Victims seriously injured in a
Michigan car accident should be aware of their legal rights. Many are aware that they can be
compensated for the damage to their vehicle, however it's important
that victims also understand what other types of damages they may be able
to be compensated for.
Not only do car accident victims endure pain and suffering, but most likely
incur a mounting amount of bills for medical expenses, rehabilitation,
renting a car or using a taxi while your car is being repaired, possible
loss of income due to the inability to work, and more.
Under Michigan law, an injured person is entitled to first party and third
party benefits. First party benefits, also known as
no-fault benefits, are payable to anyone who suffers an injury arising out of the ownership,
operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle. These
benefits, also known as economic benefits, are paid for by your insurance
company and can include monetary reimbursement for your medical bills,
rehabilitation, attendant care services (in-home nursing care), medical
transportation and more.
Third party benefits, also known as compensatory damages or pain and suffering
damages, are designed to compensate the injured party for their injuries.
This type of claim is filed against the negligent or at-fault driver with
a purpose to make the injured victim whole again through a monetary award
or settlement. As a result, the accident and car accident victim's
losses and injuries must be analyzed and a total dollar amount must be
Those who have suffered serious and/or life changing injuries should really
consider hiring a qualified attorney as they should have significant experience
in determining a fair amount but also able to negotiate with the insurance
companies why you deserve this compensation. This can often be a difficult
task when some of your injuries or damages may not be able to be seen,
such as mental pain or even the pain due to the loss of enjoyment of certain actives.
As a resource to our clients, Goodman Acker Senior Partner and Attorney
Jerry Acker discusses in this video below the different types of compensation
a Michigan car accident victim may be entitled to. Watch our video to
learn how we can help you.
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At the law firm of Goodman Acker, our Michigan car accident lawyers are
dedicated to helping those recover damages after an accident. Unlike many
other attorneys who are only able to assist clients with their third party
benefits, our lawyers specialize in helping victims attain their third
party benefits and their first party benefits.
Our attorneys have been representing auto injury clients for over 30 years
helping them obtain the maximum compensation they deserve. This is not
an easy task and not every attorney is capable of getting those types
of results for their clients. It is important that you are smart when
choosing the right attorney for your case. It will often mean the difference
between getting a fair settlement or no settlement at all.
Call our top rated attorneys today to discuss your Michigan car accident
claim for free! We have represented thousands of auto accident victims
receive justice and win the maximum settlement for their injuries- and
we can help you too! Call now at
(248) 793-2010. We represent our clients under a contingency fee basis, which means no
legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.