If you find yourself involved in a car accident where you were not the driver who caused the crash, it is crucial that you seek legal advice from a lawyer. The initial consultation will not cost you anything and an attorney can make sure you recover all that you are legally entitled to. This could include compensation for pain and suffering, No-Fault insurance benefits, and coverage for additional medical expenses and loss of income.


Get Compensation After a Car Accident that Wasn’t Your Fault

If you were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you might have the right to receive compensation for excess medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 


A request for reimbursement of this nature is referred to as a third-party claim. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the specific regulations and legal prerequisites that must be satisfied before a claim for pain and suffering can be approved. For example, to be eligible for compensation based on pain and suffering, the victim must demonstrate that they have experienced a “serious impairment of body function” as a result of the car accident. 


Your lawyer will aid you in filing a case against the responsible driver’s third-party vehicle insurance and also help you make claims for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage with your own auto insurance provider.


Get Michigan’s No-Fault benefits 

If you have been involved in a car accident, you can claim PIP benefits under Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance law to cover various expenses. These expenses include medical bills, lost wages, transportation costs (including medical mileage), household services, and attendant care.


There are, however, restrictions in place regarding receiving No-Fault insurance benefits. This is where a skilled attorney can help ensure you meet the necessary deadlines to file for No-Fault benefits and receive what is rightfully yours under Michigan auto law. An example of this is in Michigan, filing an application for No-Fault benefits, also known as a “written notice of injury,” must be done within one year of the accident to initiate a claim for receiving such benefits.


The Attorney You Hire Matters 

The success of your not-at-fault car accident compensation and overall outcome in Michigan can depend greatly on the attorney you select to assist you.


Insurance companies typically utilize claims adjustment software to determine the worth of a case settlement. Among many other factors, these programs take into account the attorney’s experience, past settlements, trial results, and overall reputation. By selecting the appropriate attorney, the settlement value may increase by as much as four times due solely to their reputation.


Protect Yourself from Overly Aggressive Claims Adjusters, Defense Lawyers

When you hire an experienced Michigan auto lawyer, you are helping to safeguard yourself from aggressive claims adjusters and defense attorneys from insurance companies. There are many claims adjusters who prioritize the interests of the insurance company, rather than the injured party, even in cases where compensation is clearly warranted. Some claims adjusters may even try to trick you into forfeiting your legal entitlements to benefits and compensation.


If you or someone close to you has been injured in a not-at-fault motor vehicle accident in Michigan, contact Koussan Law today at (313) 444-8348 for a free, no-obligation consultation.