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Bret A. Schnitzer

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  • Michigan Uninsured vs. Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    I have 100K/300K uninsured motorist coverage with Allstate. I don't have underinsured motorist coverage. I was involved in an accident where the other guy was at fault. He has 50K/100K in liability insurance. Allstate is telling me that my uni...

    Bret’s Answer

    You should have an attorney look at the policy. Good luck.

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  • My car was totaled when it was hit head-on by a drunk driver. But there is no incident report?

    My car was totaled when it was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The police took away the woman and there was no incident number given to my boyfriend driving the car or the towing company. Now, over a week later, they are saying no incident report ...

    Bret’s Answer

    If a drunk driver hit your boyfriends car there must be a police report generated. Depending on the City police reports are available immediately or sometimes it takes several weeks. Additionally, some police departments will not release the UD-10 without a FOIA request. Finally, if there is a criminal proceeding associated with the accident further delay in the release sometimes occurs. Your boyfriends insurance company should be notified. If any injuries occurred see a personal injury attorney in Michigan as soon as possible. Here is an interesting link regarding suing drunk drivers who cause injury accidents for your review. http://www.schnitzerlaw.net/blog/?p=944
    Bret

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  • Are workmans comp settlements paid at the settlement signing ?

    settlement from the employers insurance co. agreed to take there settlement offer.and going to sign the settlement agreement.

    Bret’s Answer

    John Connell is correct. The redemption needs to be approved by the work comp magistrate and you will get your check within 15-30 days unless the appeal period is waived by a separate hearing.

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  • Should I contact an attorney as I was injured as a passenger in an auto accident and have an injury?

    I was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at a traffic light towing an empty trailer. The person behind us for some reason accelerated into our trailer hitting it on the driver side breaking the lens of our rear light and puncturing her bumper. Her a...

    Bret’s Answer

    The best advise is to consult a lawyer. Most injury lawyers like us will give you a free no-obligation consultation either by phone or in person. Here is a link to hiring a personal injury attorney in Michigan.http://www.schnitzerlaw.net/blog/?p=905

    Sincerely, Bret A. Schnitzer

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  • Can you sue a drunk driver in Michigan if no injuries?

    I was stopped at a red light when another car struck me from behind pushing my car into the car in front of me. The driver that hit me was arrested for driving under the influence and for being in possession of prescription medication without an ...

    Bret’s Answer

    I am not clear when you were in the accident from your question. If you are having headaches you should go to either your nearest emergency room or physician and have it checked out. Often times injuries do not manifest themselves for days or even weeks following a motor vehicle incident. The sooner you get medical attention the better. You will be covered for No-Fault benefits for injuries sustained from the accident. That includes medical bills and other benefits. You can check out our website for lots of good information pertaining to your No-Fault rights in Michigan at www.schnitzerlaw.net . We also have a mobile app that you can download for free with lots of important auto accident information.

    Thank you,

    Bret

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  • Can an Ohio motorcycle rider, not at fault and seriously injured in an accident in Michigan, with an auto sue for damages.

    My husband was not at fault. Other driver cited. Husband wearing helmet and very good riding gear. Both the Michigan auto driver and my husband have Progressive insurance. My husband was hospitalized 11 days with very serious injuries, is now rec...

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  • Will my fathers home owners insurance pay for medical bills from a car accident on his driveway?

    I live with my 90 yr old father. I hit a child on the driveway while backing out of the garage. I didn't have insurance on my car. Can his homeowners insurance pay the medical bills of this child since the accident was on his property?

    Bret’s Answer

    I think Attorney Melican is probably correct. Homeowner polices generally exclude auto accident cases. You would have to check the particular policy to confirm this. A lawyer could be retained for a fee to review your homeowners policy in this regard.

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  • I hit a 2 year old child standing behind my car in my driveway while backing out. The parents were nowhere to be found.

    I was backing out of my driveway and I hit and ran over a 2 year old child. The child was just outside of my garage and standing a few feet from my rear bumper upon backing-out. The child's parents were not outside. I did not have insurance at th...

    Bret’s Answer

    In Michigan if you are driving a vehicle without MI No-Fault Insurance and there are injuries arising out of the use of the motor vehicle, you are responsible for the No-Fault benefits paid out in the matter, whether or not you are at fault. I suggest that you hire an attorney in Michigan to assist you in this matter. I would expect that most attorneys would charge you fees to handle this matter. Good luck to you.

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  • Case against the driver insurance for negligent infliction of emotional distress

    File against the driver who ran red light and killed my sibling last September 2012 in Ann arbor mi. I was the passenger of the vehicle when the accident happened other driver T-bone my sibling car and the car airborne flipped I had mino...

    Bret’s Answer

    I live in Ann Arbor and am a long time resident of the City of Ann Arbor and will happy to answer any questions you have. You can see our website at the link below.

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  • I filed wrongful death, will be sued back by the suspect

    I Filed by myself wrongful death against the suspect. according to report the suspect was at fault crossing red light and killed by spouse. Both cars totaled hospital bills my spouse about 40000 paid by my car insurance. Their insurance is 500...

    Bret’s Answer

    Sure, you could be sued by the other individuals. If they claim you were at fault they will likely sue you. The bigger question is why would you not hire a lawyer to file such an important case?

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