Posted on July 27, 2009 in Personal Injury
As a Michigan no-fault insurance lawyer, I constantly see victims of car accidents and truck accidents have their legitimate no-fault claims denied and delayed, forcing them to hire a lawyer for claims that should have been paid. Behind every delayed or denied claim is a family whose lives have been turned upside down, because an insurance company refused to pay their claim.
To make matters worse, Michigan is one of only four states that doesn’t protect its consumers from wrongful denial of no-fault insurance benefits. The insurance lawyers of Michigan Auto Law and the Michigan Association for Justice are asking that you join us in holding Michigan insurance companies accountable. Click on this link to go to the website where you can fill out your information and support these changes:
The petition will show you support a package of Michigan house bills that would nix insurance practices that deny coverage and create consequences for “bad faith” behavior by insurance corporations.
The bills include laws that would:
1. Strengthen consumer protections by punishing insurance companies that illegitimately deny consumer claims with penalties, including a $1 million fine.
2. Punish corporate leaders who knowingly create, foster or encourage wrongful denial of claims by making the misconduct a felony that could result in four years in prison plus a $50,000 fine.
3. Create a whistle-blower protection plan to shield employees who report that an insurance company is engaging in wrongful denial of claims.
Please consider signing this petition to protect your rights in case of an auto accident in Michigan. If you were defrauded by a Michigan insurance company, share your story by making a comment on our blog. And if you have been in a car or truck accident and are having trouble getting your no-fault personal injury protection benefits, or if you are confused about the Michigan no-fault law, our lawyers can help you.
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.Steve Gursten explains how Michigan drivers can sign a petition to protect their rights against deny and delay tactics from auto insurance companies. Steve covers what laws a new package of Michigan house bills would include to punish insurance companies who refuse to pay legitimate claims.