If you’re suffering from injuries from a motor vehicle accident, you may be struggling to understand your rights under Michigan law. Michigan no-fault insurance typically covers medical bills and most lost wages for drivers and passengers after accidents.
However, there are some exceptions, and an experienced car accident lawyer will need to review your case to make sure you’re getting the compensation you deserve.
Michigan’s no-fault laws means that each individual’s injuries are covered by their own insurance, regardless of which driver caused the accident. For passengers without their own no-fault auto insurance, their medical bills may be covered by a relative’s insurance policy, or by the policy of the car’s driver or owner.
Even in cases where the injured individual is completely uninsured, they may be able to file a claim with the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility. In some cases, a dangerous or drunk driver may be sued for certain damages. However, Michigan’s no-fault laws make it tricky to prove responsibility and win compensation without an experienced lawyer’s help.
Personal Injury Protection insurance can cover a wide range of medical costs, and can also cover up to 85% of lost wages for up to three years. Any and all claims must be fully documented, and a lawyer may need to assist you in documenting everything.
The need for accurate documentation is even more important in pain and suffering cases. While pain and suffering claims are generally not allowed under no-fault claims, these claims may be allowed in cases where one’s injuries are life-altering and seriously impair bodily function.
Motor vehicle accident laws in Michigan are complex, and the benefits and rights in your case may be different than you expect. It’s important to see an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Cochran, Kroll and Associates, P.C., specializes in personal injury practice areas and has decades of combined experience in car accident injury cases. Our law firm can help you deal with insurance claims while treating your case with the care it deserves. We handle truck accidents, personal injury claims, and more across Ann Arbor and the Metro Detroit area. Call us today at (866)-308-6261 for your free consultation.
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