Car Accident and Serious Impairment
The seriousness of your injury must be validated by a physician and usually includes diagnostic tests. For instance, if you injured your neck and/or back did your doctor prescribe an MRI of your back. Most importantly, the injury must significantly affect your life.
Courts look to see how long you were off work and what activities you can no longer do. The longer you are off of work the better your case is. If you used to jog or play sports and you are unable to do your previous activities for a long period of time, your case will be more valuable. If you continue to work after your accident and your activities are not significantly altered, then you are probably not suffering from a serious impairment of a body function.
If you have scarring from the car accident, an experienced Michigan automobile accident attorney can evaluate whether or not you have a serious impairment of a body function.