Our car injury attorneys in Michigan settled a no-fault insurance lawsuit against Hartford Insurance Company for a client who was injured in an auto accident. The client was disabled from work due to injuries caused by an auto accident. He was not employed at the time of the accident but we pursued a claim for him because he was actively seeking employment at the time of the accident.
Through a 1975 amendment to the No-Fault Act, which added MCL 500.3107a, work loss benefits became available for injured persons who were not employed at the time of the accident as long as they can prove that their unemployment was only temporary and that they would have earned wage or salary income had they not been injured in the accident. MCL 500.3107a is expressly tied to the work loss benefits provisions of MCL 500.3107(1)(b). Thus, like typical work loss claimants, temporarily unemployed claimants must prove that their accident injuries resulted in a loss of income that they would have earned from employment.
We filed a lawsuit against Hartford Insurance in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The lawsuit sought payment of lost wages due to his temporary unemployment. The case settled prior to trial.
If you or someone you know is seeking employment but recently became disabled due to injuries suffered in a Michigan car accident, you do have legal rights to seek compensation for lost wages against your insurance company. If your insurance company denies your wage loss benefits, call our top rated Michigan car accident lawyers now so that we may help you file a claim and prove that you are actively seeking employment and are eligible to receive the Michigan no-fault benefits you are entitled to. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717. Our Michigan car accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case.