After you’ve been in a vehicle accident and suffered serious injuries, you may be wondering how to file a personal injury claim for a car accident. A personal injury claim can help you recover damages after a Michigan auto collision—but only in the event that you’ve been seriously injured.
What Is a ‘Serious’ Injury Under Michigan Law?
To you, any injury is serious, so it can be confusing to try to figure out whether you meet the requirements of the serious injury threshold. The basic definition of a serious injury is that you must have suffered serious disfigurement, permanent injury, or serious impairment of a major bodily function.
Some examples of these serious injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Organ damage
- Severe burns
- Broken bones and fractures
How to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Michigan Auto Wreck
Now that you know how to determine whether your injury qualifies for you to file for personal injury compensation under Michigan’s no fault laws, you must do the paperwork. You can negotiate a settlement with the involved insurance companies (usually the other driver’s insurance or a liable third party) by filing a claim.
Investigating and proving your case is imperative to getting the compensation you need. Insurance companies may try to deny your claim, attempting to show that your injuries aren’t serious enough or that their client wasn’t responsible for your accident.
Hiring an attorney who can help you file the paperwork, negotiate with insurers, and file a lawsuit in court can help you achieve a successful outcome.
Contact Christensen Law
If you need to learn more about how to file a personal injury claim for a car accident, simply call Christensen Law. We can walk you through the process of filing for personal injury compensation and assist you with negotiating fair compensation from the involved insurance companies.