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Question: What if the person who hit me had been drinking?
Answer: This may entitle you to a Dramshop Claim. This is the legal term for a lawsuit against a liquor store, bar, or other business, which illegally sold alcohol to the person who caused the motor vehicle accident. The most common Dramshop Claims involve alcohol sold to someone who was visibly intoxicated. A valid Dramshop Claim also exists if a person under age 21 was served alcohol.
Michigan laws governing Dramshop Claims are complex, and require the injury victim to assert the claim within 120 days after he or she retains an attorney. If alcohol was involved in your accident, you should contact our office immediately.
Question: If I receive wage loss benefits from my own insurance company, is there a limit on the amount it will pay me per month?
Answer: Yes. Michigan law places a cap on the maximum monthly payout of No-Fault wage loss benefits. This amount is adjusted every year for inflation.
Question: Are my wage loss benefits taxable?
Answer: If you are receiving your wage loss benefits from a No-Fault insurance company, because of a bicycle/auto accident, those benefits currently are not taxable under Michigan and Federal law.
Question: What if the police say I was at fault in the accident?
Answer: If you are determined to have been more than 50% at fault in an auto accident, then you do not have a claim against the driver or other parties involved in the accident. However, we strongly recommend that you check with our office for a free legal consultation about the percentage of fault that might be attributed to you for an accident.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a bicycle accident, talk with an experienced Michigan bicycle accident lawyer today. Please submit a simple, free, and confidential legal consultation form now.
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