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?
Words, and how they’re used, are important. The more we use words or phrases in certain ways, the more we become accustomed to that usage, making it seem “normal.” In cases of collisions involving motor vehicles, the phrase “car accident” or “traffic accident” has typically been used. For decades, we
Deaths on motorcycles in Michigan last year climbed a staggering 23 percent over 2014, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). And across the United States, motorcycle deaths in 2015 surged 10 percent over motorcycle fatalities in 2014. According to data provided by state highway
An auto insurance company properly denied a claim for uninsured motorist benefits because the claimant’s vehicle and the other vehicle did not come in “direct” contact with each other, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. In McJimpson v Auto Club Group Ins Co (May 12, 2016), the claimant suffered
On the heels of a downward trend in recent years, Michigan traffic accident deaths jumped 10 percent in 2015 — with a whopping 57 percent spike in fatalities involving bicyclists. In 2015, there were 963 traffic-accident deaths on the state’s roadways, up from 876 in 2014, according to new information
The notice that persons who suffer a Michigan car accident injury must give their auto insurer does not have to detail all their injuries, according to the Michigan Court of Appeals. In Dillon v State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins Co, a published decision, the Court of Appeals said it was
We all listen to the car radio while driving. Sometimes we sing along to our favorite tune or take in the news of the day. But a recent study reveals that listening to the radio while driving is a bigger distraction than originally thought, and may lead to more auto accidents. The study focused on
On the night of September 10, 2015, 18-year-old Christal McGee was taking friends home in her father’s white Mercedes-Benz C230. While driving, she allegedly opened the Snapchat app on her smart phone so she could use its “speed-capturing” filter to post a photo of her driving at a high rate