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Pain and Suffering Lawsuit

Our insurance lawyers explain a third-party lawsuit and the compensation you're entitled to for your personal injuries after a car accident

A third-party case is between the auto accident victim and the driver who caused the auto accident. In a third-party case, the auto accident victim sues the at-fault driver for pain and suffering (non-economic damages), and excess economic damages.

In a third-party case, damages are usually paid out from the wrong-doer's insurance company.

Time limits for third party cases

If the automobile accident in a third-party case took place more than three years ago, the victim cannot sue the other driver or the other driver's insurance company for injuries, no matter how serious. The only exception is for minors.

Michigan Auto Law is the state's largest law firm practicing exclusively in car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases. We have helped injury victims throughout Michigan for three generations, and we can help obtain the insurance benefits and pain and suffering compensation you need. To speak with a no-fault lawyer directly, please call or fill out our consultation form.


Attorney Thomas James
and Michigan Auto Law

by Rachel Stoops, Detroit, MI
Dec. 1, 2011


I'm happy with my pain and suffering award

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of my experience with Michigan Auto Law is comfort. This was important, since I was T-boned by a semi-truck, in a lot of pain and unfamiliar with the legal process after a truck accident. The staff and lawyers there are very friendly and easy to talk to. My truck accident attorney Tom James was absolutely great.

Tom stuck up for me when my insurance company was giving me problems, and fought for my No-Fault benefits. He always explained to me what was going as far as my lawsuit, and quickly returned my calls. Tom put me at ease and made everything very easy for me.

I'm happy with the end result, my pain and suffering award. My experience with Michigan Auto Law was great and they're definitely the ones to go to for truck accidents.