My son was in as accident and the other driver was ticketed. We live in Michigan and have no fault PLPD insurance. I read in a previous comment that I may be able to recoup some of my expenses for auto repairs with something called a mini-tort. What are my rights?
Hello. Under Michigan no-fault laws, if another driver caused the collision and you can show it was the other person's fault, then you can sue that driver in small claims court under the mini-tort law. The most you can recover is $1,000. Most people utilize mini-tort in situations where the other person was ticketed. Often times to cover the deductible they had to pay to fix the car. Sometimes the other driver's insurance company will just pay you the $1,000 so you don't even need to file in small claims court. You should speak with a qualified attorney about your situation so that they can explain to you what options you have. Your insurance company might be a good source of information too. Good luck to you.
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