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The IME and insurance company abuse in Michigan continues…

December 29, 2010 by Steven M. Gursten

Reader shares story about being told nothing is wrong – despite serious spinal injury from truck accident – and having his No-Fault benefits stopped

I recently received yet another comment from a reader who has been mistreated by his auto insurance company following a truck accident. As an attorney who deals with auto insurance companies on a daily basis, I’m all too familiar with the tactics and tricks they use to avoid responsibility for providing the insurance benefits they’re legally obligated to pay. But I don’t need to go into detail. Take a look below. “Pete’s” experience speaks for itself.

“I was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign and destroyed me in August 2009. I knew something was seriously wrong, so my family doctor sent me for an MRI, which amazingly came back normal in one day. I knew that he was (still) wrong, so I found a pain management doctor and he sent me for a second MRI. It was better, but didn’t really compare to when the surgeon opened me up a year (YES A YEAR) later. A mess fractured vertebrae, blown disc, six damaged nerves, fusion of my lower three vertebras with titanium; so yes this has been the worst thing we have ever been through.

But it gets better. The truck hit me before I got my 90 days at my new great job (I just got a letter this week that I am losing my job this month, but don’t worry they stopped paying me in July). I also paid extra for 100 percent pay and excess medical from Auto Owners, but they sent me to their scumbag Medicolegal, which amazingly didn’t take x-rays and saw me for 10 minutes. A couple days later, they said I was normal and should return to work. BULL&*%$!!! I can only sit for 30 minutes max then have to lay down. My life absolutely sucks and I blame it all on Auto-Owners and Medicolegal for ruining my families lives. I would like to meet the CEO of Auto Owners and ask him a couple of questions. P.S. I will never stop till I get everything I deserve.”

Pete was responding to a blog I wrote about Michigan’s 10 worst auto insurance companies.

Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers in serious car and truck accident injury cases and auto insurance No-Fault litigation. He frequently writes about insurance company abuse and is available for comment.

Related information:

Help! My insurance company is sending me to Dr. John Baker for an IME!

How insurance company IME doctors are ruining Michigan’s No-Fault system

What to expect from your insurance claims adjuster after a car accident

Michigan Auto Law is the largest law firm exclusively handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state. We have helped countless personal injury victims recover all of the No-Fault insurance benefits they’re entitled to, and we can do the same for you. Call (248) 353-7575 for a free consultation with an insurance attorney.

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