Our auto accident attorneys recently filed a Michigan no-fault insurance lawsuit for an out of state resident injured in a Michigan car accident. The injury victim from Chicago, Illinois was visiting family members In Michigan when he was involved in the car accident. He was driving a rental car at the time of the crash.
An out of state resident injured in a Michigan auto accident while in Michigan does have legal rights. The injured out of state resident may be able to make a claim for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, even if they live in a state that does not have no-fault insurance benefits and their own insurance policy does not provide for these benefits. This is a tremendous benefit for the out of state resident because Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits pay for wages lost from work, medical expenses, and household chores.
Our client was insured through York Insurance Company for the no-fault insurance benefits. He suffered a cervical spine injury that required surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. York Insurance Company sent him for an independent medical examination and as expected the doctor recommended the termination of his benefits. The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan and seeks payment for medical expenses, wage loss, and household services. A claim for attorney’s fees and interest was also made in the lawsuit. No trial date has been set by the court.