Broken ankle, truck get high court's attention

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court wants to know more about a Macomb County case in which a woman successfully sued her insurance company after breaking her ankle outside her parked truck.

The court might consider whether it was appropriate for Mona Lisa Frazier to be awarded benefits under her policy with Allstate Insurance. She says she fell on ice while trying to close the passenger door.

The Supreme Court wants to consider three issues, including whether Frazier's injury was the direct result of contact with equipment permanently mounted on the truck. That's a key point under Michigan law.

The trial judge and the Michigan appeals court say a door qualifies.

Allstate says it doesn't believe Frazier was touching the door when she fell.

Published: Tue, Jun 21, 2011