Car crashes can leave victims and families feeling overwhelmed by medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and psychological trauma that could last a lifetime. The experienced legal team at Jay Trucks and Associates are available to guide you through the recovery process.
I would like to say I was completely satisfied with the way Jay Trucks & Associates performed in handling my case….
– R. Louis
Our attorneys have a proven record of recovering millions in compensation for car accident victims throughout Michigan, including a $350,000 recovery for a 59 year old mother that suffered a head injury in an automobile accident, a $300,000 recovery for a senior citizen that was hit by a vehicle and suffered serious leg injuries and a $175,000 settlement for a 59-year-old truck driver that sustained a right leg injury. Jay Trucks and Associates has been in business for more than three decades and our primary focus is helping injury victims pursue the maximum compensation available for their damages.
Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Lansing car accident attorneys and learn more about the legal options that may be available for your specific incident. There are no upfront or hidden costs to you, and we do not get paid unless you do.
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There are several important details about your claim that a lawyer will need to review before determining the validity of your car accident case. As the plaintiff, you or your lawyer will need to prove negligence by the at-fault party was the cause for your damages.
Some questions your lawyer might ask, could include:
There may be other important details that your lawyer might need to know to determine your eligibility for compensation. These details can all be discussed in a free consultation with one of our Lansing car accident attorneys.
Car accident victims may be eligible to be compensated for past, present and future out-of-pocket expenses directly related to your injury. These expenses are generally broken down into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages:
These damages are considered financial losses that have a specific monetary value, such as:
Car accident victims could also be eligible for non-economic damages, which are the physical and psychological effects of an injury that do not have a specific monetary value, such as:
The Lansing car accident attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates have many years of combined experience calculating and negotiating fair settlements for victims. Remember, we only receive payment when we successfully recover compensation for your car accident claim.
Call our firm today at (800) 762-8623 to schedule your free, no risk, no-obligation consultation.
There are several advantages to having a knowledgeable Lansing auto accident lawyer handling your claim. One being that car accident victims usually recover more compensation with legal representation compared to those who decide to go at it alone.
Other ways our team of legal professionals may be able to assist with your claim include:
If your claim is validated during your free consultation, these are just some of the ways our Lansing car accident attorneys could help you pursue compensation.
Some people might be hesitant to file an insurance claim because they think their rates will skyrocket, however, if you do not file your claim on time, you could miss your chance to pursue insurance compensation – most car accident claims are resolved through settlements with insurance companies.
The Michigan statute of limitations says most personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date the accident occurred. However, there could be certain details about your claim that could cause the due date to be shortened or extended. For instance, if your claim is against the government for a poor road design, you must provide notice to the at-fault party within 120 days from the date of the accident.
However, you are only allowed to file a lawsuit after a car accident if your claim fits certain criteria, for example, you must have been seriously injured or permanently disfigured. You may also be able to file a lawsuit if you lost a loved one in a car crash.
If you are trying to receive coverage from your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, Michigan law states that you must file a claim within one year.
You can discuss the deadline for your claim in a free consultation. Call today: (800) 762-8623.
Since Michigan is a no-fault car insurance state, every driver is obligated to have a PIP coverage in their car insurance coverage to pay for damages from a crash, no matter who is at fault.
If you purchased or renewed your PIP coverage before July 1, 2020, you should have unlimited health benefits. For policies purchased or renewed after this date, drivers can choose their level of coverage:
Your PIP policy also provides up to 85 percent of lost income and up to $20 per day in compensation to cover household services you can no longer provide because of your injuries.
Property Protection Insurance (PPI) provides up to $1 million in coverage only for the damages listed below, excluding damage to another vehicle in an accident:
Michigan law states that drivers are covered for damages to other property up to $1 million under PPI, however, this type of insurance does not cover damages to another car in an accident.
Before July 1, 2020, Michigan required all drivers to carry a minimum of $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident in liability coverage. Each driver is also required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in property damage coverage for a single accident. This pays for damages you cause in an accident.
