Review Past Event: The Big Bang Webinar

How Fraudulent & Suspicious No Fault Claims Impact Your Bottom Line

 Archived Webinar

The Big Bang 

How Fraudulent & Suspicious No Fault Claims
Impact Your Bottom Line

Originally Held: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Noon to 1 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Moderator: Michael W. Slater

Topic Overview

Michigan’s Auto No Fault Law is complex and ridden with pitfalls for insurers. Add to that fact the potential costs of covering lifetime medical services for policyholders participating in the state’s catastrophic accident claims fund, and you quickly understand some of the challenges of insuring drivers in Michigan.

If that’s not enough to keep you up at night, there are two other important factors to consider – fraudulent and suspicious claims, both of which are on the rise in Michigan. We’ve named this layer of added exposure “The Big Bang,” because it happens suddenly and with dramatic effect.

Specific topics included the nuts and bolts of provider litigation and techniques for combating PIP fraud.

Who Should Review? 

This webinar was designed to help insurance providers and risk managers understand the many facets of automobile no fault law and how such cases are often wrought with suspicious and even fraudulent claims that directly impact the bottom line.


Mike Slater   A partner in the firm's Grand Rapids office,  Michael W. Slater has spent his entire career defending the interests of insurance companies and their insureds. He is a member of the firm's Transportation Law Practice Group.

Mr. Slater devotes most of his current practice to the investigation of fraudulent or suspicious claims, particularly those involving motor vehicle accidents. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict and has earned dismissals on countless other matters prior to trial. Mr. Slater frequently speaks on issues relating to fraudulent matters, providing strategies to insurance personnel to investigate and defend these non-meritorious claims.

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan, Mr. Slater is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Association.