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Michigan Auto Accidents: Work & Survivors’ Loss Benefits Get Adjustment

Michigan Auto Accidents: Work & Survivors’ Loss Benefits Get Adjustment

The Michigan Department of Insurance has changed the maximum amount of work loss and survivors’ loss benefits that a person injured in a car accident can receive during a 30-day period. Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, the maximum work loss benefit and survivors’ loss benefit that’s payable for a one-month period is […]

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2015 Nationwide Traffic Deaths Are Highest In Four Years

2015 Nationwide Traffic Deaths Are Highest In Four Years

Traffic deaths across the nation jumped 7.7 percent in 2015 to 35,200 — the highest number of traffic deaths since 2008 and the first increase since 2012, according to a July 1 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Notably, the NHTSA report also revealed a 13 percent surge in traffic deaths for bicyclists, […]

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Motorists: Watch Out For More Cyclists & Pedestrians During Summer

Motorists: Watch Out For More Cyclists & Pedestrians During Summer

Summer is here … and that means warm Michigan days and nights. It also means more pedestrians and cyclists on the roadways. With that in mind, the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office is reminding motorists — especially teenage drivers — that they need to take extra precaution when encountering vulnerable roadway users, including cyclists, pedestrians […]

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Appellate Court Nixes “Innocent Third-Party Rule” In PIP Cases Involving Fraud

Appellate Court Nixes “Innocent Third-Party Rule” In PIP Cases Involving Fraud

The “innocent third-party rule” in Michigan no longer exists in cases of insurance fraud — at least until the state Legislature decides to create such a rule, the Michigan Court of Appeals announced in Bazzi v Sentinel Ins Co (Docket No. 320518). As a result, innocent third parties, including medical providers who treat persons injured […]

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Can A Car Keep You Safer By Parallel Parking Itself?

Can A Car Keep You Safer By Parallel Parking Itself?

Many drivers dread parallel parking — and, unfortunately, a lot of fender benders happen during the parallel parking process. But vehicles nowadays come with safety features that can help guide drivers into parallel parking spaces. One of these safety features is called “automatic parallel parking.” This technology helps steer a vehicle into a selected parallel parking space. […]

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