Wage Losses for the Temporarily Unemployed

It is no secret that millions of Americans have been experiencing tough economic times. The foreclosure crisis and the recession boosted unemployment rates to new highs, putting nearly unprecedented numbers of hardworking people out of jobs.

People who are still employed are protected by Michigan no-fault insurance law in the event of a car accident or truck accident. The law requires that their insurance companies pay up to 85 percent of their wages for up to three years of missed work, within certain limits.

But what about people who were between jobs at the time of a motor vehicle accident? The law protects them as well. Michigan's no-fault insurance legislation was passed in 1973, which was a historically tough time for Michigan's autoworkers. The law takes into account that hardworking people often face layoffs for short periods.

If you have a history of employment, but had the misfortune to be involved in a car accident while you were unemployed and looking for work, you can still collect the same wage loss compensation you would ordinarily be entitled to — even if you were not working at the time. Your wage loss claim will be based upon the wages you received at your last job. You must demonstrate that you were looking for employment at the time of your disabling injury.

Lawyers Who are Focused on Results in No-Fault Insurance Disputes

At the law office of Bredell & Bredell, our lawyers are respected professionals who are focused on helping clients get the results and compensation they need. Operating from offices in Jackson and Ypsilanti, Michigan, we help our clients find solutions to matters involving no-fault insurance disputes or personal injury claims.

Using in-depth knowledge and extensive experience, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. And our dedication has helped us achieve a history of favorable results in Michigan courts. We have been named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2008, 2009 and 2010. We are also members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have received the highest rating, an AV rating*, for legal abilities and ethical standards through Martindale-Hubbell's peer rating review system. In 2008, in an Oakland County courtroom, we received the largest verdict in a case seeking no fault benefits ever recorded in Michigan history.

Contact Our Ann Arbor No-Fault Insurance Lawyers

If you are involved in a no-fault insurance dispute, contact an attorney at Bredell & Bredell in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Contact our office today by calling 866-586-8164 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options and can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our offices.

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Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.