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Wallace v. Nance-Bacan: Update on pain and suffering, serious impairment injury threshold

Michigan Court of Appeals opinion: A person’s body function and ability to lead a normal life must only be impacted – not destroyed – to receive pain and suffering damages after a crash

Case impact: This August 2013 case becomes the most recent and most notable in determining exactly what Michigan’s changing “serious impairment of body function” injury threshold will be. It holds: The impact of an objectively manifested impairment of an important body function on an auto accident victim’s ability to lead a normal life need only be affected, not destroyed, to receive pain and suffering damages after a car accident in Michigan.

Take a look at our blog, “Michigan car accident victim with collapsed lunch, fractured ribs will get to a jury trial on pain and suffering injury threshold,” which has more information on Wallace v. Nance-Bacan.

Here’s the official Michigan Court of Appeals opinion on Wallace v. Nance-Bacan.

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