Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

April 9, 2014

Plenty! No guarantee of savings for consumers; financial ruin for injured; higher health insurance; taxpayer burden; more lawsuits It’s a fair question.  What’s so bad about capping No Fault PIP?  And as an insurance lawyer, it’s a question I hear often. A recent question on Michigan Auto Law’s Facebook page reminded me that I’ve never …

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March 21, 2014

A playing field that already heavily favors insurance companies over auto accident victims will become even more unfair for consumers As I wrote yesterday, the ideas put forth under Speaker Bolger’s Substitute for HB 4612 will make it harder for crash victims to recover PIP benefits they desperately need.  And it will make it easier …

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March 20, 2014

The playing field tilts dangerously in favor of insurance companies, if new proposed No Fault reforms in “Substitute for HB 4612” are enacted The last thing injured auto accident victims need today is a harder time attempting to recover the No Fault insurance benefits, such as medical expense reimbursement and vehicle modifications, that they’re entitled. …

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March 19, 2014

Michigan No Fault insurance would be radically re-structured with caps in many areas, including medical treatment and attendant care House Speaker Jase Bolger is proposing a new No Fault insurance “reform” draft plan called “Substitute for HB 4612.” As I wrote in a previous post, drivers stand a lose a heck of a lot, while …

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December 3, 2013

Insurance attorney gives 5 tips to why primary medical PIP Benefits in No-Fault states can protect drivers As an insurance lawyer, I read auto insurance policies every day (yes, I do realize reading insurance contracts is not the most glamorous part about being a lawyer). But this does give me a unique insight and I …

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November 27, 2013

Attorney explains how location and insurance coverage  determine whether No Fault benefits are available when a car accident occurs in another state Ah, Pure Michigan. It’s a wonderful state. And we also have the best insurance coverage in the nation. But Michigan isn’t always wonderful. I’m thinking of the “arctic air blast” and the 20 …

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August 7, 2013

After the serious Greyhound bus accident in Galesburg, MI, experienced bus accident attorney discusses how Canadian and out-of-state bus passengers can collect No Fault PIP benefits On August 2, 2013, a Greyhound bus originating from Toronto and en-route to Chicago rear-ended a semi-trailer on I-94, in Galesberg, Michigan. As a result, 22 people were injured …

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June 10, 2013

Last week I wrote about the much needed new bills aimed at stopping the growing problem of attorney solicitation in this state.  Injury attorneys are looking up accident victims’ police reports, and using the information to call them, send them mail and even knock on their doors in hopes of drumming up business. This has …

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March 14, 2013

Below is my column from this month’s issue of Attorney At Law magazine. It’s geared toward attorneys who are helping injured auto accident victims in Michigan: Will the current auto threshold law as interpreted by McCormick v. Carrier be overturned?  And if it is,  will it revert back to the previous threshold under the draconian …

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