The Effect of McCormick v. Carrier on Michigan Auto Law Requirements


The Michigan Supreme Court’s August 2010 decision overturned the controversial Kreiner v Fischer “serious impairment of body function” threshold case, returning important legal rights to potentially hundreds of Michigan car accident victims who were told they did not have a case under Kreiner. This article is intended to assist personal injury lawyers with understanding how this ruling affects auto accident litigation going forward, and how auto accident victims must meet three prongs under McCormick to recover pain and suffering compensation in Michigan.

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