The maximum work loss benefit payment available to persons injured in a Michigan car accident is changing October 1. According to Bulletin 2017-12-INS, the maximum work loss benefit payment available to an auto accident victim from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020 is $5,718 per month. This amount is
Stephen Sinas Talks No-Fault On Lansing-Area Television Program
Lansing auto accident attorney Stephen Sinas discussed the current state of Michigan’s no-fault insurance system on the August 10, 2017, edition of “Open Line,” a live television call-in program. Stephen is a leading authority on Michigan no-fault law. He also serves as legal counsel for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault
Sinas Dramis Lawyers Write No-Fault Content For Statewide Publication
As leading authorities on the Michigan no-fault insurance system, the team of Michigan car accident attorneys at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm wrote the content for the most recent edition of Michigan Innovative Health Magazine, which focused on auto no-fault law. Michigan Innovative Health Magazine is a statewide publication that
Potholes On Michigan Roads: Can You Recover For Damage To Your Vehicle?
The snow has melted and warmer temperatures are just around the corner. But the spring thaw, although welcomed, also has a downside — potholes on Michigan roads that can cause damage to your vehicle. When you hit a nasty pothole while driving, the question becomes: can you recover for any
Appeals Court Upholds “Step-Down” Clause, Denies Insurance Benefits To Injured Family Member
The Michigan Court of Appeals has again denied auto insurance coverage to an individual who was injured while a passenger in a vehicle owned and operated by a family member, because the owner-operator’s no-fault policy included a “step-down” clause. The Court’s ruling is yet another setback for innocent family members
Michigan Automobile Snow Removal Laws: What Must Drivers Do?
If you live in Michigan, wintry weather and snow are a part of life. Not only are residents required to keep their sidewalks and mailboxes free of snow and ice buildup, but drivers are also required to follow Michigan automobile snow removal laws. Do Michigan automobile snow removal laws require
Child Passenger Safety: Car Seat Laws In Michigan
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In fact, more than 70 percent of child car seats are improperly installed, leaving our youngest passengers with little protection in a Michigan auto accident. Many child passenger deaths and car accident injuries in Michigan can
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
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
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 reimbursement 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?