Our auto accident lawyers in Michigan recently settled an uninsured motorists claim for $90,000.00. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and knee in the accident that occurred in Oak Park, Michigan. The driver that caused the accident did not have auto insurance at the time of the accident.
Our client was insured through AAA Insurance Company and he had wisely purchased uninsured motorist coverage with his policy. This coverage provided him with insurance in the event that he was involved in a car accident with another driver without insurance. Because so many Michigan drivers are uninsured and are driving cars with no insurance, it is essential that all drivers on the Michigan roads and highways have uninsured motorists coverage.
Under the AAA insurance policy, our client was required to submit his matter to binding arbitration rather than go through the traditional circuit court lawsuit filing procedure. Our auto accident lawyer was able to settle the case for $90,000.00, which was substantial because the insurance policy only had limits of $100,000.00. This settlement did not include the claims for lost wages, medical expenses, or attendant care service expenses which were paid voluntarily by the insurance company as required under the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Laws.
Victims who suffer injuries in a Michigan car accident due to a negligent driver may be entitled to no-fault benefits, even if the negligent driver did not have auto insurance at the time of the accident. If uninsured motorist coverage is purchased on the victim’s auto insurance, they may be able to file a lawsuit against their own insurance company for no-fault benefits.
If you or a family member suffer injuries in a Michigan car accident, and your auto insurance company denies your uninsured motorist claim, even when you have uninsured motorist coverage on your policy, you need to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer in Michigan. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced Michigan car accident lawyer. We will start working on your uninsured motorists claim immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case against the insurance company.