Our auto accident lawyers in Michigan recently settled an uninsured motorists lawsuit for a client who was injured in a Detroit car accident. On the date of the accident, our 39 year old client was employed with the City of Detroit Water Department. He is left hand dominant, which is important as he sustained an injury to his left hand and wrist. He had an honorable discharge from the Navy after 4 ½ years of service.
Our client was injured by an uninsured car. That car became disabled and was left in the roadway without the hazard lights on. Our client had purchased uninsured motorists coverage through State Farm Insurance and we filed a lawsuit on his behalf for those benefits.
Uninsured motorist benefits are contractual benefits a person is entitled to if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident where the at fault party is uninsured. 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 multiple fractures to his left hand and finger and had to his wrist. He also had neck, shoulder, and back pain and underwent epidural injections in his back. We were able to settle his case with State Farm Insurance for $50,000 for his pain and suffering claim. His lost wages, medical bills, and other No-Fault Insurance Benefits were also paid by State Farm Insurance. He will continue to receive these benefits.