Accidents happen, and the results of an auto accident can have devastating effects. It is for this reason that Michigan has implemented the No-Fault insurance system in order to ensure that those in an accident are able to get the services they need to get them back to their pre-accident lives. The term ‘No-Fault’ can often be misleading and confusing. It is important to choose an attorney who can guide you through this process, explain to you all of the outlets at your disposal, and get you the results you deserve. Check out our Blog post 10 Things To Do After a Car Accident for more.
The attorneys at Biggs & Gunst PC have represented hundreds of auto accident claims with great success for their clients. Contact us today to discuss your claim and let us tailor a solution specifically for you.
Michigan’s No-Fault system provides certain benefits for those injured in an auto accident, regardless of any ‘fault.’ Specifically, these the law provides for “all reasonable charges incurred for reasonably necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person’s care, recovery or rehabilitation.”
These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Lifetime medical benefits for injuries resulting from the accident.
- Lost Wages
- Attendant Care and Replacement Services
- Transportation and Medical Mileage
- Survivor Benefits
There are other benefits, which may apply in certain situation, but these benefits are meant to get an injured person back into a position they were in before the accident. There are also many nuances to each of these benefits, which our skilled attorneys would be happy to walk you through.
Michigan’s No-Fault law requires that the owner of a vehicle maintain no-fault insurance, however if you are injured on a bicycle, motorcycle, as a pedestrian, a passenger in a vehicle, or otherwise would not normally carry no-fault insurance you may still be entitled to no-fault benefits if your accident involved a car.
Bodily Injury Claims
As the name implies, the benefits enumerated by the Michigan No-Fault statute are available regardless of any fault being accesses in an accident. In addition, a bodily injury or third party claim can be brought in many situations where the other driver was, partially or fully at fault for the accident and their actions have left you with a serious impairment of a bodily function, which has impacted your ability to lead your normal life. Biggs & Gunst will ensure that you are compensated for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Commercial Trucking Accidents
Commercial truck accidents can often prove even more devastating to motorists than a normal motor vehicle accident. In 2016 there were over 13,000 commercial vehicles involved in accidents. Of these 13,215 accidents 2,326 involved injuries and 117 of them were fatal. In addition to the rights which Michigan affords to those injured in auto accidents, there are additional federal regulations which govern commercial trucks. The complexity of such cases makes it even more crucial to hire an experienced trucking attorney to guide you through the process. Our attorneys have represented commercial trucking cases both as plaintiff and a defendant, giving a comprehensive look at the approach the other side will take, and offering you the complete representation you deserve.
Nearly 270,000 Motorcycles were registered in Michigan as of 2013, the 9th most of any state in the country. While the winding scenic roads of Michigan offer breathtaking riding, it also leads to blind corners, limited visibility and interactions between motorcycles and other vehicles, often with devastating results for the motorcyclist. Motorcycles are distinct from other motor vehicles in that they are not required to carry no-fault insurance as a car would, but no-fault benefits are applicable when the incident occurred as between a car or truck. Thus a motorcyclist may not be entitled to no-fault benefits following a collision with a deer or another motorcycle, but would be entitled to these benefits following a collision with a passenger car.
Brandon Biggs purchased his first motorcycle at 18, and has been riding ever since. Accordingly, protecting the rights of injured bikers has held a special place in his heart, and has proudly represented many bikers. Contact us today to discuss your rights if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Pedestrians & Passengers
Car accidents are not limited to other motor vehicles. If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle, whether you were a passenger in a vehicle or if you were struck while a pedestrian, Often these cases require additional expertise from an attorney, as disputes regarding the applicable insurance claims are common. Biggs & Gunst will fight to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve, and will pursue every possible avenue to get you results.
Vehicles such as city busses are involved in far more accidents than the public often realizes, and because these passengers are often unrestrained, the possibility for injury is great. While passengers of these vehicles are afforded many of the rights of other passenger vehicles, most municipalities have laws which restrict how and when a claim may be brought. Often this substantially truncates an injured parties timetable for bringing a claim. If you have been injured while a passenger in a bus or other municipal vehicle contact us immediately, as your time to bring a claim may be running out.