Relitigation of Old Cases

Automobile No-Fault cases do not always end with a Trial and Judgment. Cases that were tried years ago, regardless of the result, may be ripe for new litigation. Automobile No-Fault cases involving attendant care claims are unique because unless a declaratory judgment was entered relating to future benefits, the value of the care rendered today may not be affected by the determination of a court or jury years ago.

For those who have suffered an injury in an automotive accident and have been forced to fight for the insurance benefits they deserve, sometimes a second chance is the only way to get the care and compensation they are entitled to under the law. Which is why relitigation is such a critical legal tool.

With No-Fault benefits on the line, the stakes can quite literally be life and death.

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The Evolving Compensation Landscape

REASONS FOR RELITIGATION REPRESENTATION OR REFERRALS INCLUDE:

  • Cases that were unfairly decided or compensation that was inadequately or incorrectly calculated.
  • Auto accident survivors were originally compelled to accept artificially low benefits to address urgent financial needs.
  • Benefits initially offered and accepted without consulting an attorney.
  • Survivor’s care needs growing over time, with age or complicating medical factors.
  • The steep rise in the cost of medical or attendant care.
  • New payment limitations on weekly compensation for caregivers.

The reality is that the cost of care has increased dramatically in recent years. Compensation that may have been sufficient 10 or 20 years ago is likely to be inadequate today—with very real and potentially harmful effects on the auto accident survivors and their families who rely on those funds.

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No-Fault Relitigation Experts

Liss, Seder & Andrews understands that for auto accident survivors facing lifelong health challenges and requiring specialized medical care, there is simply no such thing as one-and-done.

Liss, Seder & Andrews’ team of expert attorneys has a proven track record of survivor advocacy and representation in the specialized world of No-Fault claims and relitigation. Our attorneys are proactive and aggressive in protecting and preserving survivor rights—and recognizing that those rights don’t have an expiration date. In a space where effective representation can make a significant difference in the rates of compensation—and the quality of care and quality of life of accident survivors—clients simply cannot afford to settle for less.

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Life-changing Results

Liss, Seder & Andrews has successfully relitigated attendant care cases in state and federal courts that were previously tried or settled under low terms and secured compensation many times higher than what the insurance company initially paid or the jury determined.

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Life-changing Results

Liss, Seder & Andrews has successfully relitigated attendant care cases in state and federal courts that were previously tried or settled under low terms and secured compensation many times higher than what the insurance company initially paid or the jury determined.

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The Bottom Line

The goal of Michigan’s unique No-Fault Insurance Act was to make it easier for accident survivors to get the compensation they deserve without involving attorneys. The reality? It’s not easy—and there are powerful interests working to make sure that it’s getting even harder. Relitigation is an increasingly important tool to combat that trend, and to protect the rights and wellbeing of auto crash survivors.

For survivors of auto crashes and their families, it’s important to recognize that insurance companies are not going to do them any favors. It’s up to them and their legal team to protect their rights and fight for the full and fair compensation they deserve. And that fight doesn’t have an expiration date.

Ultimately, relitigating to safeguard the long-term health and financial security of auto accident victims isn’t about looking back—it’s about moving forward: protecting a healthy and financially secure future for those who need it most.