A person from Canada injured in a Michigan car accident does have legal rights. A visitor from Canada can pursue two types of claims if injured. The first claim is for personal injury damages against the negligent driver that caused the accident. Personal injury damages can include pain and suffering, disability, scars and disfigurement, and more. This type of lawsuit is typically filed against the negligent driver and that person’s auto insurance company.
The second claim a person from Canada injured in a Michigan car accident may be able to make is a claim for No-Fault Insurance benefits. The visitor can only do this if their own auto insurance company is certified in Michigan. The injured victim can also elect to have these type of benefits paid by the Ontario accident benefits regulation program. The car accident victim should carefully select which benefit program is best for them as there are some difference between the Ontario accident benefits program and the Michigan No-Fault Insurance system.
If you or someone you know is from Canada and suffers injuries in a Michigan car accident while visiting, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. auto accident attorneys now to discuss your case. Our Michigan law office does handle these types of cases and will represent you under our No Fee Promise, meaning there are no legal fees or costs until your case is settled or won. Call today at (800) 606-1717.