Auto Accident Injuries
Think you have an auto accident injury case? For a free and confidential consultation on your auto injury claim contact the Law Office of Jason Barrix or call toll free 1-877-4-BARRIX now.
Michigan Auto Accidents
The Law Office of Jason Barrix represents those who are seriously injured in Auto Accidents. We fight the insurance companies to help get you compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering you deserve under Michigan's No-Fault Act.
We understand that when you are seriously injured in an auto accident that the trauma from the accident may only be the beginning of the suffering for you and your family. In addition to pain, suffering, disfigurement, and disability there is the the economic cost of these injuries. The medical bills, lost wages, attendant care costs and collection agencies (out of pocket damages) add to the pain and suffering damages caused by these accidents.
We believe it is important to know your auto accident legal rights. Contact our office for a free, no obligation and confidential consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day 1-877-4-BARRIX(1-877-422-7749)!
The insurance industry knows that those who use a lawyer get 3 times more on average for settlement than those who represent themselves. Before you speak to anyone else contact the Law Office of Jason Barrix
We offer a free, no obligation consultation on all injury claims. Never a fee unless we get you money!
MICHIGAN's NO-FAULT LAW
Michigan is a No-Fault State. This means that regardless of who is at fault in an accident that your own insurance company is required to pay most of your economic damages regardless of whether or not you are at fault. This is called your First Party Benefits.
First Party Benefits include medical bills, wage loss, attendant care, replacement services, and mileage reimbursement. First party benefits are available to anyone who suffers an injury arising out of the use, ownership, operation or maintenance of a vehicle.
Medical bills from an auto accident are payable for life. However, often times an insurance company will try to avoid their responsibilty to pay reasonable (in cost and necessity) medical bills actually incurred. Sometimes there is a dispute over who should pay those medical bills between your auto insurance and your health insurance.
This dispute arises depending upon if you have coordinated benefits or uncoordinated benefits. Uncoordinated benefits pay regardless of whether you have a health policy and coordinated benefits pay residual bills only after your health insurance pays first.
Contact our office if you have any disputes with your insurance company regarding the payment of medical bills at 1-877-4-BARRIX(1-877-422-7749).
The Michigan No-Fault Law provides for an injured individual to recieve 85% of their wages if they are disabled from their employment do to an automobile accident. The 15% difference is do to what taxes would equal. Wage loss is limited to three years. The insurance companies will often try to push an injured individual back to work before they are medically able. Often they will use an insurance company payed doctor to clear you for work. Any wage loss beyond three years may be recoverable in a third party claim.
This is a complicated area of the No-Fault Statute and you should contact our office if you have questions regarding your wage loss claims.
Attendant care refers to nursing services do to the severity of an injury. If you need home assistance or constant care the insurance company is responsible for these expenses. If the insurance company fails or refuses to provide the attendant care you need contact our office for a free consultation or call toll free 1-877-4-BARRIX(1-877-422-7749).
Michigan's No-Fault law provides for replacement services for tasks and chores that your physician documents as tasks that you are unable to perform yourself. These must be tasks that you would normally do yourself and you must have paid or promised to pay someone else to perform them yourself. Michigan limits this benefit to three years.
Michigan's No-Fault Law provides that if you are required to travel to and from doctor's appointments that you are reimbursed for the mileage traveled. This is especially significant when you must travel long distances to see a specialists or therapist or frequent short distances. If you have questions about mileage reimbursement contact our office or call toll free for a no obligation consultation.
Uninsured Priority Provisions
Michigan provides that if you are an innocent uninsured passsenger or pedestrian involved in an auto accident that you will still have coverage under another's first party benefits. Usually this priority starts with your own insurance then goes to a resident realtive. It may then go to the owner or operator of the other vehicle involved. Ultimately you may have first party benefits through the assigned claims facility.
Motorcycle accidents and other vehicles have different rules under michigan law be sure to contact our office for your auto accident questions. If you have a motorcycle injury case click on motorcycle at the left.
If you have been injured in auto accident and are unsure of who is responsible for your first party benefits contact our office for a free no obligation consultation.
Third Party Benefits
First party benefits cover economic damages. Third party benefits cover non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, wage loss in excess of the first party three years and other damages not covered or exhausted by the first party benefits.
Michigan's No-Fault Law provides that if you suffer a serious impairment of an important body function or serious disfigurement (scarring) you can sue the other driver for their negligence. If you can cannot show that the you have suffered a serious impairment or serious disfigurement then you cannot prevail on a claim against the at fault driver.
Insurance adjusters often will try to convince injured persons that their claims are not valuable due to these "threshold" requirements. Contact our office if you have suffered injuries due to an at fault driver. Passengers also can collect against at fault drivers. Passengers can potentially collect from both the driver's insurance of their own insurance as well as the other driver.
Under the No-Fault statute you have 3 years to bring a third party claim. If you are a minor you have until 1 year after your 18th birthday. There are other factors which could toll the statute of limitations you should contact our office. First party claims have a shorter period to file a claim dependent upon differing factors. It can be as short as 1 year from the denial of benefits. Again contact our office immediately if you feel you have been denied your first party claims.
What to do if you are in an auto accident
Why the Law Office Jason Barrix
We aggressively fight for you to get you the maximum recovery that you are entitled to under the law. We employ the use of experts such as accident reconstructionist, medical doctors and economist as three examples.
We have the trial experience you need to force the insurance companies to pay the maximum amount of damages to compensate you for you pain, suffering and other damages.
and Remember. . .
"There is never a fee unless we get money for you!"
If you are injured and think you have a case click now for a .
|Copyright © 2003 909 E Fulton - Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.456.1900|