Policies purchased or renewed after July 1, 2020 will have higher liability minimums:
Michigan drivers have the option of purchasing uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) auto coverage to cover damages if the at-fault driver is uninsured or does not have enough coverage for your damages. Policyholders have the option of increasing their limits at any time, however, these are the recommended minimums:
Contact one of our knowledgeable Lansing auto accident attorneys if you have any questions about your insurance coverage. We have over 150 years of combined experience helping auto accident victims seek compensation.
Insurance adjusters from both sides may attempt to contact you immediately after your car accident, however, it is important to keep these conversations to a minimum until you speak with a licensed Lansing car accident attorney. Most car insurance adjusters are looking for you to say or do something that could be used against you to lower the value of your claim and avoid making a big payout for your damages.
Some ways insurance adjusters could trick you into devaluing your claim include:
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in handling communication with insurance companies and adjusters.
Schedule a free consultation to learn more about how our attorneys may be able to assist you. Call (800) 762-8623.
Although today’s technology is making cars safer for drivers, injuries from car crashes are still quite common, including:
Most car accidents are caused by the negligent actions of drivers. Disobeying traffic laws and distracted driving are among the most common reasons for collisions.
Other negligent activity known to cause car crashes includes:
If you believe you have a valid claim and your injuries were caused by one of the above-mentioned negligent activities or something similar, you may be eligible to be compensated for your damages.
Our attorneys are prepared to handle the entire legal process on your behalf, so you can rest and recover from your injury. Take a look at some of our testimonials from past clients to learn more about the benefits of hiring a trusted attorney.
Contact us today to learn about your rights as an auto accident victim and how you may qualify for compensation to cover past, present and future expenses related to your injury. The initial consultation is free, and we charge you no attorney fees until we secure fair compensation for your claim.
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If you suffered serious injuries in a car crash, and that collision was caused by another driver, having an attorney on your side can help to protect your interests while you are recovering. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have over 30 years of experience advocating for injured victims. Our proven record of success includes a $1,000,000 recovery for the family of a victim that was fatally injured when a car ran a stop sign and a $2,000,000 recovery for a crash victim that suffered a traumatic brain injury.
… I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case and really appreciate all of the hard work that was put into my case as well.
– T. Kline
Our lawyers are familiar with the strategies that insurance companies use to try and reduce the value of car accident claims. If we represent you, we will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you were injured in a car crash caused by another’s negligence, we recommend that you contact one of our Flint car accident lawyers to discuss your legal options. If you have a case and choose to hire us, there are no upfront fees or costs for our services unless we first recover compensation on your behalf.
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It can be difficult to determine liability without knowing more about your specific accident. To help us learn more about how you were injured, we offer a free consultation with a lawyer on our legal team. During this no-obligation meeting, we are prepared to discuss the details of the crash, answer your questions and discuss your legal options.
Some of the details we need to help us determine whether you may have a potential claim include:
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Every case is different and assigning an accurate value to your potential case cannot be done without reviewing the unique circumstances that resulted in your accident and injuries. However, if you have a case, these are some of the details we are prepared to investigate to help calculate your damages:
Our knowledgeable Flint car accident lawyers at Jay Trucks and Associates have decades of experience calculating Michigan car accident claims and negotiating settlements for our clients. We are dedicated to aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you if we determine your case has merit.
No lawyer can guarantee a specific outcome. However, we have a proven and successful track record that spans 30 years. We want you to know that your claim is in good hands so you can focus on your recovery. We are dedicated to protecting your best interests throughout the legal process, which could include:
Victims who were injured in a car accident and pursue a claim with an attorney often recover higher compensation for sustained damages than others who try to handle their claim alone.
Read the testimonials of other satisfied clients who used our services, including a client who said, “I couldn’t have imagined going through this with anyone else or alone.”
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Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance system, you will likely pursue compensation for damages sustained in a car crash through a claim with your own insurance policy, regardless of who may have caused the accident.
