Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

April 28, 2017

Robert Raitt will speak at ICLE’s annual No-Fault Summit about common pitfalls from the plaintiff’s perspective when adjusting a No-Fault PIP claim

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April 25, 2017

Mistakes, ‘inconsistent’ or ‘erroneous’ statements not enough to show ‘fraudulent intent’ in claims for replacement services, wage loss benefits under No-Fault

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April 24, 2017

Insurance company can’t use ‘inconsistent statements’ alone to deny No-Fault PIP benefits to injured car crash victim, says MCOA in No-Fault fraud ruling

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November 21, 2016

Rumor has it Rep. Sheppard’s deeply flawed HB 5951 will be taken up before MI legislative session ends; here are the top 3 reasons it should be allowed to expire Hopefully, the rumors I’m hearing are wrong about House Bill 5951. For Michigan car accident victims, drivers, and consumers, it’d be best if the so-called …

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November 16, 2016

This terrible bill (SB 870) excludes otherwise insured car accident victims in Michigan and lacks a ‘knowledge’ requirement  Does it make any sense that the person who rents a car should be disqualified from receiving No Fault PIP benefits if she is injured in a car accident? Of course not. But that’s precisely the nonsensical …

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October 4, 2016

This “cost shift” plan fails to lay out promised ‘savings’ and shifts burden of catastrophic medical care after an automobile accident from insurance companies to taxpayers; and after losing out on the nation’s best auto No Fault law, Michigan drivers will still pay the 2nd highest in the nation for auto insurance! There’s a lot …

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October 3, 2016

By capping No Fault medical benefits, auto accident victims will be underinsured and inadequately covered when they need PIP benefits the most; many consumers will lose catastrophic injury coverage Let’s not mince words. Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance)’s proposed No Fault “PIP Choice” plan is horrible for Michigan auto accident victims and auto insurance consumers: It …

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May 19, 2016

State Farm “not worthy of belief” says Michigan Court Of Appeals in Gardner v. State Farm I don’t pick on State Farm. It’s just that as a No Fault insurance lawyer who writes an auto law blog, State Farm gives me so much to write about.    And as a practicing attorney in the trenches, both …

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February 26, 2015

To help bring down  insurance premiums, let’s  tackle the problems of No Fault PIP fraud  – and the problem of ambulance chasing lawyers Yesterday, I talked about eliminating the auto insurance company practices that result in Michigan consumers paying higher auto insurance prices. Today, I want to talk about: Stopping No Fault fraud  – for …

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Awards and Honors
January 5, 2015

In Auto-Owners v. All Star Lawn, the Michigan Supreme Court clarifies this common question As an auto accident lawyer, a common question I receive from people who are hurt in a car accident on the job is whether Michigan workers compensation or No Fault will cover them. The answer is usually both, but as you’ll …

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