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Page Graves

2016-2017 No-Fault Year in Review

[Annually, Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C.’s law partner, L. Page Graves, is a featured speaker at the joint State Bar of Michigan’s and Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Upper Michigan Legal Institute where he reviews and discusses the latest appellate […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Preparing for a Holiday Road Trip? Don’t Skip Out On Sleep!

It’s a well known fact that severely sleep-deprived drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a crash, but what is less well known is how getting just two hours less than the recommended seven to eight hours […]

Chris Nace

Thanksgiving Signals the Start of a Month-Long DUI Campaign

For many of us, the traditional four-day weekend that celebrates Thanksgiving in the U.S. brings about more than turkey leftovers, football watching and afternoon naps. It’s also when many states begin a long-running campaign to halt the practice of holiday […]

Tatum O’Brien

Why Carry More Auto Insurance Than the Limits?

In North Dakota, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage equal to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Why should you consider carrying more? When a crash is […]

Edwin Booth

Motorcyclist Killed in Vienna VA Accident

A 55 year-old man riding a motorcycle in Vienna, Virginia near Washington, DC died on October 18 in a multi-vehicle crash on Leesburg Pike. The fatal motorcycle wreck happened near the Towlston Rd. intersection.    According to the responding police officers, […]

Randy Appleton

Teen in Florida Delivers Tragic Message on Motorcycle Safety

Florida has one of the highest number of motorcycle riders, and also one of the highest motorcycle fatality rates. Everyone who ride a motorcycle there is taught in classes to always keep a close eye on other drivers around them. […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Traffic Construction Zone Safety for Both Drivers and Workers

Illinois has seen a rise this year in construction zone injuries and deaths. This increase has been for both drivers travelling through a construction zone and the construction workers performing work in that zone. Just this spring, Chicago saw two […]

Craig Kelley

Unsecured Loads Especially Dangerous for Motorcyclists

Secure those loads out on the roads to avoid a scary scenario like shown in the video here.  In Minnesota, on Interstate 94, an unsecured load became unsecured, causing it to fly off a sports utility vehicle to strike a […]

Rick Shapiro

Driver Comes Forward After Unsecured Load Causes Motorcycle Wreck

The Minnesota State Patrol stated this week that the driver whose unsecured load caused a motorcyclist to wreck on I-94 near Lake Elmo in Minnesota came forward and is cooperating with police. The MN state patrol reported that the driver, […]

Craig Kelley

Motorcyle Crashes Increase in Warm Weather

Nebraskans, along with people all over the country, are seeing a rise in headlines about motorcycle crashes as the warm weather increases motorcycle traffic out on the highways and byways.  In Nebraska a motorcyclist was killed, and passenger possibly killed […]