Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Law
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I was in a motorcycle accident in Flint, Michigan and suffered a knee injury that required ACL surgery. Can I receive Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits for my medical bills and lost wages?
Yes, but a motor vehicle must be "involved" to be eligible for Michigan No-Fault benefits. Unfortunately, if the motorcycle does not involve another vehicle (either by direct contact or indirectly like being forced off the road), then there is no right to benefits.
I suffered a closed head injury and torn rotator cuff in a motorcycle accident in Lansing. I was forced off of the road by a semi-tractor trailer. Can I still make a claim for No-Fault insurance benefits, like medical bills and attendant care services even if there was no contact with the truck?
Yes. Actual contact is not required, but involvement with another vehicle is necessary to qualify for benefits. Whether another vehicle was involved depends on the facts of each case.
I was in a car accident in Ann Arbor and suffered a herniated disc in myback that required spinal fusion. My insurance company has cut off my benefits. What is the time limit for filing a no-fault insurance claim?
You must file your Michigan no-fault insurance lawsuit within one year of the date your unpaid insurance benefits were incurred, even if they have not been formally cut off.
My mother was neglected in a Michigan nursing home and got very bad bed sore . What can I do?
Many times, the bed sore is the result of negligent treatment from the staff, like failing to bathe the patient, failing to turn the patient, and failing to re-position the patient. Other times, they are unavoidable. It is necessary to have her chart reviewed to see if she proper treatment.
My mother fell in a nursing home in Detroit and broke her hip. It was diagnosed as a femoral neck fracture. The nursing staff was not supervising her when she fell. Can she file a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit to see money damages for her hip fracture ?
The facts regarding her fall and each case is different and really depends on her required level of supervision. If the nursing staff and doctors knew that she was a risk for falling and did not prescribe fall prevention procedures, they may be held liable for her injuries.
Can a person injured in a Michigan boat accident file a lawsuit against a negligent boater?
Yes. Michigan boaters have the legal duty to operate their boat in a safe and non-negligent manner. A boater who ignores the boating laws or drives in an unsafe manner can be sued for injuries caused by his negligence?
I was diagnosed with a closed head injury in a Michigan car accident. I would like to sue the other driver who caused the accident to compensate me for my injuries. Even though Michigan is a no-fault state, can I still sue him?
Yes. Car accident victims who have been diagnosed and treated for trauamatic brain injuries and closed head injuries can sue the negligent driver that caused the accident for money damages. You can also claim Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits from your own automobile insurance company to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care benefits, and other benefits.
Does the auto no-fault insurance company have to pay for brain injury treatment for a person who suffers a closed head injury in a Michigan car accident?
Yes, if the injury arose out of the accident and the brain injury treatment is necessary and reasonable.
I suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at my Ann Arbor apartment due to a defective furnace. Can I sue the apartment complex for my injuries?
Yes, if you can prove that the unsafe levels of carbon monoxide were due to the furnace being defective or in disrepair. We hire engineers and other experts to prove your case.
I suffered burn injuries on an airplane when a flight attendant spilled hot coffee on my arms during a flight. Can I sue the airline for my injuries?
Yes. We have handled such cases and the airline is liable for your injuries and typically pays a settlement for your claim.
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