Our auto accident attorneys represent Michigan residents who are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Canada. Many of these cases involve residents who are travelling through Canada or vacationing in that country. These accidents include car accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Michigan Residents: No-Fault Insurance Benefits in Canada
A Michigan resident injured in a Canadian motor accident may be able to make a claim for no-fault insurance benefits. This is a tremendous benefit for the out-of-state resident because the No-Fault Statute provides benefits that pay for wages lost from work, medical expenses, and household chores. Most incredible, there is no limit to the amount of medical expenses paid and these benefits last for your lifetime.
To make a no-fault insurance claim, the Michigan resident must either have his or her own auto insurance policy or reside with a family member who has a Michigan policy. This type of claim can be made even though the striking vehicle was not insured in Michigan. To preserve your rights, you must file an application for No-Fault Benefits within one year of the date of the accident.
The injured person can also seek compensation against the negligent driver for the personal injuries suffered in the accident. These claims are in addition to medical expenses and lost wages and include pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurements. These cases often result in substantial settlements for the injury victim.
Contact Our Canada Car Accident Lawyers in Michigan
To learn more about the rights of a Michigan resident injured in a motor vehicle accident in Canada, you should call our experienced attorneys today to discuss your legal rights. Call us today at (800) 606-1717. We will provide you with a free, no obligation case review and carefully explain your rights to you. If you have a case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.