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19 Nov 2008

Michigan No Fault Insurance Law | Understanding Your Benefits

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The experienced Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire know that every motorcycle accident can be very traumatic to the biker involved.  Beyond the physical trauma of the injuries and the psychological damage, there can be major costs associated with an accident that are hard to pay.  These costs include medical expenses, lost wages from time off work, coping with the injured biker’s inability to do things for himself, pain, suffering, and compensation for not being able to do the things you used to enjoy.

In Michigan, where the number of crashes involving motorcycles has increased 144.2 percent in the last decade, every rider needs to have some basic knowledge about his rights.

If a motorcycle is involved in an accident with a car or truck, the motorcyclist can receive Michigan No Fault benefits.  As part of the No Fault benefits, the accident victim may have a first party claim to cover what are called economic damages incurred in the accident. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and payments for chores around the house.

Michigan law requires the accident victim to file for these benefits within one year of the accident. The important thing here is that you must know which insurance company is responsible for your claims and which claims to make.  An experienced lawyer can help ensure you submit every possible claim to get the maximum amount of benefits.

Other damages are called non-economic damages.  Non-economic damages are collected in third party lawsuits.  These lawsuits are against the negligent driver.  Non-economic damages include things that are hard to measure in economic terms like payments for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement from scars and injuries.  These damages can be claimed against a negligent motorist, truck driver, other biker, or even a highway commission for having roads in poor condition.

If you would like more information about your rights after a Michigan motorcycle accident, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Accident Handbook” by calling our law firm.  We will send it along with other important information.

If you would like to speak with one of our Michigan Motorcycle accident attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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