Category: Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

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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May 5, 2011

Most Michigan insurance lawyers still don’t file No-Fault lawsuits in the venue of their choice It’s a simple rule that all too many insurance lawyers tend to forget: you can file No Fault lawsuits (also called personal injury protection (PIP) cases) in any court venue you choose in Michigan. The mistake is that most No …

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May 6, 2010

Insurance attorney advises on why primary medical No-Fault can protect drivers As a personal injury attorney handling insurance and No-Fault litigation, I read a lot of insurance policies. I continually see many situations where it’s beneficial for people to use medical benefits from their auto insurance. Another term for this is primary medical PIP (personal …

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