(CBS DETROIT) — Red Wings legends Vladimir Konstantinov and Darren McCarty join the Brain Injury Association of Michigan to kick off the “Rally for Vlady” on Thursday, a rally held on behalf of 18,000 catastrophically injured Michiganders.
“Rally for Vlady: Lighting the Lamp for 18,000 Auto No-Fault Survivors” kicks off at 4 p.m., June 23, at the Spirit of Detroit Plaza.
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The rally comes a week after the 25th anniversary of the tragic accident which left Konstantinov with life-altering brain damage and requiring round-the-clock care.
The rally also comes as families await a decision on a Court of Appeals case regarding the state’s no-fault auto insurance reform law passed in 2019.
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The new law, which came into force on July 1, 2021, aimed to reduce insurance rates.
In addition, no-fault medical insurance for survivors of catastrophic accidents has been reduced to 55% coverage. However, opponents say the new law impacts the care they receive over the years due to the retroactive application of the reforms.
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