Extending Michigan’s “One-Year-Back Rule” Will Help Reduce No-Fault Litigation

By Stephen H. Sinas

As the Legislature debates revising the Auto No-Fault Insurance Act, there is one simple change that will vastly improve the no-fault system: extending Michigan’s “one-year-back rule.” If people have more time to resolve payment disputes with their auto insurance companies, it will help reduce unnecessary no-fault litigation.

The one-year-back rule in MCL 500.3145 says that, for any medical expense unpaid by a no-fault insurance company, if a lawsuit is not filed against the insurance company ...

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Letting Drivers Choose Their Michigan No-Fault Medical Benefits Is A Healthcare Gamble

A proposal to let drivers choose their Michigan no-fault medical benefits when they buy their auto insurance is nothing short of a healthcare gamble, and would end up leaving many car crash victims without enough coverage.

House Bill 5951, introduced by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance), seeks to change Michigan’s auto no-fault system and the guarantee of unlimited lifetime medical benefits for those who are catastrophically injured in car accidents. The legislation proposes that four levels of medical coverage be ...

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Steve Sinas Discusses People’s Law School with Tim Barron

Lawyer Steve Sinas gave an overview of the 2015 People’s Law School Program on the Tim Barron Show

If you haven’t heard by now, the 2015 People’s Law School – Lansing is less than one week away! We have an amazing lineup of topics and speakers for this year’s session, so make sure you reserve your spot today. In order to spread the word about People’s Law School and encourage attendance, Lansing attorney Steve Sinas recently appeared on Tim ...

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Steve Sinas Talks People’s Law School on Dave Akerly Show

Lansing personal injury attorney Steve Sinas appeared on the WILS Morning Wake Up earlier today, speaking with JoAnne Paul about  People’s Law School – Lansing, the program that connects local residents with legal experts who are excited to provide the latest information and updates on the law. As an added bonus, Steve also touched briefly upon the latest in the no-fault reform debate.

Understanding People’s Law School – Lansing

As Steve explained on the Dave Akerly ...

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Grand Rapids Attorney Provides No-Fault Reform Update on Grand Valley Public Radio

Tom Sinas discussed the issues surrounding Michigan SB 248, which will  make substantial changes to the no-fault system

Yesterday, Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney and CPAN General Counsel, spoke with Shelley Irwin on WGVU (Grand Valley Public Radio) about the latest in attempts to reform the Michigan no-fault system, particularly with SB 248. In their discussion, Tom gave an overview of what has happened, where the legislation currently stands, and the concerns and consequences associated ...

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Sam Howell’s story shows benefits of No-Fault law, and how much he could lose if reform efforts are successful

Car accident survivor’s story highlights why no-fault works so well – and why current discussions about SB 248 and Michigan no-fault reform are a step in the wrong direction

Sam Howell and his parents understand how the no-fault system truly works.  HIs journey was documented in a recent Michigan Radio article. An intelligent, promising science student, Sam’s life was dramatically changed when he was involved in a car accident at ...

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Just how much are you paying for no-fault coverage, anyway? Check your declarations sheet

Compared to other coverages, the cost of no-fault coverage might not be as high as you think – how does this impact arguments that the cost of no-fault insurance in Michigan is out of control?

The cost of no-fault insurance in Michigan has been a significant subject in debates to reform the system. Michigan SB 248, now with a substitute version awaiting a vote by the House, allegedly aims to decrease the ...

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The Truth About “Unlimited” Medical Coverage under Michigan No-Fault Law

Contrary to popular belief, Michigan no-fault insurance system does not provide “unlimited” medical coverage – remember this as discussions continue about no-fault reform and SB 248.

The battle in the effort to “reform” Michigan no-fault law continues. By now, many of you have seen or heard a number of news stories covering this auto-no-fault-insurance-policyissue in one way or another included in this coverage. We have ...

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