Michigan Car Accident Lawyer
Michigan car accident lawyers at the law firm of Elia & Ponto have helped victims of Michigan auto accidents, Michigan truck accidents, and Michigan motorcycle accidents for years. The term Personal Injury refers to Injury of body and/or emotional distress caused due to the negligence of a third party. However, it excludes damage to property. So, if you’ve been the unfateful victim, a Michigan accident lawyer at our firm is just a call away and can also help you with Michigan no-fault benefits. An accident attorney at our firm can also help you file Michigan accident damage claims.
‘Accidents’ include car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, bicycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents. In a wider context, the phrase ‘Personal injury’ encapsulates Railroad accidents, Boating accidents, Animal attacks, Dog Bites, Premises Liability, and Apartment complex Slip and Fall. For more details, please speak with a Michigan Accident lawyer at our firm right away.
FAQ’s about Michigan Car Accident Law
Michigan Residents hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or any motor vehicle can file a claim for Michigan no-fault Benefits. An exception to this general rule is when you operate your vehicle without insurance. As a matter of fact, even Pedestrians and bicyclists can file a claim Michigan no-fault benefits.
These benefits include; medical cost coverage, payment of lost wages, payment for household replacement services, attendant care, and medical mileage reimbursement. A Michigan No-Fault accident lawyer is always available at Elia & Ponto, to help you better understand these benefits. Most importantly, we take a keen interest in educating you about it, at no cost to you. To know more, speak with one of our Michigan No-Fault auto accident lawyer today!
For Michigan residents to get Michigan No-Fault Benefits after a car accident, you must fill out a written Application for Benefits to the best of your abilities.
Once you finish your Michigan No-fault benefits application, you must submit it to the correct insurance company. You only have one year from the date of the accident to do this. You will have one year to make a Michigan No-fault benefits claim.
In Michigan, the law excludes motorcycles from no-fault insurance; the exception occurs when the motorcycle is involved in a vehicle accident or under certain circumstances. This may seem confusing but a Detroit car accident lawyer at Elia & Ponto can help make this simpler for you. For read more about Michigan No Fault Insurance click here.
Evidence of benefits must be sent to the insurance company. If you do not do this, you will not be able to get these benefits. Michigan No-Fault auto law can be very confusing, a Michigan accident lawyer at Elia & Ponto can help you today!
Michigan No-Fault auto Law permits a person to receive all allowable expenses. In Michigan, this is defined as “Allowable expenses consisting of all reasonable charges incurred for reasonably necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person’s care, recovery, or rehabilitation.” More information on this law can be found here.
In Michigan, the law allows benefits of lost work to be payable to an injured person for three years following an accident. They should take care of 85% of the gross lost pay of an injured person. This can be tricky to understand, speak with a lawyer at our firm today. Our Michigan auto accident attorneys are dedicated to providing you with cutting-edge legal advice.
In Michigan, a person is allowed to receive $20.00 per day in household replacement care. The goal behind this law is to reimburse people who are taking care of you of around the home; with chores such as cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry. A medical physician must report that you need this type of care as a result of the injuries incurred.
Here at the Elia & Ponto Law firm, we understand that auto accidents can result in the most unfortunate event of all, the loss of life of a loved one. We take these cases extremely serious.
Under the circumstance of the death of a victim of a Michigan auto accident; no-fault benefits can be paid to the living dependents. Michigan No-fault Benefits for the death of a loved one include lost wages, replacement services, funeral cost coverage, and payment of medical bills.
An Elia & Ponto a Michigan car accident attorney can help you file a Michigan No-fault insurance auto accident claim. In a Michigan No-fault insurance claim, a victim will be able to get compensation for expenses.
No-fault insurance claims in Michigan will cover expenses regarding; medical, transportation and any necessary changes made in your home due to the injuries you incurred.
A Michigan auto accident property damage claim will allow you or a loved one to be compensated for any damage caused to your vehicle as well as any property that was damaged during the motor vehicle accident.
A Michigan car accident lawyer at Elia & Ponto will help you in determining additional coverage, which is usually advised for collision. This is due to the fact that the form of coverage will determine the type of recovery. We can file this claim for you and help you during the process.
A Michigan Uninsured Car accident claim is filed when you or a loved one is injured as a result of the negligence of another vehicle operator who does not have insurance coverage. A Michigan car accident lawyer at our firm can help you file this claim.
In Michigan, it is estimated that 20% of motor vehicle operators do not have car insurance. In areas like Flint and Detroit, the figure is even higher. This is mainly due to the expensive cost associated with Michigan auto insurance.
