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Chrissie Cole

Grand Rapids Driver Injured In Rollover Crash

A single-vehicle roll-over crash on Sunday sent five people to the hospital with injuries.
The driver, 35, of Grand Rapids, and four passengers were taken to Holland Hospital with non-life…

Tim Smith

Getting Wages Paid after an Auto Accident when you are Self Employed

Ward v Titan Insurance Company

In this interesting 2010 published opinion from Michigan Court of Appeals the court addressed the issue of what specifically is required for “reasonable…

Chrissie Cole

Texting Led To Crash Which Killed Grand Rapids Teen

A Grand Rapids-area teenager was killed in a traffic accident in January. According to police, he was exchanging text messages with his girlfriend just moments before.
Interviews and cell phone…

Tim Smith

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverages: The best money you'll ever spend

Everyone knows that no matter where you live, you are required by law to have car insurance. Michigan is no exception to this. Also, Michigan is a no-fault auto insurance state. In Michigan, your…

Tim Smith

A rare win for car crash victims in the Court of appeals

Since the Kreiner decision came out of Michigan’s Supreme Court, citizens injured through no fault of their own have faced an uphill battle to receive any compensation for their pain and…

Tim Smith

Wrongfully Denied Insurance Claims

My readers may not know this, but Michigan is one of only four states that doesn’t protect its consumers from some of the most underhanded practices in the home, auto and health care insurance…

Tim Smith

Can you sue the doctor that examined you for the insurance company????

This blog post was prompted by Injury Board reader Willard Gatzke from Colorado. In my last post re: neutral 3rd party observers sitting in on examinations by insurance company doctors, Mr. Gatzke…

Tim Smith

Neutral Observers During Insurance Company Neuropsychological Evaluations

Last year I spent some time discussing the dangers surrounding independent medical evaluations by physicians that are employed by insurance companies. It has been my experience that these doctors…

Tim Smith

Nearly 100 children killed in "backing-up" accidents in 2007

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] recently released data in a study evaluating backover deaths and some other types of non-traffic deaths and injuries.
The NHTSA reported…

Tim Smith

Another Great Reason to Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, it was reported that more drivers are letting their auto insurance lapse as the national economy continues to falter. With lay-offs reported weekly…