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Will My Insurance Rates Raise After a No-Fault Car Accident?

When you purchase an insurance policy, the rate you pay is determined based primarily on the likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident. Insurance companies base their business model on the hopes that they will not need to pay claims, so if they anticipate that a driver will eventually file a claim, that […]

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Does Comparative Negligence Apply Under No-Fault Laws?

When considering how injury victims are compensated, there are many different laws, coverage plans, and other elements that can impact how a case is resolved. In Michigan, drivers who are involved in car accidents are covered by no-fault insurance plans. The state also has comparative negligence laws in place, which permit the reduction of compensation for plaintiffs who are […]

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Does Bicycle Insurance Exist, and Should I Have It?

Car insurance is a necessary purchase for any person who drives a car. With a car insurance policy in place, you have a source of financial support in the event that you are injured in a car accident. You may not use a car as your main method of transportation. Instead, you may ride a […]

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Can Injured Pedestrians be Held at Fault for Pedestrian Accidents?

In cases of pedestrian accidents, it is very rare that the pedestrian does not sustain the most significant injuries. Drivers who are involved in pedestrian accidents rarely sustain any injuries, and if they do, their injuries are minor. However, this does not mean that drivers are always at fault for pedestrian accidents. Yes, this is often […]

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Gerald H. Acker Achieves AV Preeminent Rating in 2020

An AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell has been the highest peer rating standard in the legal community since 1896. At Goodman Acker P.C., we are pleased to congratulate our founding and managing partner, Gerald H. Acker, for meeting this standard in 2020. To receive an AV Preeminent Rating, attorneys must be ranked at the highest […]

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How are Bills Paid Before a Car Accident Claim is Resolved?
How are Bills Paid Before a Car Accident Claim is Resolved?

Through a car accident claim with your auto insurance company, you can receive compensation for your medical bills, repair costs, and other damages. Although your insurance company can be very helpful in alleviating these costs, resolving a claim takes time. However, you will be confronted with expenses in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. Other bills […]

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Do I Need to Speak to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?

After a car accident, it is a common practice to exchange insurance information with the other driver. However, in a no-fault state like Michigan, you can receive compensation for your collision damages from your own insurance company. For this reason, you may be wondering if you will need to contact the other driver and their insurance […]

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Does Not Wearing a Helmet Affect Motorcycle Accident Claims?
Does Not Wearing a Helmet Affect Motorcycle Accident Claims?

It is well known that not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is dangerous. By not wearing a helmet, you greatly increase your likelihood of sustaining a devastating head injury. A lesser-known effect of not wearing a helmet is the impact that this behavior can have on a motorcycle accident claim if you are involved in […]

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Does No-Fault Car Insurance Cover Pain and Suffering Damages?
Does No-Fault Car Insurance Cover Pain and Suffering Damages?

A car accident causes extensive financial distress. Injury victims and their families must pay for medical bills, the cost of repairing a vehicle, and other expenses. In addition to the financial damages caused by a car accident, collisions also cause pain and suffering. “Pain and suffering” is a legal term that describes the emotional distress, inconvenience, and […]

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