Our Michigan auto accident attorneys recently filed a lawsuit for a client who suffered serious injuries in an Ypsilanti car accident. The accident occurred in the driveway of Defendant’s home in Livonia, Michigan. As our client was rummaging through the trunk of her vehicle in Defendant’s driveway for a package she was to deliver to Defendant’s home, the Defendant backed out of her driveway, colliding with the front end of our client’s car and violently knocking our client backwards and on to the ground behind her vehicle. Our client suffered serious injuries in the auto accident.
It is unknown whether the Defendant was covered by an auto insurance policy at the time of the accident. Fortunately, our client had purchased both uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage from her own insurance company, State Farm. This provides her with coverage in the event she was injured in an auto accident with an uninsured driver or if the defendant driver did have insurance but not up to an amount which would fairly compensate her for the full value of her damages.
Also, under Michigan's No Fault law, as the insurer of the owner of the motor vehicle that Plaintiff was operating, State Farm is 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 these expenses from the insurance company.
Our client suffered serious injuries which included a C4-5 disc protrusion, right shoulder supraspinatus tear, and back and knee pain.
The lawsuit against the Defendant and the uninsured/underinsured 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, wage loss, attendant care, replacement services, 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.
Victims injured in a car accident in Michigan, and the other driver did not have insurance, you still may be able to receive payment of no-fault benefits under your own auto insurance policy. If you or someone you know was injured in an auto accident with an uninsured driver, call our top rated personal injury law firm now at (800) 606-1717. Our Michigan auto accident attorneys will review your car insurance policy, determining whether or not you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and are eligible to receive payment of Michigan no-fault benefits. Call now for your free consultation!