Driving a car in Wyandotte, Michigan or anywhere in Wayne County can be a frustrating experience. When people make mistakes, injuries can occur. The Wyandotte car accident lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. can make sure you get full compensation if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Wyandotte Car Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help
Whether you have been in a minor car accident or a crash that involves a long hospital stay, our Wyandotte car accident lawyers are here to help. We know how the game is played, having successfully won hundreds of millions on behalf for our clients.
Insurance companies love taking your hard-earned money. But they hate paying out claims. This is particularly true for auto accidents, when insurance also includes health care and pain and suffering.
Michigan no-fault benefits are also called first-party benefits or PIP (personal injury protection). They are sold by the auto insurance company as part of the policy. Except for a small amount of people who can opt-out, all car insurance policies in Michigan carry no-fault.
These benefits are paid by the auto insurance company to the injured person. They include:
- Payment of hospital bills
- Payment of doctor’s bills
- Nursing care
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Physical therapy and chiropractic care
- 85% of lost wages
- Household replacement services
If you are injured in a car crash, an experienced Wyandotte car accident lawyer can help you apply for no-fault benefits. This can help you quickly get lost wages and medical bills paid without falling behind on bills or bills going into collections.
When you are involved in an auto accident, there are different potential defendants who are responsible for paying for pain and suffering injuries. The key is the injured person must prove negligence. This means the other driver was at least 50% at-fault for causing the accident. Michigan is a modified comparative negligence state.
There are a number of potential defendants in a negligence case in Wyandotte.
- Car owner
- Employer of the driver
- Semi-truck carrier
- Car Manufacturer
In Michigan, you generally have three (3) years to file a lawsuit against the proper defendants for injuries arising from an auto accident. This is called the statute of limitations. If you don’t file a lawsuit within this time limit, you can forever lose your right to compensation.
This statute of limitation applies to negligence cases. In Michigan, negligence cases are lawsuits against the at-fault driver or any other defendant for causing pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring, anxiety and other non-economic damages. They also include medical bills and lost wages not covered by a PIP claim.
The statute of limitations for PIP claims are different. Under the Michigan No-Fault Law, you typically only have one (1) year from the date a benefit is incurred to get it paid. If more than one year passes, and no lawsuit is filed, then you can forever lose your right to that benefit. However, if you file a lawsuit within the one-year anniversary of the car accident, you toll or stop the statute of limitations.
Michigan has confusing statute of limitations rules. That is why it is important to contact a great Wyandotte car accident lawyer who knows the law and can walk you through the process.
Wyandotte has a lot of busy intersections and streets. Accidents up and down Biddle Ave. occur all the time. Some of the most common reasons for car accidents in Wyandotte are:
- Drinking and driving
- Running a red light
- Running a yield sign
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Making an illegal turn
Fort St. also has a lot of accidents. With so many commercial buildings, restaurants, retail shops and strip malls along with the street, cars are constantly slowing down and pulling into parking lots. People who are not paying attention will rear-end the car in front of them. In fact, “unable to stop” is the most popular reason given by law enforcement for a crash in Michigan. These accidents typically involve a rear-end collisions. Fort St. and Goddard has been a particularly dangerous intersection.
Our No Fee Guarantee for Wyandotte Car Accident Cases
Our team of Wyandotte car accident lawyers have a single goal in mind. To get you the most money possible. When we do this, we never charge an upfront fee. In fact, we never charge a fee or any costs until we get your case settled.
This is because we only make money if you make money. And we only do work for injured individuals, never corporations or insurance companies.
Contact a Winning Wyandotte Car Accident Lawyer
Call the Lee Steinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-800-533-3733. We are here to help you. We can provide concrete legal guidance and help you get out of what can be a terrible situation. Our team of winning Wyandotte auto accident lawyers have helped folks in metro Detroit for over 40 years. We are standing by, waiting to serve you.