Concluding this Week’s No-Fault Conversation: 3rd Party Tort Claims
Welcome to another exciting conversation about Michigan No-Fault insurance! Have you ever asked, “I have insurance, but when can I sue someone who’s injured me?”
As we’ve discussed, a 1st party claim is a claim against your own insurer to compensate you for your injuries and property damage. That’s why you bought insurance — for the unforeseen and protection of knowing that if you’re in an accident, you don’t need to sue the person that hit you to recover the compensation you need.
But if you’ve been seriously injured or killed, you meet Michigan’s statutory No-Fault Threshold and can sue for your injures:
• Permanent and serious disfigurement
• Serious impairment of a body function
You can file a general negligence claim against the person that injured you and recover for your pain and suffering.
Our firm has been handling these types of claims for over 30 years (check out our track record):
• $1.4 million for a pedestrian struck by City of Detroit bus
• $1.4 million award against Drunk driver
• $1.4 million for an underinsured motorist award
• $1 million for child injured on a hayride
• $985,000 underinsured award for a rear seat passenger who was injured in an auto crash and was ejected from his vehicle
• $800,000 auto crash where client suffered closed head injury
• $1.1 million propane explosion at private home
• $625,000 for a homemaker struck by a school bus
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent driving, contact Goodwin & Scieszka. Our Southfield, Michigan personal injury firm represents victims of personal injury claims across Detroit and Metro Detroit, including Birmingham, Royal Oak, Hamtramck, Flint and Dearborn.
Our lawyers are ready at all times to find the evidence, prove the facts, and prepare the winning case. We use a team of top private investigators, accident reconstruction experts, and medical-legal researchers. Our in-house staff even includes a medical doctor who is also a practicing attorney!
There’s no charge until you recover for your injuries: all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases are taken on a “contingency fee” basis. That means there is no legal fee until and unless we successfully settle your claim or win a trial verdict that results in financial compensation for your injuries.