Car accidents in the State of Michigan are often traumatic events that can lead to serious personal injuries and financial hardship for victims. On many occasions, these accidents occur because another driver is negligent and fails to operate their motor vehicle in a careful, reasonable, and prudent manner.
When it comes to car accidents, Michigan is a no-fault insurance state. This means that if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, your own insurance (Personal Injury Protection – or PIP – Coverage) should cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses, up to the limit of your insurance coverage. This is true regardless of who caused the accident. However, in some instances, you may be able to step outside the no-fault system and pursue a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver to ensure you receive compensation for all of your accident-related losses.
The Michigan no-fault process can be confusing, and it is important that you pursue all of the legal and monetary benefits to which you are entitled following a car accident. The knowledgeable Michigan car accident lawyers at Nickola Law understand the complexities and nuances of the process and can help you pursue the maximum compensation available to you.
Car accidents can occur for a variety of different reasons, including driver negligence. All drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on or near the road. Drivers may breach this duty of care by engaging in distracted driving, violating traffic laws and other regulations, drinking and driving, and any other careless behaviors on the road. Although most car accident cases in Michigan must proceed through the no-fault system, there are certain instances where you might be able to hold a negligent driver accountable.
To file a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit against the driver who caused your Michigan accident – and in order to recover non-economic losses, including compensation for pain and suffering – one of the following must be true:
Being involved in a Michigan car accident can be a serious and costly matter, and accident victims may need to undergo significant medical treatment and miss time at work. If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision, the experienced car accident attorneys at Nickola Law can assist you with your insurance claim and help you pursue the compensation you need. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Michigan car accident lawyer near you, contact us today.
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