Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers recently filed a first party Michigan No-Fault Insurance lawsuit for a thirty-one year old client in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The no-fault insurance lawsuit arises out of a 2011 auto versus bike accident in Flint, Michigan. Our client was injured when an automobile struck him while riding his bicycle.
The bicyclist suffered severe and permanent injuries in the accident, including a severe laceration to his shoulder with resultant orthopedic injury and chronic pain. Auto Owners Insurance Company has failed and refused to pay wage loss benefits.
Bicyclists injured in a Michigan car accident often can file a claim for no-fault insurance benefits. This will cover your damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and household chores. Even if the other driver did not have insurance, but you owned your own automobile which had car insurance, or you were living with a relative who had car insurance, you are able to make a claim for no-fault benefits through your automobile insurance company or your relative’s automobile insurance company. Even if you did not have automobile insurance or you were not living with a relative who did have automobile insurance, you are able to make a claim for no-fault benefits after bicycle accident through the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility.
The insurance company has refused to pay for reasonable and necessary medical treatment as required under Michigan law. The lawsuit seeks payment of wage loss benefits, medical expenses, and replacement services. The lawsuit also seeks attorney’s fees, costs, and penalty interest for the wrongful denial by the insurance company of these insurance claims.