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Decisions That Can Negatively Impact a Personal Injury Claim in Michigan

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on September 21, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Injured victims innocently cause serious damage to their car accident claims every day. Often this happens because they are trying to recover compensation on their own, without the help of a qualified attorney. Jay Trucks discusses some of these common missteps and how to avoid them while pursuing a car accident claim against a negligent […]

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Pursuing Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury in Michigan

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on September 15, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan residents who suffer any type of personal injury in an accident, such as a car accident or slip and fall, will have their medical expenses and lost wages covered by the state’s no-fault insurance benefits. In some cases, however, if an individual suffers a catastrophic injury, those funds may not suffice, especially if a […]

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How Does Michigan’s Assigned Claim Plan Apply in a Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 27, 2020 in Auto Accidents

In Michigan, people who are injured in a car crash are eligible to receive no-fault benefits through their auto insurance policy. This coverage provides compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other needs. However, in instances where that coverage is not available, the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF) administers coverage under a state-administered plan. […]

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What Damages Can I Pursue Outside of My No-Fault Benefits Claim?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 19, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s no-fault insurance provides payment for medical bills and property damages after a car crash, up to your policy limits. You are eligible for these benefits regardless of who may have caused the accident. However, your coverage most likely does not compensate you for any non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. So, what is […]

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What Lost Wages Can I Recover After a Michigan Car Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on August 12, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Car accidents are more than an unexpected inconvenience. Without insurance protection, medical costs alone can cause injured victims to suffer financial devastation. Fortunately, insured Michigan drivers are protected under the state’s no-fault insurance. This coverage provides lost wages and other benefits when you are injured in a car crash, no matter who may have caused […]

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How Michigan’s No-Fault System Works in an Accident Involving a Drunk Driver

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on July 31, 2020 in Auto Accidents

While the number of drunk driving accidents is less than in previous years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest statistics show they are still too high. Drivers who get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher are considered impaired in every state (except Utah, which imposes a lower […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer For a Car Crash in a No-Fault State?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on July 09, 2020 in Auto Accidents

No-fault states were originally intended to create a system that helped to prevent the courts from being tied up with frivolous civil lawsuits. Under this system, injured car crash victims do not have to prove fault and could quickly access their no-fault benefits for compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages and other damages without […]

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Will Michigan’s New Auto Reform Insurance Really Cost Less?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 29, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s much talked about new auto reform law goes into effect July 2, 2020. Following promises of savings to policyholders, many may wonder just when they will see evidence of a reduced cost. While there are cost reductions in some areas, policyholders may see little overall savings, and many may actually end up paying more. […]

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Impact of Coordinated Versus Uncoordinated Benefits in a Car Crash Claim

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 19, 2020 in Auto Accidents

Michigan’s no-fault system gives insured drivers the opportunity to choose between a policy with coordinated or uncoordinated benefits. So why choose one over the other? To understand what may work best for you, it is helpful to know how a claim with each type of policy may play out after an accident. The attorneys at […]

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What is the Injury Threshold in a Michigan Claim?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 12, 2020 in Auto Accidents

The Threshold Injury law is unique to the complicated no-fault state of Michigan. It defines how the state classifies an injury that involves a serious impairment of body function after a car crash. Jay Trucks & Associates explains this law and when it may apply to a Michigan auto negligence claim. Why is this important? […]

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