Michigan’s law on suing for pain and suffering after an accident is complex. Most car accidents are addressed under Michigan’s no-fault laws. Michigan’s no fault laws are a series of laws that address the type of benefits you may be entitled to after a car accident. The law also determines which insurance carriers will be responsible for paying no-fault benefits and the amount of time you are able to receive benefits after an accident. Most importantly, Michigan’s no-fault law determines when an injured accident victim may file a lawsuit to seek compensation for injuries.
Michigan law requires accident victims prove several critical issues before receiving compensation for pain and suffering:
The most challenging part of seeking compensation after under Michigan’s no-fault laws is demonstrating you have a threshold injury. Demonstrating you have a serious disability, or impairment of body function, is not simple and straightforward. The law does not provide juries or judges with guidelines on this issue. While there are no guidelines, courts and juries will examine factors that include:
Recovering after an accident can be difficult. You may be able to use your own insurance to cover some medical expenses and insurance may even cover lost wages. However, insurance may not be enough to cover other non economic losses you may suffer. When this happens you should contact a personal injury attorney at Nickola Law. We can help you submit a claim for pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation
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