Our car accident lawyers recently settled an uninsured motorist claim lawsuit against Progressive Insurance for $37,000. Our client was injured when he hit a disabled car with no insurance while driving on Telegraph Road.
Uninsured benefits are based upon the insurance policy, which means that the terms of the insurance contract control the right to benefits. The policy that provides the uninsured motorist benefits can be a auto insurance policy issue to the injured person, a member of the injured person's family or household, or some other policy.
Our client suffered serious injuries in the accident to his back and neck. Back and neck injuries are quite common results of an auto accident due to the trauma and impact caused by these collisions. Treatment for injuries, to the back, for example can often reduce pain and help increase actively, but often times the accident victim is unable to return to work at all or misses substantial time from work. Most doctors attempt conservative treatments, like physical therapy, first and then only recommend surgery after all other non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve the pain and disability. Back surgeries include spinal fusions, laminectomies, placement of hardware, and pain management procedures. There is often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
We filed an uninsured motorist lawsuit against our client's own insurance company, Progressive Insurance, for the personal injury damages suffered in the accident. The uninsured motorist provision in the policy provides insurance coverage in the event that a person is injured in a car accident due to someone's fault and there is no car insurance to cover the negligent party. In this case, we filed the lawsuit and settled the case at mediation.
If you or someone is injured after being hit by a driver without insurance in Michigan, call our top rated car accident attorneys now to discuss your case. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. top legal team will review your auto insurance policy and assist you in filing your uninsured motorist claim. Call today at (800) 606-1717.