Lawyers’ Corner Case Updates

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Every day, more than 800,000 vehicles in the United States are being driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone. Given these numbers, it is no surprise that distracted driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that takes the driver’s attention off the roadway….

It has been several years since the Michigan Court of Appeals issued its groundbreaking decision in Bahri v IDS Property Casualty Ins Co, holding that alleged fraud by an insured void the entire no-fault policy, thereby eliminating the insurance company’s obligation to pay benefits. Although the Bahri ruling was appealed, the Michigan Supreme Court declined…

When you’re injured in a Michigan car accident, your own no-fault insurance company pays personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. These benefits include medical costs and other allowable expenses, work-loss benefits and replacement services. However, in cases where a person has died, been disabled or suffered a serious impairment in an auto accident,…

Michigan’s No-Fault Act requires drivers to purchase auto insurance. When buying this mandated insurance, most people probably think their policy will not only cover their injuries in an accident, but also any injuries suffered by family members riding with them in the vehicle. But unfortunately, that is not always the…