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Crucial Medical Provider Reimbursement Case Heads To Michigan Supreme Court

Crucial Medical Provider Reimbursement Case Heads To Michigan Supreme Court

Can hospitals, doctors and other medical service providers file their own lawsuits against no-fault insurers, seeking payment for services they’ve rendered to persons injured in car crashes? If so, can these treatment providers protect their right to reimbursement by sending written notice to no-fault insurers of their intent to collect payment on their own? By granting leave to appeal […]

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When Two Words Collide: Car “Crash” Or Car “Accident”?

When Two Words Collide: Car “Crash” Or Car “Accident”?

Words, and how they’re used, are important. The more we use words or phrases in certain ways, the more we become accustomed to that usage, making it seem “normal.” In cases of collisions involving motor vehicles, the phrase “car accident” or “traffic accident” has typically been used. For decades, we have been wired to use […]

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Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Climb 23 Percent In 2015

Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Climb 23 Percent In 2015

Deaths on motorcycles in Michigan last year climbed a staggering 23 percent over 2014, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). And across the United States, motorcycle deaths in 2015 surged 10 percent over motorcycle fatalities in 2014. According to data provided by state highway safety offices to the GHSA, […]

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No “Direct” Contact Between Vehicles Means No Uninsured Motorist Coverage

No “Direct” Contact Between Vehicles Means No Uninsured Motorist Coverage

An auto insurance company properly denied a claim for uninsured motorist benefits because the claimant’s vehicle and the other vehicle did not come in “direct” contact with each other, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. In McJimpson v Auto Club Group Ins Co (May 12, 2016), the claimant suffered injuries after slamming on her […]

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