Motor vehicle operators in Michigan will be denied the ability to get a vehicle license plate if they cannot provide proof of insurance. Additionally, those who drive an uninsured vehicle or loan an uninsured car to another driver may be assessed heavy financial penalties and even some jail time.
All Michigan drivers should be aware of the new No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform Bill law that is effective starting July 1, 2020. Under this new law, drivers will see significant changes to their liability limits and PIP coverage options.
Michigan’s No-fault insurance system contains three parts:
If you file a claim prior to July 1, 2020, PIP will still pay for:
When the new insurance law is implemented on July 1, 2020, drivers will be able to choose the level of PIP coverage that best suits their needs and their budget. Motorists can elect PIP benefits to provide one of the following coverage options:
It is important to understand your no-fault insurance benefits. For example, if you plan to file a no-fault insurance claim after sustaining damages that resulted in medical bills, you must file a claim no later than one year from the date your accident or expense occurred. If you miss that deadline, or statute of limitations, you may lose the option to pursue recovery for those damages.
PPI provides up to $1 million in compensation, but it only covers property damage you caused with your vehicle within Michigan state, including:
PPI is not intended to compensate for damages you may do to any other types of property, such as if your vehicle damages another in a car accident.
If you are assigned liability for a car crash, this is the portion of your required coverage that pays for the damages you caused, up to the limits of your policy. The current coverage limits mandated by Michigan state law is $20,000 for one person in a single accident or a total of $40,000 if more than one occupant was injured in an accident. The minimum for property damage coverage is $10,000 for a single accident.
However, after July 1, 2020, liability limits will increase significantly:
If you are confused by the new insurance laws and how they may apply to your accident, you are not alone. Our experienced lawyers are well-versed in Michigan auto insurance laws, and we are prepared to answer your legal questions.
If the other driver has no insurance or not enough coverage to pay for your damages, you may still be able to file a claim if you have purchased the optional uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) car insurance. Although you may increase the limits at any time, the minimum UM/UIM recommended limits are:
Michigan’s requirements for qualifying for this type of claim are confusing, which is why it can be beneficial to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side to handle the process for you.
Our Flint car accident lawyers welcome the opportunity to assist you and review the unique circumstances of your claim to determine what insurance coverages may apply in your situation.
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Insurance companies often call injured victims shortly after an accident. This approach, while it seems like a genuine attempt to help, is actually a tactic used to catch vulnerable accident victims off-guard, while they are still in a state of recovery.
It is important to remember that no matter how friendly the insurance adjuster is on the phone, ultimately, it is his or her job to find ways to devalue your claim and reduce the amount of payout as much as possible. Some methods an adjuster may use to reduce the value of your accident claim include:
At Jay Trucks and Associates, if you have a case and we represent you, we are prepared to handle all communications with the insurance company to help protect the value of your potential claim.
Michigan’s no-fault insurance system works in such a way that an accident victim will not be able to file a lawsuit except under the following conditions:
If you are not sure if you have a claim, we recommend contacting our office to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible. There is a strict statute of limitations – or filing deadline – in Michigan that gives you just three years to file from the date of an accident if you intend to take legal action.
This deadline extends to all types of accidents involving a motor vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian. If you miss it, the court will likely dismiss the case and you will be unable to recover damages.
Car accidents can happen in an instant and many result in serious injuries. The most commonly seen accidents often result from a distracted, impaired or reckless driver and may include:
If you sustained injuries or other damages as the result of another driver’s negligence, it may benefit you to hire a qualified attorney to assist you with your potential claim. At Jay Trucks and Associates, our Flint car insurance lawyers have helped countless injured victims and their families in Michigan.
Contact our office today by calling (800) 762-8623
Accidents caused by another’s negligence happen for a number of reasons, such as:
We are prepared to investigate if negligence may have led to the crash that caused your injuries.
Newer cars on the market are safer today than ever before. However, not all vehicles are able to withstand high impact crashes, and serious injuries may still occur. These injuries may include:
After sustaining injuries in a car accident, it may be stressful to try to navigate the complex insurance system in Michigan to get the compensation you need. This is why you should consider seeking legal help.
