Our Michigan No-Fault insurance lawyers represent injury victims in cases relating to auto accidents. Many people are unaware that a person does not have to be in an actual car crash to qualify for insurance benefits. In fact, a person who falls while getting into a car or out of a car can often still qualify for benefits. These benefits include medical expenses, lost wages, household services, and attendant care benefits.
To determine whether an injured person can receive no-fault insurance benefits for a fall out of car or while getting into a car, it is necessary to determine whether the injury “aris[es] out of the owner-ship, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle” Whether an injury arises out of the use of plaintiff's vehicle as a motor vehicle "turns on whether the injury is closely related to “the transportational function of motor vehicles."
For example, if a person is placing items in a car or taking them out of the car, then there may be coverage. If a person falls after parking a vehicle and exiting the automobile, then no-fault insurance benefits are also available. Several court cases do require that the person have actual physical contact with the auto at the time of the fall, like holding onto the door handle or shutting the car door.
Many car insurance companies wrongfully deny these claims for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits and tell the insured person that they are not entitled to benefits. When this happens, the injured person should call our experienced Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers to help them with the claim We can obtain the unpaid benefits for you and many times recover our attorney’s fees from the insurance company for an improper denial of benefits.
Call our experienced no-fault insurance law firm today at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case. We do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement for you. We also pay all of the court costs and other expenses for you case, so it literally costs you nothing to get started.