HAZEL PARK, Mich., Aug. 1, 2023 — The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of catastrophic accident survivors in Andary v. USAA yesterday. The results of this ruling mean that nearly 17,000 Michiganders who were catastrophically injured in accidents before the legislative overhaul must be paid in full and are not subject to cost controls. The decision also exempts pre-2019 crash survivors from the 56-hour per week cap on in-home attendant care that is provided by a patient’s family or friends. After the ruling announcement, state Rep. Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) issued the following statement:

“I welcome yesterday’s decision in favor of the families who have been negatively impacted by the 2019 no-fault law. They have finally received the justice they have been seeking, but it doesn’t end here. We still have a lot of work to do to help the survivors to whom this Supreme Court decision does not grant relief. I look forward to working with my colleagues to find solutions for auto insurance that make sense for every Michigander.”