Our Ann Arbor car accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for unpaid no-fault insurance expenses. The claim arose out of a bicycle accident in which our client was struck by a car and suffered serious injuries, including an incapacitating traumatic brain injury. His insurance company, Liberty Mutual, was responsible for paying no-fault insurance benefits arising from injuries suffered in the auto accident. The insurance company has failed to may many of those benefits, including wage loss payments.
Every driver in the State of Michigan is required to have an automobile insurance policy with no-fault benefits. Whether you were injured in a Michigan car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, or just like this incident a bicycle accident, you are most likely entitled to Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. Victims are entitled to these benefits even if they were at fault for the accident.
The key to obtaining your insurance benefits after a bicycle accident in Michigan is determining which no-fault insurance company is responsible for paying your benefits. In Michigan, there is an Order of Priority for determining which insurer must pay benefits. First, if you own an insured vehicle then your own car insurance company will pay those benefits. If you do not have an insured vehicle, then the next source of insurance coverage would be a relative living in the same household as you with auto insurance. If neither of those apply, then the auto insurance company for the motor vehicle that struck you would be responsible for paying your benefits. If that vehicle was not insured, you would be able to make your claim with the Assigned Claims Facility.
We filed the lawsuit in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court for unpaid no-fault insurance benefits. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $25,000.00 which includes a demand for both attorney’s fees and penalty interest. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know was injured in an Ann Arbor car accident while riding your bike, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We will explain your legal rights and determine which no-fault insurance company is responsible for paying your no-fault benefit claim. We will also represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise, which means no fees whatsoever until we win or settle your Michigan no-fault insurance case. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation! One of our experienced Ann Arbor car accident lawyers will discuss your case with you and answer any questions that you may have regarding your bicycle crash injuries.