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Understanding Car Accident Pain & Suffering Claims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury car accident, there is a good chance you’re going to hear the term “pain and suffering.” Understanding pain and suffering is important as you pursue your personal injury or wrongful death case. What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?…

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Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?

Michigan Car Accident Liability Laws The question of liability after a car accident isn’t always clear. If you live in Michigan, you might be wondering why fault matters — we live in a no-fault state, right? While no-fault auto insurance ensures that claims for crash-related expenses are reimbursed by an insurance carrier, such as medical…

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What to Do After a Boating Accident in Michigan

Boating accidents in Michigan are common. If involved in a boating accident that causes serious bodily injury, you need a boating accident lawyer. …

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Michigan Dog Bite Laws: Your Rights and Representation

While we like to think our pets are perfect, it’s true that even the most docile dog can unexpectedly bite and cause serious injury. And it doesn’t matter if the bite was an accident. Most dog bites, in fact, are accidents. It’s still likely compensable under Michigan dog bite laws. Understand your rights as a…

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THE NEW NO-FAULT SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On July 1, 2020, Michigan’s new Auto Law will take full effect. While Michigan drivers were previously required to purchase unlimited No-Fault PIP benefits, drivers can now opt for less medical coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. Under the new law, drivers can choose from various coverage levels, including: $50,000 (if a Medicaid recipient); $250,000;…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips | Dingeman & Dancer, PLC

How to Prepare for Winter Driving Winter in northern Michigan is always exciting. From whiteouts to ice, we’re well versed in what the season may bring. So, it’s important to remember key driving tips to keep yourself and others safe on our snowy roadways. Read on to learn about the legal issues surrounding winter driving…

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New Law Aims to Lower Insurance Premiums

Author: Ashley Wahl On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the new No-Fault legislation into law. The law seeks to reduce insurance premiums by giving drivers the opportunity to choose various levels of No-Fault coverage. While reduced rates may seem alluring, they should not come at the expense of important No-Fault Benefits. Thus, drivers…

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Third-Party No-Fault: What is the Threshold?

Author: Ashley Wilson Summer is the time of year that most of us Michiganders eagerly anticipate. As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures begin to rise, we all worry less about winter road conditions and start to drive a little faster. Although warmer weather eliminates the dangers that snow and ice present, it also…

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The No-Fault Road Map

Author: Ashley L. Wilson Northern Michigan transforms into a frozen tundra during the winter months. While many of us would rather stay inside and hibernate when winter storms strike, most of us are forced to face the treacherous conditions. In doing so, we put ourselves at risk. The good news is, Michigan’s No-Fault Act offers protection…

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$100 million settlement reached in meningitis case

A preliminary settlement of more than $100 million for victims of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak has been reached. Dingeman and Dancer, PLC, which represents northern Michigan clients invovled in a lawsuit is helping its clients file claims with the Federal Bankruptcy Court to take part in the settlment. Attorney Mark Dancer stated that the…

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