A proposed reform to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance is circulating in the Legislature.
Among other things, it would cap benefits for people who suffer severe injuries in auto accidents at $1 million.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has come out as a strong opponent to this legislation.
Patterson is still recovering from a serious auto accident he had last summer, and his driver, James Cram of Owosso, was paralyzed from the neck down.
In this interview with Jennifer White, Patterson talks about his opposition to the proposed legislation and his recovery.
You can listen to the full interview above.
Patterson wanted to be clear that he and his driver were working at the time of their accident.
Their medical bills are covered by worker's compensation, so Patterson says his opposition to changes to Michigan's no-fault insurance laws are not for his own benefit.
"Did the accident make me more aware and more sensitized to the plight of people who suffer from catastrophic injuries? Absolutely," he said.