The reason for the price of auto insurance in Michigan being so high; compared to the national average varies greatly and causes a lot of debate. There is a 1 in 5 chance that if you were injured in a Michigan car accident; one of the motor vehicle operators involved in the accident is uninsured.
In Michigan, failure to have auto insurance coverage will have a plethora of negative consequences. One of these consequences is that if you are the owner of a motor vehicle that is not insured; and are involved in an auto accident, you will not be able to file a claim for Michigan no-fault benefits; or sue the at-fault driver for you or a loved one’s pain and suffering. With this being said, you will not be able to file any claim for compensation related to the accident.
If you are injured in a car accident and do have insurance; but the operator of the other vehicle lacks insurance coverage or are a passenger; You are still able to file a claim for pain and suffering compensation by filing a Michigan uninsured motorist claim.
If you are in an auto accident, Michigan’s no-fault law requires that your own auto insurance company payout to cover the majority of the expenses. Under Michigan law, there is an established order in which insurance companies are responsible for paying out benefits. This is known as the “order of priority” and is as follows:
- Your own insurance policy
- Insurance of a relative such as a spouse, sibling, or parent, who is a resident of the state of Michigan
- Provider of insurance to the owner of the vehicle you were driving
- The insurance company of the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger
- The State of Michigan Assigned Claims Facility
The Michigan Assigned Claims Facility is a state agency that has the power to assign an insurance company to someone who has been injured in a motor accident, and who is not eligible for any other form of no-fault insurance coverage.
This insurance company will then provide benefits to the injured person. You can apply for these benefits by contacting the Assigned Claims Facility. Call them at (517) 322-1875 or; speak with a No-Fault Michigan accident lawyer at our firm.
A Michigan No-Fault car accident lawyer can help you file a Michigan car accident claim, understand Michigan car accident claim time limits, and most of all help you receive compensation if you or a loved one was injured or worst of all, killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Regardless of how difficult you think your case will be to win; we are ready to help you. Here at Elia & Ponto, we treat each and every client like family and fight hard for your rights.
Meet Our Michigan Auto Accident Attorneys
At Elia & Ponto your case will be handled by a top rated Michigan auto accident attorney, not a paralegal or law clerk. We offer a free, no obligation case review and we will represent you on a contingent fee basis.
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and active member of the metro Detroit Chaldean community. Mr. Elia received his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Wayne State University (2008) and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2011).View Profile
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and Michigan Association for Justice member. Mr. Ponto received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.View Profile
Attorney David Klein attended the James Madison School of Political Science at Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy in 2009. David then attended Wayne State University and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2012.View Profile
Attorney Kevin Kashat is both a member of the State Bar of Michigan and a lifelong resident of Metro Detroit. Mr. Kashat earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and subsequently earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While in law school.View Profile
Michigan Auto Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, automobile accidents are a frequent occurrence throughout the State of Michigan, and even more so in the Metro Area. They can occur to anyone – including you or a loved one. As a result of these accidents, serious injuries may commonly occur as well.
Michigan law has three requirements prior to an injured individual becoming entitled to compensation for auto-accident sustained injuries (“pain and suffering”).
- The individual seeking compensation must not be at fault for the accident.
- An “objectively manifested” injury must have occurred to the individual – meaning such injury appears on a medical diagnostic test (e.g. MRI, X-Ray, CAT scan, EEG, etc.).
- The injury sustained must cause a “serious impairment”; affecting the lifestyle of the individual.
In order to pursue a claim for “pain and suffering” against the driver at-fault, an individual has three years from the date of the accident to take legal actions. A claim could be forever barred if no lawsuits are initiated within that three-year frame.
Speaking with an Elia & Ponto auto-accident Lawyer in Michigan can dramatically improve your situation. The lawyers at Elia & Ponto have represented many clients with varying injuries – including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, lacerations, and all other serious injuries.
Every individual’s claim differs – which is why victims deserve a qualified lawyer for assistance. If you or a loved one were injured in an automobile accident, call the Law Firm of Elia & Ponto to speak with a No-Fault Car Accident Lawyer in Michigan today!
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Each individual claim is inherently unique. An auto accident lawyer in Michigan at Elia & Ponto will recognize this. We will begin a thorough analysis of your situation; construct an effective plan of action; the very first time you speak with a Michigan auto accident lawyer. Let a car accident lawyer in Michigan at our firm take care of you.
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