Big Changes for Michigan Car Accident Law?

Auto accident attorney reports four Michigan Supreme Court cases in abeyance pending McCormick

This week I wrote about McCormick v. Carrier, the auto accident case that Michigan auto accident attorneys and judges are hoping will finally reverse Kreiner v. Fischer. On August 20, the Michigan Supreme Court granted the motion for reconsideration in McCormick as well as leave to appeal.

I would like to inform my fellow auto accident attorneys that there are four additional cases being held in abeyance:

* Mimoza Neci and Vera Neci v. Vannice Arrin Steel, Jr., Clara Jones and Anita Terry, and Citizens Insurance Company of America

* Gary Mark McManigal v. George Jan Levosinski

* Daniel Wiedyk v. John Paul Poisson and Traverse City Leasing, d/b/a Herta

* Julie Garcia v. Dale Andrew Doyle

These cases involve plaintiffs who sought non-economic damages and lost. They’re slated by the Michigan Supreme Court, but since they include Kreiner issues, they will be held. As such, when McCormick is decided, these cases will be resolved.

This is significant because the Supreme Court has acknowledged these cases will be affected by McCormick. Whether they’re addressed by the Court or tossed down to the Court of Appeals, they will likely be published. And overnight, we’ll have an entire new body of law dictating the latest rules, what they look like and how they apply in different situations.

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Michigan Auto Law exclusively handles Michigan car, truck and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state.   To talk to an auto accident lawyer contact us at (800) 777-0028.

Steve Gursten is head of Michigan Auto Law. He is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and past co-chair of the Michigan Association for Justice Automobile Accident No?Fault Committee. He frequently writes and speaks about Michigan No-Fault laws, and is available for comment.

Lawyer Steve Gursten outlines how a recent Michigan Supreme Court reconsideration may have a dramatic impact on car accident cases going forward, specifically four cases that will be held until the McCormick case is resolved. 
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