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Warning: If Your No-Fault Policy Has A Step-Down Clause, You Should Switch Insurance Companies

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 case. Here’s why. Some Michigan […]

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The Fate Of Michigan’s Innocent Third-Party Rule

The innocent third-party rule in cases of insurance fraud was abolished by the Michigan Court of Appeals nearly two years ago. Now, the rule’s fate rests with the seven justices of the Michigan Supreme Court. The innocent third-party rule has been part of Michigan no-fault jurisprudence for more than four decades. The rule says that […]

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Lawyers’ Corner: Economic Reality Test in Van Lieu v Farm Bureau Gen Ins Co of MI

When motor vehicle accidents happen on the job, one of the first questions for auto accident attorneys is whether the injured party was an employee or an independent contractor. A recent Court of Appeals decision applies the economic reality test to make that decision.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Secondary Injuries in Spectrum Health Hosp v Farmers Ins Exch

Life after a severe auto accident can be hard. Depending on the initial injury, even walking can become a challenge. But can secondary injuries resulting from a disability give rise to no-fault benefits? The Michigan Court of Appeals recently took up the issue.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Special Mobile Equipment in Bergman v Cotanche

Most auto accident lawsuits involve traditional cars, trucks, and SUVs. But occasionally a case comes along involving special mobile equipment. A published opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals recently clarified how the Michigan No-Fault Act applies to this unique class of vehicles.

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