What’s next for Michigan auto accident lawyers and car accident injury victims after McCormick v. Carrier?
On July 31, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court overturned Kreiner v. Fischer, and with it, the nation’s harshest auto accident injury threshold for accident victims. The case that replaced Kreiner v. Fischer is McCormick v. Carrier. McCormick restores the right to sue for pain and suffering personal injuries, including broken bones and surgeries, that are very serious but that are not permanent and life-altering, as the appellate cases after Kreiner increasingly demanded.
The question now - for accident victims and personal injury lawyers - is what’s next? With a historic Republican landslide last November, the Republicans took back the Michigan Court. And with that change in the Court’s composition comes the increasing likelihood of another dramatic whipsaw to Michigan’s auto accident threshold law.