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Michigan no-fault law trades the efficiency of First Party PIP claims for limits on a person’s right to sue a Third Party at-fault driver. To win a Third Party lawsuit, the injured motorist must have suffered:
To prove “serious impairment of body function” you and your auto accident attorney will need to show an “objectively manifested impairment” of an important body function that affects the person’s general ability to lead his or her normal life.
Whether that is true or not can be decided by a judge prior to trial unless there is a significant question of fact regarding your impairment.
Often, those questions will come up in the area of traumatic brain injury or closed-head injuries. In those cases, a “licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician” in the practice of treating closed-head injuries will need to testify to your serious neurological injury.
If you are partially to blame for the auto accident, your damages will be based on your relative degree of fault. If you are more than 50% at fault, or were driving without mandatory auto insurance, your Third Party lawsuit won’t succeed.
The Michigan No-Fault act limits what damages you can receive in a Third Party lawsuit. If you are allowed to bring a Third Party lawsuit, you will only be able to recover for:
The team at Christensen Law is ready to help you file your Third Party lawsuit and get compensated for the damages you suffered because of your serious auto accident. Contact Christensen Law today for a free initial consultation.