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Each spring thousands of bikers in Michigan take to the roads to enjoy Michigan summer. Unfortunately each summer many are seriously injured and even killed by negligent drivers.
The Barrix Law Firm successfully represents Motorcyclists and their families regarding these claims. We fight to help Motorcyclists and their families recover lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering for these victims of negligence.
In Michigan, Motorcyclist are not covered by Michigan's No-Fault laws. They are not considered motor vehicles under the law. However, if a motorcycle is involved in an accident with an automobile, Michigan's No- Fault laws are triggered and apply. You should have any motorcyle accident evaluated by the Barrix Law Firm.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WITH AN AUTO.
Why the Barrix Law Firm?
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 for example.
We have the trial experience you need to force the insurance companies to pay the maximum amount to compensate you for your pain, suffering and other damages.
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. However, in motorcycle accidents the priority is different than regular auto accidents
Michigan Motorcycle Order of Priority
1st priority is to the insurer of the owner of the motor vehicle involved in the accident, if none then...
2nd priority is to the insurer of the operator of the motor vehicle involved in the accident, if none then...
3rd priority is to the motor vehicle insurer of the operator of the motorcycle involved in the accident, if none then...
4th priority is to the motor vehicle insurer of the spouse of the operator of the motorcycle involved in the accident, if none then...
5th priority is to the insurer of a resident relative of the operator of the motorcycle involved in the accident, if none then...
6th priority is to the motor vehicle insurer of the owner of the motorcycle involved in the accident, if none then...
7th priority is to the Assigned Claims Facility.
First Party Benefits include medical bills, wage loss, attenedant 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 motor 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 due 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.
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Contact the The Barrix Law Firm for a free no obligation consultation where there is Never a fee unless we get money for you. Remember Were here for you! 1-877-4-BARRIX(1-877-422-7749).
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