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Maureen May

Three Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

According to data compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 motorcyclists accounted for: 14 percent of all traffic fatalities Four percent of all people injured 18 percent of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities Four percent […]

Page Graves

No-Fault Medical Provider Actions Now At Potential Risk

On May 27, 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court has effectively signaled a complete 180 from its stated opinion exactly one-year ago, despite no change in the Court’s current composition of justices.  Last May 28, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court denied an application to appeal a decision […]

Claude Wyle

San Francisco Bay Area Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash which lead to the fatality of a motorcyclist on the Bay Bridge early last Friday, according to new sources. As a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney, I am saddened to learn of so […]

Page Graves

Generic Notice of Injury Satisfies Statutory Notice for No-Fault PIP Benefits

The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a published decision affirming the basic rule that an injured claimant’s generic notice of injury constitutes sufficient notice to a liable no-fault insurer.  The case is Dillon v State Farm Mut Auto In Co, ___ […]

Page Graves

Medical Service Providers’ Coordination of Primary Health v. No-fault Coverages

Medical service providers must carefully adhere to the procedures and administrative guidelines set forth in participating provider agreements with primary health insurers.  Failure to do so will prove fatal to any secondary no-fault claim.  That is exactly what happened to […]

Bob Shepherd

How to Lay the Foundation for Demonstrative Evidence

Many of the attorneys who use the demonstrative aids created by MediVisuals, or by others, are familiar with the technical aspects associated with “Laying the Foundation” of graphics for “Demonstrative Evidence.” Many attorneys using demonstrative evidence for the first time, […]

Craig Kelley

April is Distracted Driving Month

Although we are a little late getting the news out that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, this is a subject that should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind every month, given the lethal problem it has become in […]

Page Graves

No-fault PIP Benefit Claim Enforceable Without Written Notice of Claim Having Been Filed

 Jesperson v Auto Club Ins Ass’n, ___ Mich ___ (2016)(Docket No. 150332, dated March 21, 2016).  In Jesperson, the injured person never submitted to the liable no-fault insurer, written notice of his no-fault PIP claim.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, more than […]

Mark Bello

Motorcycling Season Is Here As Is the Rise In Fatal Accidents

Motorcyclists are put in danger regularly by negligent drivers who violate traffic laws, drive under the influence, or simply “do not see” the riders. This past weekend, in Michigan alone, shows how motorcycle accidents can be fatal for a rider. […]

Ryan R. Bradley

Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot After an Auto Accident

What you do after an auto accident can decimate your recovery. The insurance industry is skilled at minimizing claims–know what to do, and not to do, to get the recovery you deserve.