of no fault of my own of course as well as unable to sleep nerve damage along with an entire year of unemployment all not allowing me to live a normal life. Please how can all this not be consirded serious impairment what deos serious impairment really mean does one have to be impairmed for rest of his or her life or can it lead to just one year of serious impairment in order for one to recieve full amount of benfits owed to one under Michigan State Law Thankyou
Personal Injury Lawyer
I think you've received some poor legal advice.
Michigan's auto accident threshold law changed on July 31, 2010. Although there may have been some argument under the previous and far harsher threshold law under Kreiner v. Fischer, based upon your description I clearly see that you have a legitimate claim. Temporal/durational factors were extremely important under the old law, and there were some unpublished opinions that did suggest you need to suffer an impairment of longer than a year, such as Gagne and others. However these temporal barriers were removed by McCormick.
You certainly have a legitimate claim under our current auto injury threshold law.
Here is a link that better explains our new law in Michigan:http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog/2010/10/21/how-mccormick-v-carrier-has-changed-auto-accident-lawsuits-in-michigan/
If you need any further assistance, please contact me. I'm happy to help.
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Who said that this wasn't a serious impairment? A serious impairment does not need to be permanent under the law. Dependent upon your pre-accident injury status, you may have a viable claim. Please call my office to discuss your case. (866) 288-6529
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