Court reinstates dismissed "serious impairment" cases
Two women, Hall and Moore, were hurt when their car was rear-ended by David MIko. The trial judge ruled that neither woman suffered a "serious impairment of bodily function" and summarily dismissed both cases. The Court of Appeals reversed. It noted that both women had put forth sufficient proof of a change in lifestyle to create a genuine issue of material fact for jurors to decide. It noted that the no fault statute requires proof that the victims' normal life is "affected" by the injury: it need not be "destroyed."