Working With a Michigan Auto Accident Lawyer
Most Michigan lawyers do not practice in the area of car accident law, also referred to as automobile "No Fault Law". If you have been injured in an auto accident, it makes sense to work with a lawyer who is experienced with this specialized area of law.
An experienced lawyer will be able to help you maximize your remedies both for your "First Party Claim" - the benefits you are entitled to receive from your own insurance company, including medical and rehabilitative care, and up to three years of lost wages - and help you evaluate your potential "Third Party Claim" against a driver who caused the accident. The "Third Party Claim" may include damages for your pain and suffering, as well as for certain economic losses not covered by your own automobile insurance policy.
Sometimes a lawyer who is not familiar with the laws which apply to Michigan car accident cases will attempt to represent a client in a dispute over their First Party benefits, or in relation to a negligence claim against the other driver. While some attorneys do learn the law as they go, other lawyers make mistakes due to their unfamiliarity with Michigan's No Fault statutes and recent court rulings affecting the rights of car accident victims. Your auto accident lawyer should be familiar not only with the laws which govern No Fault claims and litigation, but also with the latest case law interpreting those laws.
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If you are injured in a car accident, please be sure to learn your rights under Michigan's "No Fault" law, including your right to medical care, lost wages, and rehabilitative services under "First Party" No Fault law, and your right to sue for damages under "Third Party" No Fault law.
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