Our traumatic brain injury lawyers frequently represent brain injury survivors in lawsuits and claims related to Michigan car accidents. The outcomes from a closed head injury can be very complex and unpredictable. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family.
According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, about 30% of all closed head injuries in Michigan, including TBI’s are caused in car accidents. A significant number of brain injuries also come from motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Due to the severity of these injuries, these cases often result in significant settlements and jury verdicts.
Michigan Closed Head Injuries: No-Fault Insurance Benefits
In Michigan, the closed head injury survivor has several potential claims. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as "first party" or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
The closed head injury survivor may also have claims for personal injury damages against the negligent driver and owner of the vehicle involved in the accident. These damages are for pain and suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic type damages. These damages are also substantial.
It is essential that the closed head injury survivor and family choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving closed head injuries and traumatic brain injuries as well as a thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury. He or she should also be adept at battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our lawyers are members of the Michigan Brain Injury Association and participate in the annual convention in Lansing, Michigan every year. Attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire is a member of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council and is frequently invited as a guest speaker to groups of nurse case managers and other medical providers on issues relating to Michigan No-Fault Insurance laws.
Contact Our Michigan Closed Head Injury Lawyers
For more information after a closed head injury in a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. Call now before it is too late so that your case is not lost due to strict statute of limitations in the State of Michigan.