Attorney Brandon Hewitt featured on WZZM news report on No-Fault reform
May 4, 2017
Brandon Hewitt talks about lack of MCCA transparency, how vehicle repairs are really the huge driver of costs in appearance on WZZM-Grand Rapids news story
Michigan Auto Law attorney and COO Brandon Hewitt was featured on Grand Rapids news station WZZM about the benefits and obstacles in getting an ideal Michigan No-Fault reform solution for everyone.
The May 3, 2017, news story broke down what one insurance stakeholder calls “the Cadillac system” of insurance benefits, and how efforts to reform it have been problematic.
Hewitt highlighted some of the biggest problems within the No-Fault system:
- A lack of transparency from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association;
- How all of this talk of reform is motivated by a powerful insurance industry;
- The fact that no one is talking about how vehicle repairs are really the huge driver of costs; and
- How, compared to other states’ insurance laws, Michigan provides the absolute best coverage for catastrophic injuries.
Hewitt noted thatmost of the money in insurance premiums is going toward collision coverage and not medical coverage. In showing WZZM his insurance statement, Hewitt said:
“Only $45 is going to PIP, $160 to MCCA, but the largest chunk is the collision coverage. So maybe a solution is a hybrid system.”