"Threshold Injury" is a term unique to Michigan car accident claims, and understanding whether your personal injury meets the definition can be confusing. In many states, the rules are simpler; if another driver causes a collision and you are hurt, you can file a claim – and the extent of your injuries will determine what type of damages you can recover. In Michigan, however, your ability to file a lawsuit in a car accident case is entirely dependent upon whether or not you have a threshold injury.
Michigan Injury Lawyers has handled many automobile accident claims, and we have represented countless clients who have suffered serious injury. We know that when an injury causes severe impairment or disfigurement, you need dedicated representation from a law firm with the experience to protect your rights.
Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Injury Lawyers represents clients across Michigan, including Macomb County, Oakland County, Warren, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Utica, Roseville, Troy, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Southfield, Pontiac, Birmingham Michigan, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills. Call Michigan Injury Lawyers at 313-438-4357, or contact us online for an evaluation of your claim. If there is no recovery in your case, there is no fee for our services.
A threshold injury is one that causes serious impairment of a bodily function or serious and permanent disfigurement. If your injury meets the criteria for the no-fault threshold, then you may be eligible to file a third-party claim against the other driver responsible for your accident – and in addition to economic damages like lost wages and medical bills, you can also file for pain and suffering.
How do you know whether your injury meets the threshold criteria? Your injury must be of such severity that it impacts your ability to resume your normal life. Examples of threshold injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Closed head injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Burn injury;
- Amputation; or
- Compound fractures.
The severity of your injury must be evaluated and established by a doctor, including diagnostic tests and medical reports. This is key, because in order to be considered a threshold injury, it must be one that can be proven through medical tests. The court will review how long you were unable to work, as well as which daily activities you are unable to resume – or, in cases involving disfigurement, the extent of any scarring, etc. The court will also consider your share of the blame in the car accident, because if you were more than 50% responsible for the accident, then you won't be eligible to file a third-party claim at all – even if the other driver was partially at fault.
Car accidents are traumatic events and they can cause significant injury, so it's important that you talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer. Our goal at Michigan Injury Lawyers is to ensure that you and your family obtain fair compensation based on your injuries.
If there is no recovery in your case, there is no fee for our services.
Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Injury Lawyers represents clients across Michigan, including Macomb County, Oakland County, Warren, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Utica, Roseville, Troy, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Southfield, Pontiac, Birmingham Michigan, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills. Call Michigan Injury Lawyers at (888) 454-0801, or contact us online for a FREE evaluation of your claim.