Michigan's Leading Auto Accident Law Firm
The term “Personal Injury” refers to Injury of body, mind and/or emotional distress caused by the negligence of another party and does not include property damage. Examples of incidences that include personal injury are; Car, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle, Railroad & Boating accidents – Animal attacks – Dog Bites – Premises Liability – Apartment complex Slip & Fall.
Michigan Auto Accident Lawyer
Automobile accidents are a frequent occurrence throughout the State of Michigan, and even more so in the Metro Area. Odds are, either yourself or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in their lifetime. As a result of these accidents, it is common for serious injuries to occur as well. Speaking with a Michigan auto accident lawyer can dramatically improve your situation. The Law Firm of Elia & Ponto represents clients that have sustained injuries that include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, lacerations, and all other serious injuries.
Current Michigan law requires three things before an injured person may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained (“pain and suffering”) in an automobile accident. First, the person seeking compensation must not be at fault for the accident. A Michigan auto accident lawyer will know this. Second, the injured person must sustain an injury that is “objectively manifested”. In more simple terms, the person must sustain an injury that will show up on a medical diagnostic test (MRI, X- Ray, CAT Scan, EEG, etc.). Lastly, the injury must cause a “serious impairment”. Basically, the injured party’s lifestyle must be effected due to the accident and the injuries sustained for a period of time.
A person must take legal action within three years from the date of the accident or they will not be able to pursue a claim for their “pain and suffering” against the at fault driver. Failure to initiate a lawsuit within that three years may result in your claim being forever barred. One of our Michigan auto accident attorneys can help with this.
Again, each individual’s claim is different. If you were injured in an automobile accident, call the Law Firm of Elia & Ponto and let us help you today!
Here at the Elia & Ponto Law Firm, we take every case deadly serious. Personal injury law is our bread and butter when it comes to our practice areas. We know how to handle cases in an aggressive and professional manner that shows the best results for our clients. The term “Personal Injury” refers to Injury of body, mind and/or emotional distress caused by the negligence of another party and does not include property damage. Examples of incidences that include personal injury are; Car, Truck, Bus, Motorcycle, Railroad & Boating accidents – Animal attacks – Dog Bites – Premises Liability – Apartment complex Slip & Fall. At the Elia & Ponto Law Firm we will do everything in our power to win your case and make sure you get the justice you deserve.
Michigan Auto Accident Time Limits
Time is always of the importance in Michigan No-Fault claims. One must properly put the proper insurance company on notice of their claim within one- year from the date of the loss. If this is not done, your claim will legally be barred and you will be unable to obtain Michigan No-Fault Benefits. One of our Michigan auto accident lawyers can help with any automotive claim you may have.
Furthermore, if a benefit goes unpaid, one must initiate a lawsuit within one year from the date that benefits is accrued, or you will be barred from recovering that benefit. If you believe you may have some outstanding no-fault benefits, call the Law Firm of E & P and let a Michigan auto accident lawyer help you.
I was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer while merging onto a local freeway, and I was hospitalized for several days. The insurance company for the semi truck argued that I was at fault for the accident, but the attorneys at The Law Firm of Elia & Ponto recovered a six-figure settlement on my behalf.
Payment of No Fault Benefits
I sustained severe and debilitating injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. As a result of my injuries, my doctors informed me that my life would never be the same, and that I would have physical limitations that would prevent me from even doing the most basic of daily tasks, including taking care of my own wellbeing. The Michigan auto accident lawyers at Elia and Ponto, PLLC made sure that I would be taken care of and not cheated by the insurance company. The Michigan auto accident attorneys have made sure that my home was modified for my physical disabilities, that my medical bills were paid timely, and that my care provider is fairly compensated for having to render care to me 24 hours per day as my doctor has recommended. The attorneys have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for me in the form of No- Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits, and will continue to do so for the remainder of my life.
Uninsured Motorist Claim
While leaving a house party, I unknowingly got into a vehicle that was being operated by a drunk driver. Moments after entering the vehicle, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. I was ejected from my seat and threw the front windshield. I sustained life threatening injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital in a life flight helicopter. The drunk driver was not insured. Thankfully, my personal insurance policy contained Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which allowed me to seek compensation for my pain and suffering through my own insurance; however, my own insurance company argued that I was in fact the driver of the vehicle, which the attorneys at the Law Firm of Elia and Ponto, PLLC vigorously opposed. Thanks to the Michigan auto accident attorneys at Elia and Ponto, I reached a settlement with my own insurance company for my policy limits of $300,000.00.