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New Michigan Auto Insurance Law Will Limit Attendant Care Hours

On July 1, 2020, a new law will go into effect that allows drivers in Michigan to choose their own no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance plan, which was previously fixed. While many people welcome this change and the potential savings it will bring, there are some downsides. One of those includes a new cap […]

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Do Michigan Residents Injured in an Out of State Car Accident Have Rights Under the New No-Fault Insurance Law?

On July 1, 2020, a new state law will come into effect that changes how motorists are able to receive coverage for no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) car insurance. Whereas prior to July 1 PIP insurance protection was fixed at unlimited coverage, motorists opening new policies or who renew can now choose from several levels […]

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Are Out-of-State Residents Covered Under Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law?

On July 2, 2020, Michigan’s new auto insurance law will go into effect, resulting in a number of significant changes for motorists in the state. But what if you’re visiting Michigan as an out-of-state resident and you are involved in a car accident? Are you covered? The short answer is no. Under the new law, […]

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Jerry Acker Chosen for Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2020 Hall of Fame

Our founder and senior partner, Attorney Gerald “Jerry” Acker, has been selected for inclusion in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2020 Hall of Fame! Michigan Lawyers Weekly is an independent publication that provides the latest news in the world of Michigan law. The editorial board of the newspaper annually selects 20 attorneys to be inducted into their Hall of […]

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Why You Need To See A Doctor After A Car Accident
Why You Need To See A Doctor After A Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may wonder whether you need to bother seeing a doctor. Read on to learn why it’s a good idea to see a doctor if you’ve been involved in a car accident. You May Not Feel Any Pain If you’re involved in a car accident and you […]

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The State Bar of Michigan Endorses Goodman Acker’s Guidelines to Reopen Safely

Goodman Acker law offices reopened its doors Monday, June 8th in accordance with the Governor ending the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. For its 34 employees in its Southfield and Grand Rapids offices, coming back to work will look nothing like it has before. The Coronavirus has taken its toll on many industries. While we mostly think of our restaurant […]

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What Is and Is Not Covered by No-Fault Car Insurance
What Is and Is Not Covered by No-Fault Car Insurance

fter an accident is not necessary. Although no-fault insurance can be used to cover damages following collisions in these states, most plans do not cover everything. It is important to know what specific damages are covered under your insurance plan, and what kinds of damages may require other sources of coverage. About No-Fault Insurance No-fault coverage is […]

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How Are Costs Covered When a Passenger is Injured in an Accident?

In no-fault states, drivers who are injured in a car accident can rely on their own insurance company to cover the cost of damages. This differs from fault-based states, which require drivers to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company if they are injured in an accident. Determining the source of coverage may not be […]

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Hours of Service Regulations for Truckers Suspended
Hours of Service Regulations for Truckers Suspended

In response to an increased demand for supplies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, hours of service regulations have been suspended. These regulations, established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), define the amount of time that truck drivers can safely stay on the road during a shift. Hours of service regulations minimize driver fatigue and […]

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