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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can if you or a member of your household had an auto insurance policy with uninsured motorist coverage or if the car that you were driving had uninsured motorists coverage on it.
Adults must file their lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident and children have until their 19th birthday to file a lawsuit, even if the accident occurred when they were infants. It is important to contact a car accident attorney in Michigan as soon as possible so that you do not miss important deadlines that can destroy your case.
A settlement for injuries suffered in a Michigan car accident depend on a number of factors. These include the following:
- The degree of negligence by the other driver,
- The degree of negligence by the injury victim (if any),
- The types and severity of the injuries,
- The length of the recovery and rehabilitation,
- The length of time of disability,
- The types of activities missed due to the injury, and or
- Any scars or disfigurements.
There are other factors that go into determining the amount of settlement, which include the limits of the liability insurance policy and even the location where the lawsuit is filed. You can see a sample of our Michigan car accident verdicts and settlements. Every case is different so it is important to discuss the facts of your accident with one of our experienced car accident attorneys.
There is no specific injury that automatically qualifies as a “serious injury” and is required to file a Michigan car accident lawsuit, however here are some examples of injuries that may qualify:
- Fractured and broken bones,
- Back and neck injuries, like herniated and bulging discs,
- Nerve damage,
- Injuries that require surgery or substantial treatment,
- Closed head and traumatic brain injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Psychological injuries, like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or
- Injuries which cause disability from work and other daily activities.
Several factors go into determining whether an injury is “serious enough” to make a damages claims. These include the treatment, the length of treatment, the period of disability, and how your life has been affected overall by the injury. You should contact our car accident injury lawyers today to see if your case qualifies under Michigan law.
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