Our Southfield car accident lawyers recently filed a first party Michigan No-Fault lawsuit for a client in the Wayne County Circuit Court. The case arises out of an intersection accident that occurred in the city Southfield at the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Telegraph. Our client was in the course of her employment with the Unites States Postal Service and the vehicle she was operating was owned by the Postal Service.
Federal motor vehicle are exempt from the Michigan No-Fault Act and as a result our office filed an application for No-Fault benefits with the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility (ACF). The ACF was created as part of the No-Fault Statute to provide No-Fault benefits to individuals injured in auto accidents, who are not otherwise precluded from getting no-fault benefits (theft, driving their own uninsured vehicle) and have no auto insurance coverage of their own or in their household. The ACF is the last resort under the priority statute.
The assigned insurance company has both failed and refused to pay benefits required under the Michigan No-Fault Insurance laws. The lawsuit seeks damages for those benefits, along with attorney’s fees for the bringing of the suit. No trial date has been set by the court.