Pursuing Compensation For Automobile Accident Injuries
Have you or a loved one been injured in an automobile accident in Michigan? Do you now feel lost in the system? Does the insurance adjuster assigned to you, while originally appearing to be kind and helpful, now refuse to answer your questions or calm your fears? Do you feel overwhelmed or scared, or fear you are about to lose everything you have worked so hard for?
For more than 30 years, attorney Richard J. Stolcenberg and RJS Law have been answering these questions and many others for individuals whose lives have been disrupted and destroyed by injuries from automobile accidents, or motorcycle or truck collisions. We work hard to help secure the best possible recovery available to help you move forward with your life.
Michigan No-Fault Law
Since 1973, Michigan has been using a “no-fault” law for auto accidents. Essentially, the system makes it so that your own insurance company covers your claim and pays for your basic immediate losses, such as medical expenses and lost income, regardless of whether the collision was your fault or not. Even if you were to blame for the car accident, you may be entitled to certain benefits.
Who Pays After A No-Fault Car Accident?
If you were injured in a car accident, the insurance company that pays for your benefits might be your own or the other driver’s insurance provider, depending on a number of factors. The benefits are the same regardless of which insurer pays.
Long-Term Benefits And Changes To Quality Of Life
Basic insurance benefits are useful where injuries are relatively minor or when a full recovery can be expected. However, people who have suffered serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and injuries resulting in amputation, will often require long-term, in some cases lifelong, medical care and treatment.
If your injuries are serious enough to have affected your quality of life or have restricted your activities, you may be able to recover additional damages from the at-fault driver or an insurance provider. These types of claims can be complicated, which is why experienced legal guidance is essential to helping you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If your benefits claim has been denied or if you want to learn more about your legal options following a car accident, speak with us. Call our law offices in Wyoming at 616-532-1666 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.