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Michigan’s New Auto No-Fault Law

In May 2019, Michigan Legislature passed vast and sweeping changes to the state’s auto no-fault law which was then signed into law by Governor Whitmer. This legislation fundamentally changes how the Michigan no-fault insurance system operates and will affect literally every resident in the state.

The Michigan no-fault insurance reform debate is nothing new. In the name of providing premium rate relief, this new law, however, has no cost-saving guarantees for Michigan families. Furthermore, these hastily passed bills leave more questions and concerns with regard to how the injured in our state will access treatment.

Our attorneys have long understood the immense benefit of our state’s auto no-fault system. Because of this, we have remained actively engaged in the reform debate, as no-fault thought leaders and fierce advocates. Now, with the passing of this new legislation, we are committed to educating the public regarding these changes.laptop and cell phone showing Sinas Dramis digital materials

George Sinas, Stephen Sinas, and Thomas Sinas spent countless hours pouring over the new legislation in the days following its passage. As a result, they’ve authored “Navigating the Chaos: The New No-Fault Legislation,” a comprehensive overview of the new auto no-fault law. In addition, we published created “Making Smart Choices: A Summary Guide to the New Auto No-Fault Law.” This guide provides insight into options Michigan consumers have never faced before when making their auto insurance purchasing decisions. This consumer resource is free to everyone.

It is our hope that everyone in Michigan has a better understanding of the new auto no-fault law, from those injured in Michigan auto accidents and their families or caregivers to fellow legal professionals, medical staff, and the general public.

Protecting the Injured:

A Summary Guide to the
New Auto No-Fault Law

Making Smart Choices:

A Summary Guide to the
New Auto No-Fault Law

Navigating the Chaos:

The New
No-Fault Legislation

Auto No-Fault Law Changes – the Specifics

Below are some of the specific changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault law. While some aspects were effective immediately, other portions will be coming into effect over the next year.

No-Fault Reform Media Appearances and Virtual Presentations

Our attorneys regularly appear on media segments across the state – including Fox 17 “Know the Law” in Grand Rapids, WLAJ 53 “In the Name of the Law” in Lansing, and WLNS 6 “Legal Edge” in Lansing – to help the people of Michigan better understand their legal rights and our state’s laws. Due to the expansive reforms to our auto insurance system, many of our recent media segments have covered the many changes to our no-fault system. We have compiled these segments in one convenient YouTube playlist, accessible below.

No-Fault Reform YouTube Playlist

In addition to our many media appearances, we also host virtual no-fault presentations regularly to interested groups. Steve Sinas recently presented on the topic at the 2020 People’s Law School. The presentation was widely viewed and successful, and we received many great questions, which Steve answered at the end of the presentation.

Michigan No-Fault Insurance Reform Speaking Events

We have currently postponed all in-person speaking events in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Once we have more direction and certainty regarding the ability to safely hold meetings once more, we will continue educating Michigan’s public. Please continue to use this page as a resource for changes to the no-fault system, and contact us to set up a meeting in the future. Thank you!

As part of our commitment to educating the public about their rights and legal protections, our attorneys are speaking to groups – including medical providers, insurance agents, and other key stakeholders – across the state regarding the new auto no-fault law changes.

If your group is interested in having us speak at your next event, please contact us. Due to current health concerns, we are offering these presentations via remote platforms as well.

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