Our Michigan auto accident attorneys recently filed a lawsuit for an 18 year old client who suffered serious injuries in a Lincoln Park car accident while operating his mother’s motor vehicle. The accident occurred on Southfield Road at Dix Highway in Lincoln Park when a hit and run driver rear ended our client’s car at a high rate of speed. The vehicle that the hit and run driver was operating was a stolen car. Our client suffered serious injuries in the auto accident.
The hit and run driver was never located nor identified. Fortunately, our client’s mother had purchased uninsured motorists coverage from her own insurance company, Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan. This provides him with coverage in the event that he was injured in an auto accident by an uninsured or hit and run driver. The lawsuit seeks payment of those benefits from the insurance company.
Under Michigan's No Fault law, as the insurer of the owner of the motor vehicle that Plaintiff was operating, Farm Bureau is also responsible to provide our client with payment of Michigan No Fault benefits, which include payment of medical expenses, wage loss, attendant care and replacement services as necessary and as incurred as a result of the accident. The lawsuit seeks payment of medical expenses from the insurance company.
Our client suffered serious injuries which included a herniated disc at T6-7, lumbar muscle strain and neck pain. His treating neurosurgeon has advised that given our client’s age he would like to avoid surgery if possible. However, he is proceeding with conservative treatment including utilization of a stimulation device, physical therapy and chiropractic treatment to try to avoid the need for surgery.
The uninsured motorist lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and other personal injury damages caused by the accident. The No Fault lawsuit seeks damages for the unpaid medical expenses, penalty interest and penalty attorney fees. The case was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know was injured in a Michigan car accident, by a hit and run driver, you still may be eligible to seek payment of medical expenses and other no-fault benefits from your own insurance company. Call our top rated attorneys at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and determine the legal recourse that may be available to you. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. auto accident law firm office will review your insurance policy and ensure you receive every benefit you are entitled to. Call now!