Car Accidents

Your Rights After a Car Accident in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we know what a stressful, traumatizing, and difficult time it must be. If you are a victim of such an accident, you have a legal right to medical treatment, care, services, and the recovery of lost income and damages.

At Upper Michigan Law, we can:

  • Help you understand your rights in order to build a personalized case for your situation.
  • Answer any questions you have throughout the entire process.

Jessica Bray and Sam Larrabee are our law firm's attorneys who have experience in helping our clients win the compensation they deserve after being injured in a car accident in Michigan.

Is Michigan A No Fault State for Car Accidents?

Yes, Michigan is a no-fault state for car accidents. In a no-fault state, when a car accident occurs, each driver's insurance company is responsible for covering their own medical expenses and other economic losses, regardless of who was at fault in the accident.

In Michigan's no-fault system, drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, which provides coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs resulting from injuries sustained in a car accident. This PIP coverage is typically the first source of compensation for accident-related injuries, regardless of who caused the collision.

One of the key advantages of Michigan's no-fault system is that it enables injured parties to receive prompt medical treatment without having to wait for liability disputes to be resolved. However, it also means that in cases of less severe injuries, victims may not be able to sue the at-fault driver for pain and suffering or non-economic damages unless certain thresholds of injury severity are met.

While the no-fault system aims to streamline the claims process and ensure faster compensation for accident victims, it can also be complex and lead to disputes between insurance companies. For this reason, individuals involved in car accidents in Michigan should seek the guidance of experienced personal injury attorneys to navigate the no-fault system and protect their rights to fair compensation.

Upper Michigan Law is Here to Help You Understand Your Rights

When you are involved in a car accident, we will determine whether you are liable for:

  • First Party Benefits: Payable to a car accident victim who suffers from an injury due to the ownership, maintenance, or operation of a vehicle. First party accident coverage includes reimbursement for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of property damages, burial expenses, and the loss of survivors.
  • Third Party Benefits: A person is compensated for damages by a third party in this type of claim. The plaintiff sues the driver or owner of the vehicle for negligence that caused the injury.

Contact a Lawyer at Upper Michigan Law Who Can Help

If you or someone you love has been the victim of an automobile accident, it is best to contact an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who can help you immediately. Our team at Upper Michigan Law is not only ready to help you, but we have recovered millions of dollars in awards for our past clients, and we will do the best we can to get you the settlement you deserve.

Call us for a complimentary case review today.

Why Choose Upper Michigan Law

  • Personalized Attention

    We know each of our clients by name, creating trusted attorney-client relationships completely based on reliability and security.

  • Responsive & Effective Communication

    We stay available for our clients, making communication easy and you our top priority.

  • Over 40 Years of Experience

    We focus on specific areas of law so that we stay ahead of our competition and provide consistently successful results.

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have a proven record of results, achieving millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for the injured.