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Page Graves

Medical Providers’ Collection Lawsuits Against Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurers Remains Valid With A Patient Assignment

On May 8, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a binding decision in Shah, et al v State Farm Ins Co, ___ Mich App ___ (2018).  This is the first post Covenant v State Farm Ins Co, case that […]

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 […]

Tim Smith

Safe Driving Tips When Sharing the Road with Semi's

A young Traverse City resident recently lost her life when the car she was riding in was involved in an auto accident with a semi truck on Garfield Ave. In any accident between a car and semi truck,…

Tim Smith

Driver Fatigue in Heavy Truck Accidents

Statistically speaking, driver fatigue is responsible for up to 40% of all accidents caused by semi-truck drivers. Data from the Deptartment of Transportation show that driver fatigue causes as many…