How Are Pain and Suffering Calculated in Michigan?
The severity of the damage, the sort of medical care received, and the disability's permanents are only a few of the variables that affect how much compensation is awarded for pain and suffering. The injured party is entitled to pain and suffering compensation for both the actual injury and the time it took to recover.
What Is Michigan's No-Fault Law?
Michigan’s No-Fault laws are complex. Simply put, an accident victim's medical costs are paid by his own insurer, even if the other driver involved is completely at-fault.
No-fault policies are comprised of PIP (Personal Injury Protection), PPI (Property Protection), and Residual Liability Insurance.
No-fault insurance policies do not cover damages to the victim's vehicle, however, and many travelers choose to buy additional coverage, such as collision and comprehensive insurance and limited property damage liability insurance.
How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Take in Michigan?
The length of time of your personal injury case depends on whether or not you want to take the low-ball quick settlement from the insurance company, or if you're willing to hire a law firm to ensure your case is handled professionally.
First, we'll look at the major differences between the quick settlement and the professional settlement, their disadvantages, and advantages, and then we'll discuss the time involved if you choose to have your case handled by our personal injury law firm.
What Is a Threshold Injury?
It might be challenging to determine if your personal injury falls within the criteria of "threshold injury," a term that is specific to Michigan auto accident claims.
An injury that results in severe impairment of a bodily function or severe and permanent deformity is referred to as a threshold injury.
If your injury qualifies as no-fault, you may be able to file a third-party claim against the other motorist who caused your auto accident. In addition to financial losses, you may also be able to seek damages for pain and suffering.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Michigan that you can trust with your claim is a big decision. We understand that you have probably never been through an experience similar to this one, and that's why we consider it a privilege and responsibility of the highest order when a client hires us to be their accident attorney.
Our firm has handled thousands of cases for satisfied clients who required a level of individual care based on their particular needs, so no matter how sensitive the details of your case, or how stressed you may feel, we're here to listen and provide you with direction.
Once you hire us, we believe we'll be the only law firm you'll ever need, and that's why from the first time you contact us until your case is completed, our focus is on providing you with customer service that exceeds your expectations.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire Keller & Keller?
Accident victims often assume hiring a successful law firm to represent them is going to be very expensive. That's not true with Keller & Keller.
Since 1936, we've offered our legal services to all of our clients on a contingent fee basis. This means that no matter how long your case takes, no matter how complicated, you'll never be asked to pay us anything until a recovery is made on your behalf.
You're already in a stressful situation, you shouldn't have to worry about being able to afford legal representation.
Contact Us for a Free Evaluation of Your Claim
Getting started with us is easy, you can call us at 1-800-253-5537 and have your questions answered by one of our attorneys, or if you prefer to write to us with the details of your case, you can fill out our confidential, free contact form.
Our personal injury attorneys represent clients in cities throughout the entire state of Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Muskegon, Holland, Niles, and Coldwater, among many others.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can meet with you at the hospital, your home, or in our St. Joseph office.