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Michael J. Morse

Michael Morse’s Answers

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  • What do I do when my (car accident) attorney does not communicate with me and is not taking care of things he should do?

    The accident was June 14, 2008. The other parties insurance informed us that we hove until June 14, 2010 to present some "papers" to them or we may not be able to collect our settlement funds.

    Michael’s Answer

    Too often consumers are needlessly intimidated by an attorney. It's important to remember you hired your lawyer to perform a service and just like anyone else you hire, you can always terminate your relationship with that attorney. It seems you are up against a pending statute of limitations, so you must act quickly. At this late time, it may be best to send a certified letter to your lawyer terminating his or her services and requesting a complete copy of your file. Immediately contact another experienced auto accident attorney for a consultation. Yuor new lawyer may have to file an immediate lawsuit to protect the statute of limitations.

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  • I was hit in the back of my head at the hoe down at hart plaza in detroit, mi. i want to know if i can sue them.

    there was not enough crowd control ath the event and they allowed way too many people into the area as far as safety wnet. i stood in line for over 45 minutes to use the restroom when i felt something hit me in the back of my head. i immediately...

    Michael’s Answer

    This would be a tough case. Do you know what hit you? who hit you or threw the object at you? Do you have any ongoing injuries? Even if you know these answers, it would be very hard to hold someone responsible. If you know who did it, you could sue that person personally. Other than that, suing the organizers of the event would be near impossible. Good luck.

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  • Auto accident on private property (speedy's auto service), what can I do??

    Hi, my car was hit on april 13, 2010 by the store manager of speedy's auto shop while it was parked. My transmission and front end were damaged costing me a repair of $3000 or more. I only have liability coverage from my insurance so I'm seeking...

    Michael’s Answer

    You are entitled to seek recovery for the total amount of the property damage. When a car is parked it is considered "property", and therefore, rather than the $500.00 mini-tort maximum, you can bring a claim in small claims court for your damages, with the maximum allowable recovery of $3,000.00. Often a letter letting the manager and the business know that you are consulting an attorney is enough to prompt them to forward the letter to their insurance carrier. If that fails, this would most likely be a case that could be resolved in small claims court without protracted litigation.

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  • Whos fault is it with no fault insurance?

    I damaged my friends car and he has no fault insurance. Am I resposible to pay for the damage?

    Michael’s Answer

    If your friend has collision coverage on his car, then his own company pays for all damages to that car, even if the accident was entirely your fault. If he is required to pay a deductible, he can ask your auto insurance company for reimbursement up to $500.00. If your friend has no collision coverage, the most he can collect from you is still a maximum of $500.00. In Michigan, if you have no insurance, or if your friend's car was reasonably parked at the time of the accident, he can file a claim against you for all of the property damage to his vehicle.

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  • I was rear ended in a car accident two years ago by a commercial truck that had a 1 million dollar policy how much worth?

    I was rear ended by a commercial truck have had physical therapy cortisone injections and am now on pain medicine and nerve medicine as the cortisone injections are no longer working. The ortho doc said i was in oprapable and would have a lifetime...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your attorney should be answering these questions. I have settled cases like this for more than a million dollars. It all depends on how bad your injuries are and how long you treat with doctors for the injuries. You also look at your lifestyle before this accident and how you are doing now. there are lots of things that are looked at when coming up with a dollar value. Good luck!

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  • Can I find out how much my ticket costs ahead of time?

    I got a car accident ticket and a friend of mine who lives in a different city told me that there's a way to find out how much your ticket costs by calling or possibly the internet. Is this true? I've searched online and called the court but all I...

    Michael’s Answer

    The police officer should have given you a sheet with your ticket to lay out what is owed if you want to pay your ticket and avoid court. You could always stop by the court and get a fee schedule as well.

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  • Can I file a personal injury claim ?

    I was in a head on collision, the other driver was at fault and under the influence of drugs. My jeep was totaled and i've been in the hosp with multiple broken bones for 3 weeks now. I didn't have car insurance, Is there any claims I can file ...

    Michael’s Answer

    In Michigan, if you owned the vehicle and were driving it without the required no-fault insurance, you are out of luck to sue for pain and suffering as well as getting any economic benefits.

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  • Can I file a claim if accident happened outside the license restriction parameters?

    I had a DUI four years ago and the license was revoked. Last year the license was given back to me with restrictions. A breathalizer was installed in one of my cars. During this period on the restricted license I purchased another car (fully in...

    Michael’s Answer

    You can try and file a claim with your insurance company. This is not something that they should be concerned with. You may have violated your probation by driving without it in your new vehicle. I would contact a criminal attorney to ask that question.

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  • Can an injured person's SOL run out, if they have retained counsel in PI case?

    I know someone that had hired a lawyer for injuries in car wreck, the case is on going medical records, depositions etc.. But No actual Lawsuit filed. Are they protected regarding SOL?

    Michael’s Answer

    A lawsuit is the only thing that can stop the statute of limitation from running in an auto accident.

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  • Can I file a personal injury claim ?

    I was in a head on collision, the other driver was at fault and under the influence of drugs. My jeep was totaled and i've been in the hosp with multiple broken bones for 3 weeks now. I didn't have car insurance, Is there any claims I can file ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Unfortunately, in Michigan if you are the owner and operator of an uninsured motor vehicle you are unable to pursue a claim for pain and suffering even if you were not at fault and sustained serious injuries. The fact that you had no insurance also precludes you from making a claim for No Fault benefits, which would normally entitle you to collect lost wages , payment of medical bills, payment for assistance with chores in your home while you are disabled, attendant care and medical mileage payments.

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