Are you having problems processing your No-Fault PIP benefit claim because you have to deal with the bureaucracy of the State and the Assigned Claims Facility? The attorneys and staff at Wigod & Falzon, P.C. have been dealing with the Assigned Claims Facility for many years. At our law firm, we have an intake department that is highly specialized in dealing with Assigned Claims.
Due to the changes in the Michigan No-Fault Law, more cases are headed to the Assigned Claims Facility than ever before. Their five-page application is highly confusing and unfair to the typical person or uninformed Michigan consumer.
WE CAN HELP!
IF YOU ARE AN INJURED PERSON who has to deal with Assigned Claims and do not know where to turn, CALL US! We can guide you through their bureaucracy and their confusing process, and we know the best and quickest path to get you your Michigan No-Fault Benefits.
IF YOU ARE A LAW FIRM who does not want to involve yourself with Assigned Claims Plaintiffs, feel free to refer them to our office for the standard referral fee.
Wigod and Falzon is proud to announce the addition of three new attorneys who have joined the team this year.
Richard Brewer has litigated cases involving Automobile Negligence, Michigan No-Fault law, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Motorcycle accident claims, Trucking Accident claims, and all other personal injury claims.
Sandra Toma studied Speech Communication and Rhetoric at Wayne State University before earning her Juris Doctorate from Detroit Mercy Law in 2020. While in law school, Sandra worked at a Plaintiff’s law firm as a Litigation Paralegal. Sandra primarily handles first party auto no-fault (PIP) claims and third party auto negligence claims, along with medical provider suits.
Helen Khouli graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Crime and Law. Helen later earned her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University in 2014. Thereafter, she attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley School of Law where she graduated in 2018. Her work and experience has been focused on personal injury.
For additional information about the exceptional attorneys at Wigod and Falzon, please visit the biography pages. The staff of attorneys at Wigod and Falzon continues to grow along with a dedication and commitment to the clients.
This summer, Wigod and Falzon had the pleasure of working with Rapha Ministries International in providing backpacks filled with school supplies to children in kindergarten through 12th grade who would be otherwise unable to have a backpack or the needed supplies for school.
Rapha Ministries International was able to hand out 100 filled backpacks to the children and our firm was happy to provide 48 backpacks filled with school supplies.
We are grateful for the opportunity that we had in joining with such a wonderful cause and helping children get the tools they need in order to attend school.
One of our attorneys, Alec Ohryn, is volunteering at Constitution Day at Oakland County Circuit Court today.
The volunteers are helping area middle and high school students learn the importance of constitutional law and proper courtroom etiquette. Students and attorneys will discuss a factual Supreme Court case scenario and prepare for oral arguments before a sitting Oakland County Circuit Court judge.
When “no fault” auto insurance was introduced as a remedy for those injured in an accident it was supposedly to benefit the injured victim. The basics of the policies require injured parties to file claims with their own insurance company first after an accident injury. The problems with the change from a fault-based accident recovery system began to emerge when the legislatures began writing the statutes, as embedded in most state laws are restrictions regarding when an injured victim can file a lawsuit against a negligent driver. Insurance companies use this technicality to no end when individuals suffer injuries that may not qualify them for standing to sue, even when the medical bills generated by the accident injury pass the coverage maximum. The required personal injury protection, or PIP coverage, in most states is ridiculously low. This means the maximums are reached in almost every accident regardless of seriousness of injury. The accident lawyers in Southfield MI at Wigod & Falzon understand this dilemma for accident victims, and they work diligently at qualifying their clients for additional financial recovery pursuit when injured in a crash.
Insurance Company Advantage
Just as with many other legislative statutes, the wording of the law clearly benefits the insurance providers because it gives them still another technicality to defend against being required to cover accident injuries. Insurance companies exist to make a profit, and the seriousness of a claimant injury is not a consideration. All that matters is as low of a settlement as possible, and hopefully none at all. That is why it is necessary to have an aggressive attorney.
How an Injury Can Qualify for a Negligence Lawsuit
Only certain injuries can qualify a victim for standing to sue a negligent driver for additional damages beyond their own personal injury protection coverage. They are:
- Broken bones
- Partial paralysis
- Full paralysis
- Serious physical limitations
What this means is that all injuries associated with a negligence lawsuit must be “authorized” by the state of Michigan in order to proceed, which can make being properly compensated a difficult legal task in many instances.
Contact a Michigan No Fault Accident Attorney
Never attempt handling your own accident case in a no-fault state. Michigan residents should call Wigod & Falzon accident lawyers in Southfield MI for comprehensive representation.
Mistakes in diagnosis and prognosis of medical patients is more common than many people realize. Physicians can make errors easily when their information is not accurate or diseases are similar in symptoms. What may appear as one less serious medical issue could be much worse than the original evaluation indicates. Medical diagnosis is also often performed in a teamwork atmosphere where accuracy and effective communication is absolutely necessary. People’s lives hang in the balance, and injury can occur easily when an illness is not properly evaluated. Many times, the wrong treatment regimen will be prescribed, which can be detrimental when the actual medical problem is not being addressed. Medical malpractice legal professionals understand these dilemmas for their clients, and the associates at Wigod & Falzon Southfield MI accident attorneys will work diligently for whole damage recovery.
Types of Medical Misdiagnosis
While each medical malpractice case is unique in some detail, misdiagnosis cases typically fall into one of three categories. They include:
- Total misdiagnosis
- Wrongful misdiagnosis
- Delayed misdiagnosis
Many times, when symptoms of illnesses are similar physicians will get a medical evaluation completely wrong, but more often they will get close to being accurate and not determine the seriousness of the injury. In other cases, treatment specialists cannot make an accurate determination at first only to realize the severity of the problem later. All three of these scenarios are malpractice, and your attorney can use all gathered information in crafting a case for equitable compensation when injuries are the result.
What Your Personal Injury Law Firm in Southfield Can Do
Your personal injury law firm in Southfield can investigate any misdiagnosis case thoroughly for all evidence that could lead to how the faulty results occurred. The fall out of ineffective treatment could easily impact the patient negatively, resulting in injury in many instances. Not only do doctors make mistakes regarding the seriousness of an injury, but many facilities can experience a breakdown in communications when information is being transferred or evaluated.
Medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis are always complicated and strongly defended. Michigan residents should consult with the Southfield Mi accident attorneys at Wigod & Falzon for comprehensive representation and case evaluation.