Category: Mini Tort

June 27, 2019

On June 11, 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enacted a significant new Michigan mini tort law change when she signed Michigan’s new No-Fault insurance law.

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January 2, 2017

What you need to know on the Michigan Mini Tort maximum recovery limit, getting your car fixed and paid for, what do do if you’re in a crash with an uninsured driver, time limits to file a claim Now that winter is upon us, our attorneys are seeing a sharp increase in questions and phone …

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March 4, 2016

Learn about whether a rental car company can recover under the Mini Tort law after an accident I recently received an interesting question about when a rental car company can use the Mini Tort to recover for accident-related damage to one of its rental cars., and I wanted to share my answer today. Q. I had an automobile …

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May 30, 2014

How to hold a driver responsible for vehicle damage under the Michigan mini tort Under Michigan’s mini tort law, car accident victims can recover a maximum of $1,000 for vehicle damage from the driver who caused the crash, via his or her auto insurance company. This is called a mini tort claim. The mini tort …

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May 19, 2014

Motorcycle accident victims want to know if the Michigan mini tort law will cover the cost of some of their motorcycle repairs As the weather finally warms up to bearable temps after our polar vortex winter, we’re seeing more and more motorcyclists out and about. And although it’s still early in the season, our attorneys …

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May 1, 2014

After a crash, is a mini tort claim available for uninsured drivers in Michigan? Questions about the Michigan mini tort are one of the most common inquiries our accident attorneys receive. Many drivers want to know obviously how they can get their car damage covered. There is good news here, and bad news. The good …

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January 15, 2013

Tips for when an at-fault driver who causes damage to your car refuses to pay your mini tort claim Last week, I wrote about filing your Mini Tort claim for car damage in small claims court. Yes, I do recognize that most people would rather go to a dentist than go to court. But sometimes, …

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January 7, 2013

What Michigan drivers must do when small claims court is their last resort for their Mini Tort claim Most people do not want to go to court. But sometimes it’s a necessary last resort. That’s especially true when a person’s car or truck has been damaged in an accident and the at-fault driver and his auto …

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June 23, 2012

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are safer than aftermarket parts, yet many insurance companies still refuse to use them Today I’m posting a blog post from Russell D. Longcore. Russell is a contributor to my blog, and is an insurance claims consultant, an insurance adjuster and author of “Insurance Claims Secrets Revealed.” His book outlines …

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