Michigan Pedestrian Accident Attorney
I was a pedestrian and was hit by a car, what benefits am I entitled to?
A bicycle accident can be a catastrophic situation. With no protection, the victim is helpless during impact and the injuries can be severe.
There are a number of rights and benefits for Michigan pedestrian accident victims if a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck, are involved. These benefits are called Michigan No-Fault benefits.
Michigan No-Fault benefits are available to Michigan pedestrian accident victims involving a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck. Even if you don’t own a car, as long as the car or truck was involved in causing the accident, you can obtain Michigan No-Fault benefits.
Typically, in a pedestrian accident the payment of Michigan No-Fault benefits comes from your own auto insurance company. However, if is important to get the other person’s auto insurance information at the accident scene. You should also report any injuries to the police and medical personnel at the accident scene.
Michigan no-fault benefits are extensive, and include the payment of all hospital and doctor’s bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy, payment for prescription drugs and medical mileage. Michigan no-fault benefits also include wage loss for up to three years from the accident date and payment to the people helping you with basic tasks such as completing household chores or more personal attendant care.
In addition, if the accident was the fault of another person, you can make a claim for pain and suffering damages. This is a called a third-party claim. Compensation for pain and suffering typically comes from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
What Should I Do?
There are time limits in bringing a Michigan pedestrian accident claim for no-fault benefits or pain and suffering. This is called the statute of limitations so it is important to contact a lawyer and protect your legal rights.
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg are Michigan pedestrian accident experts. We have represented pedestrian accident victims for over 40 years. It is our goal to answer any questions you have and fight for all the benefits and compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Please call Lee Free and Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about the Michigan No-Fault Law and Michigan pedestrian accidents.
We are the Michigan pedestrian accident experts. You pay nothing until we settle your Michigan pedestrian accident case. Let us help you.
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