Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

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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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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November 10, 2014

Why the PIP fraud problem in Michigan by unethical injury attorneys and doctors continues to grow   I’ve written from time to time on how certain unethical personal injury attorneys in Michigan are engaging in PIP (personal injury protection) fraud. Two things have caused the escalation of PIP fraud in Michigan. One was the draconian …

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November 6, 2014

What No Fault protections do you have if you’re in an Uber car and do not have your own auto insurance? Yesterday, I wrote about some of the problems I see with Uber’s new “insurance gap” coverage from the tort (or bodily injury side). That is, how this new insurance coverage will affect someone who …

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October 2, 2014

130-year-old ‘mend the hold’ doctrine can stop auto insurers from changing tune on why they denied PIP benefits after a car accident If you’re an attorney, and you’ve ever represented a person in Michigan in a No Fault lawsuit after their own insurance company denied No Fault benefits and cut them off, then I bet …

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June 26, 2014

Miles ruling thwarts State Farm ploy to avoid paying uninsured motorist bodily injury benefits to accident victim I write often about State Farm. And recently, State Farm tried to pull another fast one. But the Michigan Court of Appeals brought the auto insurer’s shenanigans to a screeching halt. Specifically, State Farm settled Miles’s No Fault …

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