Letter to the editor: No-fault insurance needs reform

Macomb Daily

I found your article on State Farms endeavor to avoid payment to a wheelchair bound person involved in a car accident while using his electric wheelchair very sad.

Being a disabled veteran I use an electric wheel chair that is provided by my local grocery store and many other businesses.

I’m a bit concerned as I take this electric wheelchair to my car to unload the items I have purchased.

If State Farm prevails I guess I could lose all my medical coverage if by chance I was involved in an auto accident while in the parking lot.

Why, It does not have no fault insurance. Therefore I am driving an uninsured vehicle according to State Farm thus excluded from going to my own no-fault insurance.

Not only is State Farm searching for new ways to deny coverage they will cause all business that care for the handicap to eliminate electric wheelchairs.

Not only is this against all common sense and decency to call a wheelchair a vehicle that needs no-fault insurance it further hinders all handicap people.

It’s just another reason why no fault insurance needs to be revoked and at the very least revisited and fixed.

Michigan has the highest no fault insurance cost in the country. Lifetime benefits are really more than we can afford and its time the Michigan legislature’s address changing the no-fault law to bring it more in line with other no-fault states.

The no-fault issue has been on the legislature’s agenda for far too long. I challenge them to get off their chairs and do something.

Jim Julien,
U.S. Army (Ret.)
Sterling Heights

Originally posted by the Macomb Daily