One of the things that always made me laugh to myself when I was out running errands, meeting up in public with friends, or just cruising around in the community doing everyday activities was when strangers would approach me to tell me “how inspiring” I was or how great it was to “see me out”. I wondered what was “inspiring” about my shopping list or if there was some other place that I should be. When I was newly-injured, over ten years ago, I used to get frustrated when strangers made comments which I felt marginalized me, or made assumptions about my capabilities as an individual, that appeared to be based solely off of someone else’s perceptions of what it meant to live with a disability. As I grew into my “new life”, added to my palate of experiences, and expanded my network of resources and peers; my feelings related to those random, public interactions began to change...
In 1976, just 3 years after Michigan's groundbreaking Auto No-Fault law was enacted, insurance commissioner Thomas C. Jones released at 30 page report detailing the impact of the legislation on both health care costs and insurance premiums.
When it comes to praising Michigan’s No Fault auto insurance system, few have done so as enthusiastically and consistently as the Insurance Institute of Michigan and its Executive Director Pete Kuhnmuench.
As the auto insurance industry gangs up to restrict our No Fault law in Michigan, words of praise From IIM and its executive director provide perspective. Michigan no fault is valuable; just ask Peter Kuhnmuench of the Insurance Institute Of Michigan.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
The severity of traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe.