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In Michigan, it’s easy to be confused about whether you can sue when you are injured in an automobile accident. We have a no-fault system which makes it hard to sue the driver who caused your injuries. With the no-fault system accidents and injuries that are deemed not serious are typically paid by your insurance company which is known as “first party”. Unfortunately, first party doesn’t reimburse you for medical expenses and lost wages.
That doesn’t mean that suing the other driver isn’t a possible. You can sue as long as your injuries meet the threshold. The threshold injury has undergone a change with the Supreme Court’s McCormick v. Carrier ruling.
The injuries meet the threshold when the auto accident when there was:
However, there are factors Michigan courts use to determine when a severe impairment of body function meets the threshold.
Leading a normal life is pretty simple. It refers to your capacity to live a normal manner. Included with these three questions are also other factors which help determine if your injuries meet the threshold.
You can see that sometimes it’s difficult to determine if an auto injury meets the threshold which allows you to sue the driver at fault. Each case and each injury is different. The driver who caused your injury could have caused your back problems or broken bones. A driver who caused different accident could have left his or her victim with ligament tears in the shoulders or knees or debilitating burning sensations. Thus, it’s important to determine whether your injury and your rights meet the threshold test.
To find out if your auto injury meets the threshold to sue the other driver, call an experience attorney at the Clark Law Office today. We’ve been helping clients for over 30 years receive benefits from negligent drivers and we know you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.