The staff of Michael Morse P.C. is always available to answer your questions or clarify any of the answers provided below. Please contact us should you need further assistance.
The vast majority of insurance policies state that any dispute concerning the amount of payment must be resolved by arbitration. The procedures for doing so are outlined in the actual insurance policy.
To win arbitration or to avoid it, you must research the actual facts you intend on presenting. To simply state "my vehicle is worth $15,000 because that's what I paid for it" would not hold merit. You must obtain and present written estimates for the current value of the vehicle and estimates of the damage caused to it from the auto or motorcycle accident.
Get the estimates from several sources that support your position. If you can provide your insurance company with this information it is possible to receive a higher settlement without arbitration. Remember, it costs the insurance company money to arbitrate the claim. Everything is negotiable.
Another important note: In Michigan, the mini-tort rule states that the most you can recover from the person at fault for damage done to your vehicle is $500.
Have more questions? Call our experienced staff of Michigan car accident lawyers and ask them for free by dialing 1.800.281.0606 or . Remember, NO FEES are charged until we settle your case.
"I think very highly of Mr. Morse’s office and would recommend them to anyone. It starts with the great feeling you get when you come to the office for the very first time and it has continued with the excellent customer service they always provided . I don’t even need to ask questions because the attorneys and paralegals are so on top of their jobs. They have always been there for me. I have a warm and friendly feeling anytime I stop in. It feels like home."
Michigan Accident Questions > Vehicle Damage Claims