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In the past, we have posted information about teen driving safety, and more recently about teens and winter driving. Teaching teens safe driving practices is important. The Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing program for new drivers is an essential part of preparing teens for the road. The program works best when parents and teens are aware of, and abide by, the restrictions imposed on Level 1 and Level 2 drivers.

Best Lawyers has named Barry Conybeare the 2017 Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan). He practices all aspects of personal injury law, including: auto collisions; medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice; product liability; insurance claims; and other injury cases. He is the owner of Conybeare Law Office, P.C. in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The holidays are over, but winter weather is not. Above freezing daytime temperatures with rain can be deceiving, especially for inexperienced teen drivers. As the temperature drops at night, wet roads turn into icy roads and can also lead to black ice in the morning while teen drivers are making their way to school.

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” list has been released, and St. Joseph’s Conybeare Law Office is again a Best Law Firm - Metropolitan Tier 1 - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation for the Kalamazoo Region (Southwest Michigan Region). Conybeare Law Office was initially eligible for selection based on the longtime recognition of Barry Conybeare and Michael Marrs in the “The Best Lawyers in America.”

A basic no-fault insurance policy has state mandated coverage in three parts: personal injury protection, property protection, and residual bodily injury/property damage liability insurance. It does not pay for vehicle repairs, replacement of stolen vehicles, or “mini-tort” liability. Your policy is also limited by the amount of coverage you choose to purchase.

The start of school this week means more teen drivers are on the roads. The attorneys at Conybeare Law Office are far too familiar with car accidents involving teen drivers. We would like to offer insight into where teen drivers go wrong and how parents can educate their teens to be safe drivers. We also want to address common mistakes parents make that put both themselves and their kids at risk when purchasing and insuring cars for their teen drivers.