If I got rear-ended by a school bus going 45 mph, can I still file a lawsuit if I’m in a no-fault state?

Asked on March 23, 2012 under Accident Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if you were rear ended by a school bus that damaged your vehicle and caused you other damages, you are entitled to file a lawsuit against the school district or entity that owns the bus regardless of the fact that you reside in a no-fault state.

I suggest that you consult with a personal injury attorney in that assuming a governmental entity owns the bus that struck you, you have a certain time period to make a claim against the governmental entity before you are even allowed to file a lawsuit.

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