Michigan Rollover Accidents
Sometimes accidents happen; we’ve all been there. We’ve all been out driving late at night, barely able to keep our eyes open, when we suddenly lose control of the vehicle. Mistakes like these can lead to repercussions that can last a lifetime, and especially when driving at a high rate of speed, serious injuries can occur when one rolls their vehicle over. If you have been involved in any accident on the road, not just a single car wreck, you should contact an attorney to find out whether you have a legitimate claim against some other party, or are entitled to no-fault benefits.
At-Fault, Single Car Accident Victims Still Get No-Fault Benefits
Injured drivers and passengers are protected by Michigan’s No-Fault Act. The driver’s own negligence, which caused the accident, does not deny him the right to benefits. It is of no consequence whether the driver of the single-car accident was texting, or talking on the phone, or busy fiddling with the radio, or even drunk or high on drugs. As long as no-fault insurance was purchased for a motor vehicle as defined by Michigan’s No-Fault Act, the driver and his/her passengers are entitled to some of the most generous benefits in the country. They get PIP benefits to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation services, accommodations, travel expenses, lost wages and replacement services. The trade-off (and there always seems to be a catch) is that recovering non-economic damages requires a threshold injury; a difficult showing which requires death, permanent serious disfigurement, or serious impairment of a body function.
Contact a Michigan No-Fault Law Attorney Today
If you have been involved in a single car accident, don’t hesitate; contact an experienced no-fault insurance attorney today. An experienced attorney can help you present a claim to an insurer who is unwilling to pay PIP benefits, and can also let you know whether a negligence claim is appropriate against the driver of the vehicle you were riding in, or if you were driving by yourself, whether a negligence claim exists against some other third party. There are important timing requirements for when a claim must be filed, so don’t wait around. Give us a call today at 586-268-2400.