Our car accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a Ludington single vehicle crash that killed Ted Douglas. Ted Douglas was driving his pickup truck when it veered off Dennis Road near U.S. 10 in Amber Township. No other vehicles were involved. Police are still investigating the causes of the accident.
I am very sorry to hear about this extremely unfortunate tragedy. My sympathies go out to the Douglas family.
Many times, family members think there is nothing that can be done when someone is injured or killed in a car accident and no other car was involved. This is simply not true. Under Michigan's No Fault Act, No Fault benefits are available to all insured drivers who are hurt or killed in a car accident regardless of the number of cars involved and regardless of fault.
In this case, Michigan No Fault Law enables a victim’s family to file a survivor loss benefits lawsuit which includes money from the no-fault insurance company for loss of their financial support and loss of household services, as well as payment for a portion of the funeral bill. At the very least, the victim’s family should contact the best possible car accident attorney in Michigan to discuss their legal rights.
A claim for Michigan Survivor's Loss Benefits must be submitted to the insurance adjuster assigned to the claim. To file a survivor's loss claim, family members will need to submit a copy of the death certificate, as well as a copy of the funeral bill. Additionally, relatives will be required to present written proof of the loss of financial support and household services.
It is important when making a claim after the loss of a loved one that you do it immediately after the death due to the statute of limiations under Michigan law. For more information about filing a no-fault claim or for legal advice regarding the death of your loved after a Michigan car accident, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We have significant experience in these types of cases and after discussing your case with you will be able to tell you if you have a case worth pursuing and what the likelihood is of receiving a settlement. Call now for your free consultation!