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Potential Cap On Catastrophic Injury Claims For Michigan Car Accident

The car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims catastrophically injured after a Michigan car accident. Currently in Michigan, if a victim is serious injured in an auto accident, they have the possibility to receive unlimited medical benefits. However, recently the Michigan Senate and House are trying to pass a bill that will make it harder for victims with catastrophic injuries to get the benefits they deserve.

If this bill passes, in 2014, unlimited lifetime medical benefits would be eliminated for accident victims. Effective starting January 1, 2014 there would be a cap on damages at $1 million. The insurance companies claim this cap will help reduce the annual costs paid by Michigan drivers. However, starting July 1st annual insurance fees are supposed to increase from $175 up to $183.

According to Governor Rick Snyder, he expressed hope that making these changes will help to develop a policy within the state that still provides accident victims with the benefits that they require, but that will also be able to keep cost under control so that families in the state will have some relief from this ever increasing expense. But, what Governor Snyder does not state is that catastrophic injury victims require numerous surgeries or lifetime care that costs more than the capped amount. For example, if you suffer from a traumatic injury, such a brain injury as a result of a Michigan car accident, this cap will be have a detrimental impact on you, and as unfortunate as it is to say, none of us can predict the future and who is to say that they will never become that accident victim.

Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes of Michigan car accidents including: traumatic brain injuries (TBI), amputations, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, burns, fractures , broken bones, scarring and disfigurement, psychological damage, and even pain and suffering.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan car accident lawyers have significant experience catastrophic injury cases and have been practicing law for over 40 years. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan no fault insurance settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible. In fact, we have a 10.0 “Superb” rating the top Internet lawyer rating service, AVVO and have been called the Best Michigan Car Accident Attorney by Hour Detroit.

The lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will give you direct answers to all of the questions that you may have regarding your case and your legal rights. Our firm has represented car accident injury victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. In fact, most of our clients are referred to us from other clients, who have placed their trust in us to represent family members, friends and colleagues.

For more information regarding the change to our Michigan No-Fault system visit On this site you will also learn advocacy activates on how you can fight against the Michigan no-fault reform.

For more information about our award winning law firm and to discuss your catastrophic injury case with one of the best lawyers for your Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We represent our clients our No Fee Promise, which means "No Win, No Fees." This is our guarantee that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we don't obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing! Call today for your free consultation!