JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 7, 2018 Michigan motorists are very familiar with the special fee in their no-fault car insurance bills — currently $192 per year — that is specifically for the care and medical bills of the most catastrophically injured auto accident victims. It is less known that the no-fault system allows lawyers to take a one-third cut of these victims' benefit money indefinitely, even for the life of a crash survivor. That is what happened to Michael Powers, 51, of Lapeer, who has been a paraplegic since a 1993 auto accident caused by a drunk driver. For years and until last December, one-third of his no-fault benefits money for in-home nursing aides went to a personal injury attorney. That arrangement limited how much he could pay his aides, he said, and ended only after Powers says he learned from another … [Read more...] about No-fault lawyer took fees from injured car crash victims
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Cars have been around for more than a century now. We take it for granted that we have names like ‘automobile’ and ‘car’ to describe these four-wheeled beasts we love so much; they’re the only names we’ve ever known. But, friends, it could have been worse. It could have been so much worse. What started out as a quest to explore the rise and fall of some of America’s original auto manufacturers turned into a realization that, dear God, just about everyone who put an engine on some wheels had a different name for their creation. I mean, it makes sense; I’m sure the cavemen who invented clothing all had a different name for what they were covering their bodies with. It makes sense that cars wouldn’t have always been ‘cars’. See, what we consider our norm today pissed off a lot of people back in the day. In an August 1897 issue, The New York Times reported that “the new mechanical wagon with the awful name … [Read more...] about Before They Were Called Automobiles, Cars Had a Lot of Terrible Names
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, is reportedly being examined by the FBI, in part because of his time as a New York City taxi business owner. This week, he’s receiving some extra scrutiny over his time an attorney in a new investigative report by Rolling Stone: the outlet found he represented clients in the past who staged car accidents for insurance money. Prior to working for Trump, Cohen hustled as a personal injury lawyer, filing suits “on behalf of people with little means who were seeking compensation for the injuries they suffered in car collisions,” Rolling Stone said. But there was a major issue with some of Cohen’s cases, the news outlet added: Some of the crashes at issue didn’t appear to be accidents at all. A Rolling Stone investigation found that Cohen represented numerous clients who were involved in deliberate, planned car crashes as part of an attempt to cheat insurance companies. Furthermore, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Lawyer Had Clients Who Staged Car Accidents For Insurance Money: Report
The 1970 Daytona 500 was a remarkable race in NASCAR history for a variety of reasons, many of which revolved around the winged cars that showed up to race there. The Dodge Charger Daytonas and Plymouth Superbirds were there in force and helped push the qualifying speeds into the mid-190 MPH range. But before the big show – the 500, which was won by Pete Hamilton in a Superbird – one of the qualifying races was marred by a fatal accident. And the big race had a spectacular crash of another winged car. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In the second qualifying race, a rookie named Tab Prince crashed his Daytona. It was his first-ever NASCAR start and when his car spun out, he was broadsided by Bill Seifert. Everyone agreed there was nothing Seifert could have done to avoid the collision but he still felt terrible about it. “I couldn’t see a thing. There was smoke everywhere. There appeared to be fire ahead; I could see it through the smoke. I knew I was … [Read more...] about How Mopar Engineers Kept Wings Attached to Superbirds and Daytonas After a Freak Accident
Buyers of bad cars often call me, asking if there might be some loophole they can climb through to get out of their purchase. Is it possible they can “undo” a purchase agreement? Sometimes, they wonder if perhaps they can argue that there was no binding agreement in the first place. At what point does the buyer of a car go from “shopping” to “owning” the car? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I’ve heard from buyers–or shoppers–who hoped they could back out of a deal because they had not furnished the down payment yet, even though they had signed a purchase agreement. Or, who hoped they could back out of a car purchase because their inspection revealed the car was defective–a few days after they took delivery and got the car home.Some callers were dealing with car dealers and some were dealing with individuals. While the paperwork in these transactions was often different, the legal theories covering them remained the … [Read more...] about Can You Return a Car To the Seller After You Buy It?