MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY ATTORNEY

MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY ATTORNEY

Motor vehicle liability cases arise out of auto accident, truck and motorcycle crashes. Greg Janks will represent you in bringing an out of court claim/in court litigation against the at fault party/parties, such as the driver/owner of the at fault vehicle. The Michigan No-Fault Insurance Law requires that your injuries have met a "threshold" of death, serious impairment of a body function and/or permanent serious disfigurement in order to bring a "pain and suffering" claim. (MCL §500.3101 et seq)

Greg can also assist with your 1st party claims (also known as No-Fault claims) against your own vehicle insurer for the payment of PIP (Personal Injury Protection) benefits. Such benefits include: wage loss, medical expenses, attendant care, replacement services and mileage. These benefits are payable without regard to fault. There is a 1 year time limit to make the claim and it must be in writing (MCL §500.3101 at seq). Greg is pleased to analyze your specific situation.

Generally he would prefer to give you advice on any PIP claims, but will usually encourage you to handle these claims on your own so you will not incur any attorney fee as your insurer will normally voluntarily pay the claim. Of course if you choose not to handle the claim yourself, or if it is denied, he will be happy to represent you in the PIP claim.

I also handle other motor vehicle related cases, such as:

Dramshop liability: where the other motorist is visibly intoxicated and continued to be served alcohol after such visible intoxication was evident. Eye witness testimony is generally required to prove such continued service. There is a 120 day written notice requirement once you retain counsel and a 2 year statute of limitations (MCL §436.1801).

Highway liability: where the improved portion of the highway has a defect which existed for 30 days or more and caused or contributed to the motor vehicle collision. There is a 120 day written notice requirement from the date of the incident and a 2 year statute of limitations (MCL §691.1402 at seq).