Have you been injured? you may have a case.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What is the Michigan Mini Tort Law? A podcast guide to getting your car damage repaired

September 27, 2012 by Steven M. Gursten

The question that we always get is, “How do I get my car damage repaired?” This is usually followed with the question, “Mini Tort…What?”

Here’s the good news…you DO NOT need a lawyer to help you make or to help you recover for a mini-tort claim in Michigan.

To explain our mini-tort law, and tell you exactly how to collect your mini tort, Jeff Bussell and Mike Shaffer have created this great podcast all about how to go about getting your car damage fixed after a car accident and how to easily and quickly collect your mini-tort from the other driver’s insurance company.

What is a mini tort?  Under Michigan law, an accident victim could receive up to $500 (now $1,000 after October 1st, 2012), from the insurance company of the driver who causes a vehicle damage from a car accident.  This is called a mini tort claim.

Here’s Jeff and Mike’s podcast about the Michigan mini tort.

Jeff and Mike cover everything you need to know, from how to get your mini tort, to dealing with an insurance company that won’t pay you the mini tort claim, to how the mini tort works  if you were  partially at fault for the car accident.

Remember that as of October 1st,  2012, drivers can obtain up to a maximum of $1,000 under the Michigan mini tort for vehicle damage. To get the maximum, it’s best to call your own auto insurance company and request for your mini tort limit to increase from $500 to $1,000.

Uninsured drivers are no longer  able to  collect the mini tort, even if they were completely innocent and not at fault for the car accident that caused the vehicle damage.

How our pre-lawsuit lawyers can help you

Jeff Bussell and Mike Shaffer are both experienced No-Fault lawyers.  They are part of our  pre-lawsuit team.   During the first few critical months of your case, Jeff and Mike gather all of the necessary information to see if we can settle your case without having to file a lawsuit for you.  Jeff and Mike are ALWAYS here ready to help you, take your phone call, and answer your questions.

During the first few months of your case, your pre-lawsuit attorney is:

  • Gathering your medical records;
  • Helping you with your mini-tort claim for your car damage;
  • Answering all of your legal questions;
  • Explaining your legal rights and making sure you are recovering all of your Michigan No-Fault benefits;
  • Guiding you through the often confusing requirements of your health insurance plan and helping set up your wage loss claim with your own insurance company while you cannot return to work;
  • Settling your case quickly and for maximum value: Michigan Auto Law attorneys are considered national experts in writing settlement demands and in negotiating top settlements.

  – Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Mr. Wabu

Related information:

Mini tort FAQs

[Community Guidelines]

Need more information?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Related Posts
What to do after an Uber accident or Lyft accident
What to do after an Uber or Lyft accident
February 18, 2019
Driver Responsibility Fee in Michigan - -Waived 2018
No more…Michigan Driver Responsibility Fee Waived in 2018
October 11, 2018
Top driving tips for safe Labor Day weekend trips
August 31, 2018