Car Accident

Don't Delay Seeking Treatment After You Suffer A Personal Injury

Don't Delay Seeking Treatment After You Suffer A Personal Injury

In many personal injury cases, the need for medical assistance after a car accident, slip and fall, or dog bite injury is clear. The injured person may have a broken bone, fracture or require stitches and the need for immediate medical assistance is obvious. In other cases, the accident victim may be unsure whether they need to see a doctor and spend the time and incur the associated costs. 

Use Care On Michigan Roads This Memorial Day Weekend

Use Care On Michigan Roads This Memorial Day Weekend

Exercise Care this Memorial Day Weekend. With so many people on the road, the potential for dangerous auto accidents is high. Take extra caution while driving. Particularly allow for more space between vehicles and time to stop. Have a wonderful, but safe, weekend! 

Rear-End Collisions Pose Serious Dangers For Michigan Drivers

Rear-End Collisions Pose Serious Dangers For Michigan Drivers

Rear-end collisions can be particularly dangerous for Michigan drivers. If hit while stopped the injuries can be devastating. How many times have you been stopped at a light and and see the driver behind you coming up at a high rate of speed with his or her head in their phone?

Should I Contact A Personal Injury Attorney If My Injuries Are Only Minor?

 Should I Contact A Personal Injury Attorney If My Injuries Are Only Minor?

Regardless of the severity of your injuries, if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your rights to compensation.

Case Evaluation In Your Michigan Car Accident Case

Case Evaluation In Your Michigan Car Accident Case

Whether you have a Michigan car accident case, slip and fall case, dog bite case, medical malpractice case or other personal injury case, it is likely you will experience case evaluation. In most circuit court cases requesting money damages, the parties will submit to case evaluation or a mediation conference. 

House Bill Aims To Stop Cell Phone Use By Michigan Drivers

House Bill Aims To Stop Cell Phone Use By Michigan Drivers

Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress: Bystander Recovery

Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress: Bystander Recovery

Have you witnessed an injury to a close family member caused by someone else’s negligence? Did you subsequently suffer emotional distress after seeing a love one harmed? If so, you may be able to bring a claim for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. 

Beware Of High PIP Coverage Deductibles In Your Michigan No-Fault Policy

Beware Of High PIP Coverage Deductibles In Your Michigan No-Fault Policy

If you are involved in a Michigan auto accident, you are entitled to receive personal injury protection (PIP) benefits from the responsible no-fault insurer (usually this is your own insurance company). However, you should be aware that your auto insurance policy may have a high deductible that applies when you submit a claim for PIP benefits. 

Who Is The Responsible Michigan No-Fault Provider After An Auto Accident?

Who Is The Responsible Michigan No-Fault Provider After An Auto Accident?

Under the Michigan No-Fault Act, personal injury protection (PIP) benefits are available to anyone who sustains an injury “arising out of the ownership, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle.” MCL 500.3105. In most situations, the injured person receives no-fault benefits from his or her own insurance company. However, even if you do not have a car, you can still be injured in an auto accident. A passenger or pedestrian is still entitled to no-fault benefits regardless of whether he or she was the owner, driver or even an occupant of the motor vehicle involved in the accident.

Failing To Wear Your Seat Belt Could Cost You 5% Of Your Motor Vehicle Tort Recovery

Failing To Wear Your Seat Belt Could Cost You 5% Of Your Motor Vehicle Tort Recovery

Aside from putting you at risk for serious injuries if involved in a car accident, failing to wear your seat belt could make your responsible for a civil infraction. It could also constitute negligence and reduce your tort recovery in a subsequent motor vehicle negligence case against the at-fault driver.

Statute of Limitations For Michigan Personal Injury Cases

Statute of Limitations For Michigan Personal Injury Cases

The Statute of Limitations sets forth the maximum time after an event in which legal proceedings can be initiated. After the statute of limitations expires, unless a legal exception applies, the injured party loses the right to file a lawsuit. Don't wait until the time period for filing your claim expires to get compensation for your injuries. 

Worker's Compensation Liens On Third-Party Personal Injury Recoveries

Worker's Compensation Liens On Third-Party Personal Injury Recoveries

If you have been injured by a third-party while on the job, you may be entitled to bring a negligence case against the responsible party in addition to receiving worker's compensation benefits. However, your employer/worker's compensation carrier may have a lien on your third-party case for benefits it paid.

Coordinated & Excess Medical Coverage In Your Auto Insurance Policy

Coordinated & Excess Medical Coverage In Your Auto Insurance Policy

The Michigan No-Fault Act allows your insurance carrier to sell two types of no-fault coverage: full medical coverage and coordinated or excess coverage.

How Long After An Auto Accident Do I Have To Apply For Michigan No-Fault Benefits?

How Long After An Auto Accident Do I Have To Apply For Michigan No-Fault Benefits?

First-party benefits are commonly provided by your own auto insurance company and provide compensation for certain economic losses: typically hospital and medical expenses, wage loss and replacement services. In order to receive the maximum first-party benefits, the claimant must provide notice to the responsible insurance company within one year of the accident. 

Michigan Loss Of Consortium: Damages For The Spouse Of An Injured Person

Michigan Loss Of Consortium: Damages For The Spouse Of An Injured Person

Did you know that under Michigan law, the spouse of an injured person may have an independent claim for damages in the amount of the value of the services, society and companionship, and sexual relationship the spouse has been deprived of? 

Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers Reach $200,000 Pre-Suit Third-Party Auto Accident Settlement

Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers Reach $200,000 Pre-Suit Third-Party Auto Accident Settlement

Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers reached a $200,000 pre-suit settlement with the driver and vehicle owner responsible for causing a severe automobile accident this past July in eastern Michigan. 

Proposed Changes To Michigan No-Fault Would Harm Seriously Injured Accident Victims

Michigan legislators and the Insurance Coalition have proposed changes to Michigan's No-Fault Auto Insurance system that would harm seriously injured accident victims, while benefiting insurance companies. The proposed changes, would significantly reduce benefits for catastrophic claims without any guarantee that Michigan drivers would see a reduction in their rates. Contact your state representative or senator today to have your voice heard. 

Motor Vehicle Exception To Governmental Immunity

Motor Vehicle Exception To Governmental Immunity

Generally, the government is immune from tort liability when engaged in a governmental function (see When Can The Government Be Sued?). However, an exception to this general rule exists when a officer, agent, or employee of a governmental agency negligently operates a motor vehicle for which the governmental agency owns. 

Michigan: Most Expensive State For Auto Insurance

Michigan: Most Expensive State For Auto Insurance

The Zebra, a national quote comparison website for car insurance, released their 2016 report titled "The State of Auto Insurance" and it revealed bad news for Michigan residents. Michigan led the country with the highest average annual auto insurance premium. The report found that the average Michigan driver spends $2,087 per year on auto insurance.

Michigan No-Fault Benefits: The Difference Between Replacement Services And Attendant Care

Michigan No-Fault Benefits: The Difference Between Replacement Services And Attendant Care

A common confusion among many clients injured in a Michigan car accident is the difference between these first-party No-Fault benefits that sound similar, but which in reality are distinct.