Being involved in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience and understanding how to proceed with a claim can also be confusing and difficult to handle on your own.
At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have extensive knowledge of Michigan’s automotive insurance laws and are prepared to help determine what coverage may apply in your situation. Additionally, we have a full team of support staff that are ready to manage your case from beginning to end – which includes handling all communications with the insurance company on your behalf. Let us protect your rights and best interests so that you can focus on what really matters – your recovery.
Take advantage of the free legal consultation we offer and if we determine you may have a valid case, there is no financial risk if we represent you. We charge zero up-front fees and do not get paid for our services unless we achieve a successful recovery for you.
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Injuries sustained in car accidents can result in victims requiring surgery, ongoing medical care and other health-related treatment. As a result, the costs associated with these services can create a significant financial burden for many families. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we have been advocates for auto accident victims in Michigan for more than 30 years.
… Wonderful people with top quality representation. I am truly blessed to have found this firm…
– Tim Hastings
Our licensed auto accident attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients, including a $2,000,000 settlement for a victim of a crash who suffered catastrophic injuries and a $600,000 recovery for a passenger that was injured in a rental car.
If you have sustained injuries in a Michigan car accident, we encourage you to contact an experienced Clare car accident lawyer at our firm to discuss your potential claim and how we may be able to help. We offer a free initial consultation and require no upfront fees for our services. You pay us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
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During your free car accident consultation, we can review your specific situation and answer this question and any other legal questions you may have.
At Jay Trucks and Associates, these are some of the details we may want to review in your consultation:
Once we understand more about your accident, we can determine whether you may be eligible to pursue compensation and discuss legal options that may apply.
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There are many factors that must be considered to answer this question, such as:
At Jay Trucks and Associates, we are prepared to discuss your potential claim in a free consultation. We have extensive experience calculating the value of Michigan car accident claims and are prepared to help you pursue the maximum compensation for your damages, if we find you have a valid claim.
While we cannot guarantee any specific outcome, our attorneys are experienced at handling car accident claims, and we are prepared to manage each step of the legal process, which may include:
Car accident victims who choose to hire a lawyer typically recover more compensation for their damages than those who attempt to deal with the insurance company on their own.
Visit our testimonials page to find out what our satisfied clients have to say about our services. One client said “I was lost and didn’t have a clue what to do. My case was falling apart. Jay Trucks rescued me and helped me with everything I needed.”
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Michigan is one of a handful of states with a no-fault car insurance system. That means drivers injured in a crash in Michigan usually seek compensation from their own insurance policies, no matter who was at fault for the accident.
Motorists will not be able to get a license plate for their vehicle without proof of insurance. It is also against state law to drive a car that is not insured or for you to allow another person to drive your vehicle if you have not yet purchased the required coverage. Penalties for violating the law may include having your license plate canceled, along with substantial fines and potentially some jail time.
Michigan drivers should be aware that a new No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform Bill was signed into law and will take effect on July 1, 2020. This law will introduce significant changes to liability limits and PIP coverage options.
No-fault insurance has three parts:
For claims filed before July 2020, PIP pays all reasonably necessary medical expenses and there is no maximum limit to the coverage provided, no matter who was at fault in the accident. PIP may also pay as much as 85 percent of income you would have earned if you had not been hurt – this benefit is provided for up to three years. Policyholders are also entitled to up to $20 per day in compensation for household services the injured person can no longer perform, such as housekeeping and yard work.
As of July 1, 2020 new options for reduced PIP coverage go into effect, including the ability to opt out of PIP coverage altogether if you have a qualifying health insurance plan. Drivers can choose between unlimited PIP coverage, $250,000, $500,000 or $50,000 for Medicaid enrollees.
It is important to note that the deadline for filing a no-fault insurance claim is one year from the date of the accident. If you miss your filing deadline, you could be denied the opportunity to obtain any benefits.
