an injury can carry the accident sufferer and their family. Our firm is ready to help victims of car accidents, semi-truck accidents, and motorcycle collisions and Michigan pedestrian accident as well as those who need help with Michigan social security disability. Contact our Michigan car accident lawyer today!
February 12, 2019
On February 5, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its Opinion in Guntzviller v City of Detroit, which reaffirms that in order for an individual to qualify for No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits, one’s injuries must arise out of “the ownership, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle” pursuant to MCL 500.3105(1). In Guntziller, the plaintiff was attempting to enter a City of Detroit bus when the bus driver recognized her a person “who previously had harassed other passengers on the bus.” The bus driver then closed the door in an attempt to prevent the plaintiff from boarding the bus. While the bus was stopped, a physical altercation ensued, and the plaintiff alleged to have sustained bodily injury as a result.
January 21, 2019
Wrecks of motor vehicles continue to be a leading cause of injury and even death for drivers between 16 and 19 years of age. These young adults face a likelihood to suffer a fatal crash three times more than drivers 20 years old and older.
December 11, 2018
A key element behind vehicle safety is the proper use of seatbelts by all passengers. Unfortunately, it is sometimes assumed that seatbelts are not necessary when a passenger is sitting in the back seat of a vehicle.
December 4, 2018
No-Fault Coverage in Out-Of-State Car Accidents for Michigan Residents can be tricky to understand, a Michigan car accident lawyer at our firm can help you. Car accidents can happen at any time and any place due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, unfamiliarity with roads or other distractions. The unpredictability of accidents increases the probability of occurrence while driving out of state for business, vacation or personal errands.
November 27, 2018
Drunk drivers are a common cause of accidents across the globe. Most countries have a zero tolerance for drunken driving accidents with tough legal consequences for the perpetrators. In Michigan, approximately 26.9% of all accidents are caused by drunk drivers with 32% of these being under 21 years of age.