Parked motor vehicles, accidental bodily injury
Generally, personal injury suffered from use of a parked vehicle will not entitle a person to Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. However, there are some important exceptions under Michigan law, including:
1) If the motor vehicle was parked in a way to cause unreasonable risk of bodily injury;
2) If the personal injury was a result of physical contact with equipment permanently mounted on the motor vehicle, while the equipment was being operated or used, or during the loading and unloading process;
3) If the injury was sustained while were occupying, entering into or leaving the motor vehicle.
To receive no-fault insurance benefits, despite having been injured as a result of the ownership, operation or use of a parked motor vehicle, one of these exceptions must be met. However, it does not necessarily require someone to be inside a car or truck, have the engine on or even be touching the automobile.
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