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Michigan Car Accident Lawyer | Michigan Auto Accident
Michigan Hit and Run Accident Help
At The Mike Morse Law Firm, we know that being involved in a Michigan car accident is a traumatic experience. But when you are the victim of a hit and run accident, things can get more complicated. We make it our goal to answer all of your questions about Michigan law and car accidents, and how you may be able to be compensated for any accident injuries.
Get Help After A Michigan Hit And Run Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Michigan hit and run accident, contact us online or by phone at 855-MIKE-WINS. Our team is pleased to answer all your questions free of charge. You owe us nothing unless you are awarded compensation. We charge absolutely NO FEES until we win your Michigan hit and run accident claim.
What is a Michigan Hit and Run Accident?
Hit and run is regularly defined as leaving the scene of an accident where there is any type of injury to a person, whether the injured person is a pedestrian or an occupant of a vehicle. Michigan motorists have a legal obligation to stop at the scene of any auto accident in which they are involved. Failing to stop or stopping and leaving before the authorities arrive is a serious criminal offense. Leaving the scene of an accident to which you have contributed can be either a misdemeanor or a felony traffic violation under Michigan law, depending on the severity of damages and injuries sustained.
What Do I Do If I’m in a Michigan Hit and Run Accident?
If you are involved in a hit and run accident, make every effort to do the following:
- Get the license plate number of the fleeing vehicle
- Call the police to report the accident and remain at the scene
- Complete an accident report with the police
- Call your insurance company and report the accident
Of course, your ability to perform these tasks can be restricted if you or a loved one are injured or in immediate danger. The personal safety of you and any of your passengers should always be your top priority.
Are Hit and Run Accident Victims Covered Under Michigan’s No-Fault Law?
In the event of a hit and run accident, the accident victim is usually still covered under the Michigan No-Fault Law. The No-Fault Law does not discriminate the type of accident, or if you are a passenger or driver, owner or non-owner, occupant or pedestrian. If you are injured in a car accident, including a hit and run accident, you are still entitled to No Fault benefits and may also have a case for your pain and suffering.
The one exception is if you are the driver and owner of an uninsured vehicle at the time of the accident. In this case, you cannot file a No-Fault claim or seek compensation from the other driver, even if they were at fault.
The Michigan No-Fault Law allows you to claim benefits such as:
- Wage Losses
- Medical Expenses
- Replacement Services
- Attendant Care
- Medical Mileage
- Survivor’s Benefits
In addition to the No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits listed above, a person injured in a hit and run accident may file a claim with their insurance company for pain and suffering if the vehicle they occupied in the accident was covered by uninsured motorist benefits. While this coverage is not mandatory in Michigan, it is advisable to have it to protect yourself and your loved ones.
How Our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
In 2017 alone, we won $150 million for our clients. However, we don’t charge you for a single service until your Michigan motor vehicle accident case is settled. We will put our experience to work for you to see that you receive all of the compensation you deserve. Contact us today online or by phone for your free consultation.