Do I Have A Car Accident Case In Michigan?
The most frequently asked questions we hear about whether or not you have a case.
One of the most frequent questions posed to Michigan personal injury lawyers is, “Do I have a car accident case?” There’s no easy way to answer this, particularly when it comes to the No-Fault law in Michigan. Every case and personal injury is unique.
This question is truly best answered by speaking directly with an experienced auto accident attorney. Following a free consultation, you can gain a clear picture of your exclusive situation. Call Michigan Auto Law at 248-353-7575 for help now.
How do I know if I have a car accident case in Michigan?
In Michigan, to know if you have a car accident case, an attorney must first begin by analyzing the extent of impairment that the personal injuries from a crash cause to the victim’s life because there is an “injury threshold test” that requires crash victims to show a “serious impairment of body function”.
Serious impairment of bodily function is a criteria that must be met to sue for non-economic damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering in Michigan, meaning that the injuries suffered in a crash must be more than a minor or temporary injury; the injury must be a significant and lasting impairment on an important bodily function
What is or is not a serious impairment?
What is or is not a “serious impairment” under Michigan auto accident law is determined by trial judges on a case-by-case basis. The Michigan Supreme Court interpreted this auto accident impairment law in 2004 in a legal decision called Kreiner v. Fischer. Then the law was reinterpreted in 2010 with McCormick v. Carrier. The Legislature made the decision to codify the McCormick decision, giving the case full effect, beginning on June 11, 2019.
Looking at Michigan car accident case law (which frequently changes) provides attorneys with some guidance on the potential success of any automobile crash case in Michigan.
But, it is still one of the most difficult and challenging questions to answer for lawyers that have not dedicated their entire practices to serious motor vehicle crash cases.
To help give you a better idea of what constitutes a serious imparment of bodily function courts consider factors such as the severity of the injury/injuries, how they impact a person’s daily life and whether medical treatment and rehabilitation is required. This helps determine whether or not the threshold has been met.
Injured in an car accident in Michigan and wondering if you have a case? Call the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law now!
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