Stolen Vehicles and Michigan No-Fault Benefits

Key Points in This Article: People injured in a stolen vehicle can obtain Michigan no-fault benefits as well as pain and suffering compensation against the person who caused the crash. If you are hit by a stolen vehicle, then the insurance carrier for that vehicle will most likely not pay the claim. This author advises [...]

No-Fault Bulletin No. 5 – New Third-Party Law

Key Points in This Article: This bulletin will evaluate the changes to third-party negligence cases under the new Michigan no-fault law. With the Public Act 21 of 2019, a number of huge ramifications for Michigan drivers, their families and anyone who uses a car, truck or motorcycle in this state are possible. An individual who [...]

How To Completely Change Your Drowsy Driving Habits

Key Points in This Article: Driving tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk, and over half of these types of crashes involve deadly head-on collisions. Driving while sleepy only exacerbates bad driver behaviors such as being easily distracted and not being able to react in time to prevent a crash. From 2016-2017, 1,352 Michiganders [...]

By |2019-11-26T22:45:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

5 Trick-Or-Treating Dangers and Halloween Scares

Key Points in this Article: From Detroit to Ann Arbor, annual Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating fun can unfortunately also be filled with tragedy due to negligent homeowners, pedestrian traffic, loose pets, and unsafe drivers. Unlike any other time of the year, the candy-collecting evening spent outdoors presents a collection of circumstances that together can pose [...]

LA Insurance Selling Short-Term Michigan Auto Policies Again

Key Points in This Article: Despite being banned in 2018, LA Insurance offices are again selling Michigan no-fault insurance policies that expire after only 13 days. People who buy these policies are not aware they are sold as 6-month policies that contain a requirement that a second payment must be made by the 13th day [...]

Michigan Car Accident Law for Ohio Residents – The New Michigan No-Fault Law Explained

Key Points in This Article: Ohio drivers and passengers who are injured in a car crash while in Michigan and subject to Michigan car accident laws. The car accident laws for Michigan differ greatly compared to Ohio law. Because Michigan is a no-fault state, there are certain things a car crash victim injured in Michigan [...]

Preparing For A Fall Motorcycle Ride In Michigan

Michigan is a popular group motorcycling destination, especially during the fall months when the seasonal colors are changing, and there are fewer motorists on the road. Decide on the best Michigan destination comfortable for all and review ride safety guidelines as a group to help ensure the smoothest ride for everyone. When riding as a [...]

Understanding ORV (and ATV) Use in Michigan

ORVs (including ATVs) continue to grow in popularity for both recreational and professional use in Michigan. An estimated 27 percent of ORV accidents reported to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in 2017 were caused by speed. Michigan saw only two fatal ORV crashes in 2018. Pennsylvania reported the highest at 27 deaths. It is [...]

By |2019-10-07T13:09:28+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Fatal Car Accidents In Farmington Hills

Two deadly crashes that took the lives of three people in only two weeks recently occurred in Farmington Hills, a northwestern suburb of Metro Detroit. In 2018, there were 2,932 crashes reported in Farmington Hills and four people killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents. The dangerous intersection at 12 Mile Road near Orchard Lake has [...]

Insurance Commissioner Changes Rule on PIP Benefits for Michigan Assigned Claims Cases

Michigan Assigned Claims Injury Lawyers The Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued an important order on September 24, 2019 concerning the Michigan no-fault law, and more specifically car injury claims that go through the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). First some background. Under Michigan law, if you are injured in [...]

By |2019-09-26T12:34:46+00:00September 26th, 2019|Michigan Auto No-Fault Law|0 Comments