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Car accident victims rights - Michigan lawyer advice

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Uploaded on Oct 7, 2007

The Michigan auto accident law is complicated, strict on auto accident victims, and ever changing. Below is a video on the Michigan auto law, as deemed by the Michigan Supreme Court. It's called Kreiner v. Fischer and it made it very difficult for auto accident victims with serious injuries to have sue for negligence and pain and suffering. In the past, there was legislation aimed at overturning this harsh law. Michigan Auto Law partner Robert Raitt speaks about this legislation, which never went through.
Update: Kreiner v. Fischer has since been updated to a law called McCormick v. Carrier. Under McCormick v. Carrier, people who seek compensation for injuries and pain and suffering have a better chance at a fair recovery. McCormick says a person can qualify for pain and suffering damages if his or her normal life is affected -- not completely altered by a car accident as Kreiner required.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Michigan and have questions about your legal rights, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. The call and the advice is free.

You can find more information on http://www.michiganautolaw.com/car-ac....

Here's what Bob has to say about the past legislation to overturn Kreiner v. Fischer:
I'm Bob Raitt. I'm a partner at the law firm. I want to talk to you a little bit about some legislation that is sitting in the Michigan Senate. It's very important to both our practice of law, because we practice in automobile negligence cases and serious truck accidents, as your rights as citizens of the state, should you be injured in an automobile collision. We sit here today under a law with a case name Kreiner v. Fischer. Kreiner v. Fischer came out years ago and this Michigan Supreme Court basically stripped the rights of citizens when they're in accidents with serious injuries, to get their cases through to a jury. In fact, after that Michigan Supreme Court case came down, the first 165 Michigan Supreme Court cases, 140 found for the defendant, and took the rights away from you citizens. Fortunately, I am involved as president of the Michigan Association for Justice, which is over 1,700 attorneys across the state. Our organization, along with attorneys who are involved with automobile negligence like our firm have pushed legislation through the house and it now sits in the Senate to change this law, Kreiner v. Fischer law. I implore you to talk to your representatives and give them support for what they have done in moving this through the Senate; or whether they're Senators, letting them know that you know about what's going on. You know if you or your loved ones are in an automobile collision that your rights have been taken away. And ask them to support the legislation. The Kreiner Fix Legislation that sits in the Senate now. All we need is a fix on the Senate side, and the bad law that the Michigan Supreme Court set forth will be changed -- much more in line with what the Michigan Legislature intended it to be; giving you back rights. Because we have cases that the common citizen wouldn't believe are getting thrown out on a daily basis -- whether you're talking about an individual who was hit by a drunk driver and goes through knee surgeries and has permanent restrictions, or you're talking about an individual who has neck surgery with six months of disability, or a 76 year old grandmother who has six fractured ribs. Those cases were thrown out, and hundreds like them have been thrown out because of the ridiculous (quite frankly) law that has been put in place by the Supreme Court. So I implore you to talk to your senators, talk to your representatives about the legislation, and hopefully we will help and fix this problem for you, and allow us to more effectively represent our clients who are seriously injured in automobile collisions. Thank you.

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