Okemos Car Accident Lawyer
Get Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Counsel in Okemos & Lansing, MI: 517-316-1195
Suffering an injury from a car accident can be extremely painful and emotionally overwhelming. You may be wondering how to obtain financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, and even pain and suffering from your injury. On the other hand, you may receive a settlement offer from your insurer or the at-fault party that doesn’t fulfill your needs.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Lansing or Okemos, let White Law PLLC protect your rights and best interests through the legal process. Our legal team can investigate the accident, gather and assess evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and help you maximize the award you deserve. Do not hesitate to let us help you make the best possible recovery from injury.
Our firm handles the following types of car accident cases:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Single car accidents
- Vehicle rollovers
- Side-impact collisions
Call 517-316-1195 to request your free case review.
Michigan Car Accident Laws
Michigan is considered a “no-fault” car insurance state, which means your own “personal injury protection (PIP) coverage pays for your medical bills and other out-of-pocket losses (e.g. lost wages and property damage) as a result of a crash—up to the policy limits—no matter who is at fault. The minimum amounts for PIP coverage are $20,000 per individual, $40,000 per accident, and $10,000 for property damage per accident.
Unfortunately, you cannot recover noneconomic damages (e.g. pain and suffering) from a no-fault claim. However, if your injury was serious in nature (i.e. serious or permanent impairment of a body part or function or disfigurement) or if the at-fault driver is not a Michigan resident and not insured in the state, you may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to recover both economic and noneconomic damages.
Yet, if multiple parties share fault for a crash, Michigan follows a “comparative fault” rule, meaning the amount you can recover from a car accident is reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if your total damages equal to $100,000 but you were found to be 15 percent responsible, your total award will be $85,000. If you end up being more than 50 percent to blame, you are prohibited from recovering noneconomic damages.
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Although you may file your claim with your own insurance company, remember that they are only looking out for its own best interests—not yours. Insurance adjusters will try their best to offer a low-ball settlement or deny your claim entirely. That is why having our Okemos car accident attorney on your side can ensure you get the most favorable settlement possible.
Contact us at 517-316-1195 today to discuss your case with our legal team.
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