Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

February 19, 2013

Why it’s not a good idea for you to cash out your No-Fault claim after a car accident, even when your attorney wants to Insurance companies want to close out no fault PIP claims. And for years they have offered a little “sweetener” – some additional sum of money – to people injured in car …

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February 5, 2013

Oversight authority shifted from publicly elected secretary of state to private, for-profit auto insurers; changes include new over-broad application and intentionally intimidating fraud “warnings” Michigan auto insurance companies now control the newly created Michigan Automobile Insurnace Placement Facility (MAIPF), which was previously called the Assigned Claims Plan. The rub is that it has a lot …

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January 9, 2013

Attorney Alison Tomak writes about handling your first home modifications case Attorney Alison Tomak wrote an article for the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly on home modifications available under Michigan No-Fault (PIP) insurance. She covered important topics for attorneys protecting auto accident victims that have become disabled and need their homes modified …

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June 28, 2012

The adjuster is the biggest witness for both the Plaintiff and the Defendant in a lawsuit to recover outstanding No-Fault PIP Benefits. When taking the discovery deposition of the claims adjuster, you want to gather all of the information possible in regard to the adjuster’s handling of your client’s claims file. You want to verify …

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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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