In recent years, Michigan has seen a significant increase in personal injury claims, which has raised concerns among lawmakers, insurance companies, and legal professionals. In this article, we will explore some of the causes of this trend, its implications for the state’s legal system and insurance industry, and the legal responses that are being proposed to address this issue.
Causes of Rising Personal Injury Claims
One of the primary causes of rising personal injury claims in Michigan is the increase in car accidents and other types of accidents that result in bodily injury. According to the Michigan State Police, there were over 312,000 car accidents in the state in 2019, resulting in over 75,000 injuries and 985 fatalities.