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Canada Residents & Drivers Injured in a Michigan Car Accident

canadian residents in michigan car accidentsOur Michigan car accident lawyers represent clients who have suffered serious injuries after an auto accident in Michigan.  This includes victims of car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.  The injuries suffered in a car accident are often very serious and can require extensive medical treatment, surgeries, and hospitalization. 

Due to our proximity to Canada, we are frequently contacted by Canadian citizens who are injured in car accidents in Michigan.  The injured client was either traveling through Michigan for work or vacation and was injured in an auto accident. Canadians who are injured in auto accidents in Michigan do have legal rights and are afforded several options to recover damages and be compensated.

Michigan Claims For Canadian Residents & Drivers

There are two types of claims that the visitor from Canada can pursue for auto accident related injuries.  First, the injured person can make a claim for personal injury damages against the negligent driver that caused the accident.  This is a claim for pain and suffering, disability, scars and disfigurements, and other similar types of damages.   These claims are typically filed against the negligent driver and that person’s auto insurance company.

The visitor from Canada can also file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits under certain circumstances if the injured person’s own auto insurance company is certified in Michigan.  These benefits include lost wages, medical expenses, household service expenses, and other tremendous benefits.  A claim for these benefits must be filed within one year after the accident.

The injured Canadian visitor can also elect to have benefits paid by the Ontario accident benefits regulation program.  These benefits also provide payment of medical expenses and lost wages.  There are some differences between the Ontario accident benefits regulation program and Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits, so the injury victim needs to carefully select which benefit program will be best for them after their car accident.  Our accident lawyers will assist you in determining which program is the best benefits program for you to select to provide you with the best and most comprehensive benefits.

Can I Sue the Negligent Driver for My Car Accident Injuries?

Yes. A person injured in an auto accident can also make a claim against the negligent driver that caused the accident, even if benefits are being claimed under the policies in Canada..  Liability claims provide for compensation for pain and suffering, disability, scars and disfigurements, and other non-economic type claims.  Third party liability claims are made against the insurance company for the other driver and owner of the other vehicle.

In accident cases involving the death, the surviving family members can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.  These lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering of the victim from the time of accident until death, the loss of society and companionship of the surviving family members, loss of income and support, medical expenses, and funeral and burial expenses.  The are in addition to the potential Survivors Loss Benefits claims available under the No-fault insurance laws.

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Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
  • "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
  • Honored as "Super Lawyers"
  • Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity

Our No Fee Promise on Michigan Auto Accident Cases

You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

Contact Our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers

If you are a resident of Canada and were injured in a motor vehicle accident in Michigan, you do have legal rights to pursue compensation. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to recover a settlement for you. There is nothing to lose, so call us today!

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan auto accident lawsuit claims.

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