Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Michigan

My son died from a motorcycle accident. I had the bike to his home residence, where he lived with a girlfriend, in his locked garage, . I have the title. I am ready to settle with the motorcycle insurer, but she is uncooperative with releasing the bike- which was totaled and not drivable. What are my options for obtaining the bike to release to the insurance company?

Asked on 8/22/13, 1:38 pm

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William Stern William Stern, P.C.
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Get appointed the personal representative of his estate in the probate court where he lived at the time of his death. Then, file a Claim & Delivery action requesting the motorcycle. She probably will not fight it. You then get the order and send the local sheriff out to pick up the bike.

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Answered on 8/22/13, 1:51 pm
Christopher Brown Brown & Associates, Legal Services, PLLC
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I agree with the above counsel. On a side note, I'm sorry for the loss of your son. If you don't have counsel please contact an attorney before you "settle" with the insurance company. I have seen many people settle for far less than they could receive. Contact me If you need more information.

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Answered on 8/22/13, 4:02 pm

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