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Michigan Auto Law

Pre-existing Injuries and No-Fault Coverage

As we all know, car accidents can be life-altering. These collisions can cause new injuries or even make old injuries much worse. Michigan residents are fortunate because our auto no-fault insurance system is designed to cover situations where one might face such instances. In other words, medical treatment for both

Michigan No-Fault PIP Coverage and the Concept of Domicile, Take Two

We’ve previously discussed the general significance of determining an individual’s domicile, or where they reside, for the purpose of establishing Michigan no-fault PIP coverage availability under Michigan’s auto no-fault scheme. However, this analysis also intersects with the family law realm. What happens if a minor whose parents are divorced is

In Michigan, Vehicle Ownership Determines Your Right to Sue

Do you own a vehicle? Most people would find that to be a pretty straightforward question. However, for the purposes of Michigan’s auto no-fault law, the answer may not always be so simple. Further, the answer may control whether or not you may sue the other driver for pain and

A Cautionary Tale about Auto No-Fault Benefits

Michigan car accident victims and their medical providers should be aware of Guardian Angel Healthcare v Progressive Insurance, a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision concerning auto no-fault benefits.  In Guardian, the auto accident victim settled his claim for no-fault benefits with his no-fault insurer, Progressive Insurance.  Progressive and the

Determining No-Fault coverage can be complex, as seen in Tienda

A factor in determining who is entitled to auto no-fault coverage is where an insured party is domiciled (where they reside). This no-fault coverage determination can be complicated if it is unclear where the insured resides – whether they are a Michigan resident or a resident of another state.  A

The New Auto No-Fault Reform Bill (HB 4612)

The New Auto No-Fault Reform Bill (HB 4612) Significantly Limits the Rights and Benefits of Catastrophically Injured Michigan Auto Accident Victims By: George T. Sinas On April 23, 2013, the new Auto No-Fault Reform Bill HB 4612 was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. The Bill imposes unprecedented dollar cap

Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law Faces Renewed Opposition

John Barnes of MLive reported recently that the Michigan Motorcycle Helmet law giving motorcyclists a choice regarding whether or not to wear a bike helmet is receiving renewed pressure from opposition groups consisting of medical associations, law enforcement groups, and insurance companies. The law, which went into effect in Michigan on