No-Fault Litigation



Smith Haughey’s no-fault litigation attorneys have helped insurers and risk managers respond to transportation-related claims for decades. Our attorneys know the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act inside and out. We have successfully resolved thousands of transportation matters involving catastrophic and large loss property damage, insurance, indemnity, and subrogation issues.

Our attorneys routinely evaluate and defend “threshold injury” claims for non-economic damages brought under Section 3135 of the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act. Our ability to evaluate and vigorously defend injury claims is enhanced by substantial in-house resources, including one of Michigan’s finest technical medical libraries, a support staff including registered nurses, and the medical resources developed and maintained with our medical malpractice, health law and workers’ compensation practice groups.

We consistently monitor legislative activity affecting the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act and regularly provide educational seminars, articles, and reference materials to keep clients informed on relevant developments. We have also developed a close working relationship with investigating police officers, as well as experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, toxicology, computer reconstruction programs, meteorology, perception, and forensic pathology.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Motor carrier compliance and regulations
  • Personal and property protection disputes arising under the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act
  • Arbitration of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Personal injury liability claims