Injuries While Performing Maintenance On Your Vehicle
Maintenance Of Your Vehicle
A young man was working under a car when the jack gave way. He sustained serious personal injuries. Because the injury occurred while he was in the process of maintaining his family vehicle, his injuries were covered by lifetime no-fault benefits.
At Bredell & Bredell, our clients are often surprised to discover that their no-fault insurance benefits cover serious personal injuries, even though they were not operating their vehicles. As experienced lawyers, we can help them obtain these benefits and others. We use extensive knowledge of the Michigan No-Fault Act, which sets forth the rules for determining which insurance company pays under different circumstances.
One of these circumstances is maintenance of your vehicle. The maintenance of a vehicle includes acts associated with the normal repair and services of a motor vehicle. The term maintenance for purposes of no-fault insurance coverage may include work performed on a vehicle that is not strictly necessary or that not only preserves the vehicle’s condition, but also improves it:
- Normal repair services to any part of the vehicle
- Cleaning and waxing the vehicle
- Making improvements to your vehicle
Beware of time limits. The law places strict limits on the amount of time you have to place a claim. If you do not act in time, you will lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries.
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 at 734-482-5000 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options, and we can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our offices.