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02.20.19 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.05.19 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.07.19 2019 Risk Management Workshop
03.14.19 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting
03.14.19 U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting
03.26.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
02.19.19 Inmate Manipulation Training
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.26.19 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
04.29.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.02.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.20.19 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
05.29.19 Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for SWAT & Emergency Response Operations


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MMRMA Announces $1.5 Million Distribution from State Pool Retention Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.


February 2019
Smart Onboarding and Orientation Practices; MMRMA Updates Five Valuable Risk Control Brochures; Preview of Risk Management Workshop

Bills Seek to Deter "Ambulance Chasers"

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Legislation has been introduced to limit the contact lawyers and their associates can have with accident victims for the first 30 days following an accident.

For years, personal injury lawyers who solicit injured parties in the aftermath of an accident have been called “ambulance chasers.” Despite Hollywood’s portrayal, no one really believes these lawyers hang around in hospital waiting rooms or follow the flashing lights of ambulances. However, many accident victims have complained that, as soon as their official accident report is filed, they receive letters or calls from law firms offering professional services. In response to these concerns, the Michigan legislature is considering two bills, HB 4770 and HB 4771.

These bills would restrict access to official reports containing victim contact information for 30 days after an accident and prohibit “direct solicitation” by lawyers, as well as non-lawyers working on their behalf, for the same period.




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

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