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Car Accident Victim Wins $400k For Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries

Farmers Insurance Denied PIP Benefits for Man Harmed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash

In December 2015, a Flint-area man fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to veer off the road, strike a cable barrier and crash through a fence. The accident occurred on US-23 SB, approximately ½ mile north of M-59 in Hartland Township.

Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance laws, auto insurance providers are required to compensate policy holders for expenses related to serious injuries, regardless of whether or not the insured party contributed to the accident in question. Our client was insured through Farmers Insurance.

Our client had a history of pre-existing back injuries, which required him to use a walker. The injuries from the car accident aggravated our client’s pre-existing conditions causing him to fall and fracture his left ankle. The fracture left him wheelchair bound, and he required 24/7 attendant care.

Goodman Acker, P.C. represented our client for his first-party or PIP benefits. Medical professionals’ assessed our client’s combined current and future costs associated with his accident and injuries at $250,000. Famers Insurance refused to pay any PIP benefits, claiming his injuries were due to his pre-existing conditions.

Our team at Goodman Acker, P.C. took the case to trial in the Genesee County Circuit Court. The jury ruled in favor of our client awarding him $442,000. We were not able to only obtain our client’s no-fault benefits, we were able to help him obtain almost double than what the case originally evaluated for.

Need Help after a Car Accident?

At Goodman Acker, P.C., we have over 75 years of experience handling personal injury matters and claims involving insurance providers’ refusal to appropriately compensate policy holders. We are well-versed in Michigan auto insurance laws, and we have the knowledge necessary to defend the rights of injured people. We are also skilled negotiators, talented litigators, and seasoned advocates, capable of helping you achieve a fair, just outcome in your case.

We may be able to help you obtain compensation through a no-fault insurance claim. Call (248) 793-2010 today to speak to a Detroit personal injury attorney.

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