Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. no-fault insurance lawyers recently settled a trailer injury lawsuit for a 32 year old client against his auto insurance company.
Our client suffered a severe ankle fracture when he was stepping across the tongue of his travel trailer to secure a latch on the trailer. The accident took place in Detroit, Michigan. He underwent significant medical treatment including surgical repair of the ankle with plates and screws and physical therapy.
He also missed significant time from work and required assistance around the home doing housework that he was unable to do because of his injuries. His insurance company began paying no-fault benefits and then later cut-off benefits claiming that how the incident happened did not fall within Michigan no-fault law. The insurance company thereafter refused to pay wage loss, medical expenses, attendant care or replacement services.
The lawsuit included claims against our clients insurance company for refusal to pay no-fault benefits as required by Michigan statutory law. We were able to help him receive payment for the benefits he was rightfully entitled to and settle the claim prior to trial.
No-Fault benefits are benefits you are entitled to receive under Michigan law, regardless of fault, if you were injured in an accident that involved a motor vehicle. A trailer is considered a motor vehicle and because the injures to Detroit client involved the trailer he is entitled to receive such benefits.
Insurance companies will often deny payment to victims or cut-off benefits so that they are no longer able to receive them. If this happens, seek advice from one of our top rated attorneys. You do have legal rights and you may be able to pursue a claim against your own insurance company to receive payment. For more information and to see if you have the legal right to file a lawsuit, call our law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We have significant experience in these types of cases and will represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim. Even if you are denied benefits and you think you are not entitled to such payment, we recommend you still discuss your case as often times people are not always aware of all the stipulations in Michigan statutory law.