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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer in a State with No-Fault Liability Laws?

In the context of a car accident, state laws either follow “at-fault” or “no-fault” statutes. These principles determine how the cost of damages are paid in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision. In an at-fault state, people who are injured in a crash must prove that another party was liable for the incident to recover compensation.

Michigan, and many other states, have no-fault laws. In such states, car accident claims are paid through each driver’s individual insurance provider. If you are injured in a collision in a no-fault state, you need to file a claim with your own insurance company, who then pays the claim. Therefore, proving fault is not necessary to recover compensation.

If recovering compensation is possible without the process of negotiating with another driver’s insurance company, you may be wondering why it is still necessary to hire an attorney. Although acquiring benefits involves discussions with your own insurance provider, it is important to have someone who knows the law represent you during that process.

We purchase insurance with the expectation that if you need coverage, it will be provided. Unfortunately, that is not always the case — your insurance company is not necessarily looking out for your best interests, and may attempt to avoid paying your claim.

How Can Goodman Acker P.C. Help?

At Goodman Acker P.C., our attorneys are committed to helping injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. We are familiar with the insurance claims process and car accident law, and are prepared to represent you when facing your insurance provider.

If you were injured in a car accident, or another incident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation — send us a message or call (248) 793-2010 to reach our team.

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