This provides up to $1 million for damage to property of another individual or business, including a properly parked vehicle. It does not cover any other type of property damage, including damage to the other vehicle in an accident.
If you are found legally responsible for an accident, this minimum coverage pays for the damages you caused. Minimum coverage required is $20,000 per person, and up to $40,000 per accident if more than one person was injured. An additional $10,000 is the minimum requirement for property damage coverage.
Under the no-fault auto insurance reform law, liability limits will increase significantly:
Unsure of the insurance coverage that may apply to your accident? Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of Michigan auto insurance laws.
Although it is illegal in Michigan, some drivers choose not to purchase the required insurance.
If you are injured in an accident with an uninsured driver, or one who does not have enough coverage to pay for your damages, you may be able to file a claim for your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage is optional and is usually sold with limits of $20,000 per person and $40,000 per crash.
However, these types of claims are often more complicated, as certain requirements must be met before you can use this coverage. That is why it can be very helpful to have the assistance of a licensed attorney.
Our knowledgeable Clare car accident lawyers welcome the opportunity to review the circumstances of your accident to determine the insurance coverages that may apply.
Our firm is available to take your call 24/7:
Injured victims may be surprised when they get a phone call from an insurance company. They are not calling to try to get you the compensation you need as quickly as possible. Insurance adjusters are trained to be friendly and find ways to reduce the value of your claim because their priority is to keep money in their employer’s pocket, not place it in yours. Here are some of the tactics the insurer will use to devalue your claim:
It is important to note that you are not required to answer any questions or even speak with an insurance adjuster. Your attorney can handle all communications on your behalf to ensure the value of your claim is protected.
Under Michigan’s no-fault system, car crash victims cannot file a lawsuit unless the accident fits one of four criteria:
If you are unsure if your accident fits one of these criteria, you can call our Clare car accident attorneys to discuss the crash.
However, it is important to contact us as soon as possible because Michigan’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time you are given to file a lawsuit. For any injury claim caused by a motor vehicle – including a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian – you must file within three years of the date of the crash. If you wait to contact us it may be harder for us to build a strong case, as investigations take time.
It only takes one distracted, aggressive or wreckless moment to cause an accident, and in spite of attempts to educate the driver community, accidents that could have been prevented still happen. Whether you were injured in a collision with one vehicle or involved in a multi-vehicle crash, we are prepared to help. The most common types of car accidents we see are:
If you suffered injuries caused by a negligent driver, we encourage you to call one of our Clare auto accident lawyers today. We understand Michigan’s complicated no-fault system and, if you have a case, are prepared to help you to recover the damages you incurred.
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Careless and distracted drivers are the leading cause of many car crashes. There are many examples of negligence that may give an accident victim the basis for pursuing injury compensation:
If you believe there was some form of negligence that contributed to your crash, it is important to discuss the situation with a licensed legal professional.
Although newer vehicles have more safety features, crashes involving these vehicles can still cause serious injuries. The extent of an injury often depends on the size of the vehicles involved and the speed they were traveling at impact.
Some of the most common and severe injuries experienced by drivers and passengers include:
It can be overwhelming for victims to try to figure out how to navigate the legal system while trying to recover from serious and, in some cases, life-altering injuries. That is why you should strongly consider hiring legal representation.
Car accidents are a stressful and devastating experience for many, and most injured victims do not have the legal knowledge or resources to aggressively investigate the crash or accurately assess the fair value of their damages. Additionally, Michigan’s no-fault statute is confusing, and many victims may not be fully aware of their rights under the law.
Our experienced legal team has been representing personal injury victims throughout Michigan for decades, and we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ legal rights and advocating for their best interests. We want our clients to be able to focus on healing and getting back to their lives while we utilize our extensive resources and knowledge of the law to help obtain maximum compensation.
At Jay Trucks and Associates, we do not collect any upfront fees from our clients. Our initial legal consultation is free and places you under no obligation to pursue a claim. We only get paid if you do.
Jay Trucks and Associates. Ph: (800) 762-8623