Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

June 7, 2012

Proposed House Bills 4993 and 5587-5589 are huge boondoggle to Michigan auto insurance companies at the expense of taxpayers This week, I blogged about House Bills 4993 and 5587-5589, which would ban drunk drivers, felons and illegal immigrant drivers from receiving Michigan No-Fault benefits if they’re hurt in an auto accident. Yesterday I was interviewed …

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June 4, 2012

Why these laws are a really bad idea by Michigan House Republicans The House Republicans in Michigan have a really bad idea. Let’s take one part discrimination, add a pinch of stupidity, and sprinkle liberally with greed and it gives us the recipe to some of the worst proposed legislation (and politics) I’ve ever read. …

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April 27, 2012

Insurance attorney explains how the “order of priority” law identifies the auto insurance company required to pay your No-Fault benefits in a work-owned car or truck This is the fifth blog in my series about the various priority laws that identify the proper auto insurance company to pay Michigan PIP benefits for people injured in …

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April 13, 2012

Michigan’s No-Fault law delineates the insurance required to pay your PIP insurance benefits when occupying limousines, airport shuttles, etc. This is the third blog in my series about who pays No-Fault PIP benefits for people who are injured in auto accidents under different scenarios. Michigan has “priority” laws – rules contained in our No-Fault Act …

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April 4, 2012

There is gold in PIP files. Here, PIP stands for personal injury protection, as in, personal injury protection benefits related to no-fault auto insurance. There are only 4 or 5 law firms that really understand no fault litigation in Michigan, and for these firms, the importance of getting the insurance company’s PIP File is known …

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October 12, 2011

Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer says new proposed legislation is a step in the right direction to protecting motorcycle owners and operators – and taxpayers SB 720: No-Fault, motorcycle, helmets (Kahn, Saginaw), requires motorcyclists who elect to ride without a helmet to purchase unlimited personal injury protection benefits. The bill deals primarily with who will pay …

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October 4, 2011

Insurance lawyer offers advice on redemptions of future No-Fault insurance benefits Here’s my short answer on what to do when insurance companies start talking settlement on your No-Fault futures — especially if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, or a disc injury such as a herniated disc that may require …

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September 27, 2011

Insurance attorney tells Michigan Lawyers Weekly that PIP Choice is a boondoggle for insurance companies and terrible for car accident victims Insurance attorney Steven M. Gursten, partner of Michigan Auto Law, was quoted in a Michigan Lawyers Weekly story about a wave of No-Fault insurance “reform.” Some of the “reform” measures, he said, are a “boondoggle for …

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September 13, 2011

Michigan State Medical Society pulls no punches in its opposition to Senate Bills 0293 and 0294 The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) definitely does not like the idea of dismantling Michigan’s No-Fault auto insurance system — and has now joined the growing chorus of opposition to No-Fault “reform,” such as PIP “choice.” This is starting …

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