In Michigan, personal injury laws give victims the right to pursue legal compensation for damages when another party’s negligence leaves them injured or causes the death of their loved one. If you have suffered a Michigan personal injury, building a solid case for your injury claim should be your primary goal and is best left to the experience of a personal injury law firm you elect to represent your best interests.
All Law, PLLC has a team of highly experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers serving clients across the state; their mission is to provide comprehensive representation that emphasizes personal attention. We focus on developing and maintaining a solid attorney-client relationship from the start and offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
Read more about some of the high-level issues of personal injury claims, and contact our firm as soon as possible to get legal advice during your free consultation. The sooner we work together after your accident, the more space and time you will have to focus on your recovery without the added stress of trying to make sense of your personal injury case.
When To Contact A Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
The short answer is to hire an attorney as soon as possible after your injury accident. If a family member or loved one has been killed, you have suffered an injury, you are not getting the medical care you require, or you haven’t been reimbursed for your lost wages, an attorney can help. It is an easy process to initiate an insurance claim on your own, but insurers and their adjusters work aggressively to reach a low settlement when working directly with victims who attempt to go through the claims process without the support of a Michigan personal injury lawyer.
It is also a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney in Michigan if the insurance company denied your claim, terminated your benefits, or the auto insurance company is not treating you justly, but again, connecting with our team of personal injury lawyers before even initiating your claim is the best way to ensure that you have the legal support you deserve.
Waiting to contact an attorney after an accident can be devastating because the Michigan Statute of Limitations on when you can file your claim starts once you get injured. All Law, PLLC attorneys will fight to protect you, help you get medical treatment, and assist you in building your case for the best possible settlement.
Michigan Personal Injury Law Practice Areas
All Law, PLLC has represented many individuals who have suffered from medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, but they also represent the following common types of personal injury law cases:
Michigan car accident attorneys can investigate the details of your claim, and help you determine who is at fault on your behalf so that you can recover the damages for your medical treatment costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
There were a total of 245,432 crashes reported in the state of Michigan in 2020. While not every accident results in an insurance claim, this shows how much experience insurers and adjusters have with handling these types of cases and prioritizing their financial interests.
Michigan is a no-fault state, meaning if you have a car accident, no-fault insurance
pays for your medical expenses, wage loss benefits, replacement services, and the damage that you do to other people’s property. However, this does not mean that you don’t have legal recourse if you are injured in a car accident. If your insurance is insufficient to cover your damages, a personal injury attorney can pursue damages from the at-fault party.
Riding a motorcycle comes with increased risks when compared to a passenger vehicle. While riders are aware of these risks and understand the importance of defensive driving, they are under constant threat of a crash due to other drivers’ behaviors. Motorcycle accidents typically cause more extensive injuries than a car accident at the same speed, simply because a car offers structural protection while a motorcycle rider is only protected by what they wear.
If your child is injured during birth due to the negligence or malpractice of the medical staff, it could lead to a lifetime of health complications. Establishing fault in these cases may prove difficult, which is why your Michigan birth injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to provide for your child.
When prescription drugs cause people harm, personal injury lawyers can assist. Many different parties are involved, including the company that manufactures the drugs, the medical staff who prescribe and provide them to patients, and the pharmacies that fill these prescriptions. Your Detroit personal injury lawyer can help you determine where the fault lies.
If your doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider fails to provide a professional level of care and you suffer an injury, you could benefit from a medical malpractice claim. All Law, PLLC medical malpractice lawyers have the knowledge and resources to investigate your case and determine who’s responsible.
Nursing homes and other care facilities provide care for our loved ones. However, if you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected by a care facility, Detroit nursing home abuse lawyers want to help protect your loved one’s rights.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and Reflex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD) can develop after an injury such as a car accident, slip, and fall, or due to a surgical mistake. If you’ve developed this chronic disorder, All Law, PLLC can help you recover compensatory damages.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you slip or fall due to unsafe conditions at your job or on a property, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses. Personal injury legal professionals can do everything possible to hold negligent parties responsible for your injuries.
Don’t worry. The Michigan workers’ compensation attorneys at All Law, PLLC, could help you recover what you’re owed.
Under Michigan law, dog owners are responsible for all safety matters surrounding their dogs. This means that dog owners must have their dogs vaccinated and under control at all times. Even if a dog owner takes reasonable precautions — keeping their dog on a leash, behind a fence, or indoors — if the dog escapes that control and bites a person, the owner can be held liable. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, call All Law for a free consultation.
Don’t See Your Accident Listed Here? Contact Us Today
Whether or not you see your specific accident listed above, we encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible to request a free consultation. During our consultation, the advice you will get will help you make sense of the complicated world of personal injury and where your situation fits in. Whether or not we ultimately decide to work together, you will finish our consultation with a better idea of how to move forward with your case.
If you have suffered any degree of injury caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or even malicious behavior, you may be entitled to compensation that goes far beyond the amount that an insurance company is willing to offer without a fight.
Compensation You Could Recover in Your Michigan Personal Injury Case
Economic damages compensate injury victims for their injury’s monetary expenses. These types of damages are unique to each claim and vary accordingly. Economic damages cover any expense or loss related to an injury, and there is rarely a limit to the amount an injured party can claim.
Some of the most common types of economic damages in Michigan personal injury cases are:
Wages lost and loss of potential earnings
Medical costs and future medical bills
Costs associated with altered plans
Vehicle replacement costs
Non-economic damages compensate an injured individual for those additional non-monetary damages incurred with an injury. They address the harm that is generally sustained after an injury.
Most personal injury victims experience some of the following common non-economic damages:
Pain and suffering
Mental anguish and emotional distress
Loss of companionship
Loss of enjoyment of life
As you can imagine, calculating the dollar value of something like “mental anguish” is not as simple as compiling your lost wages, and insurers use this to their advantage as they try to settle claims for as little as possible.
Calculating Non-Economic Damages
There are several accepted methods that personal injury lawyers use when calculating these damages, but arriving at a number is only the first step in this process. Once you or your attorney have set a dollar value for your non-economic damages — typically with either the per diem or multiplier calculation method — the next step will be to vigorously defend these calculations through a negotiation process.
Wrongful death damages provide monetary compensation for surviving family and loved ones. The most common wrongful death damages in Michigan include:
Cost of pre-death care
Funeral and burial costs
Emotional distress of surviving family and loved ones
Loss of financial contributions and income
Loss of services and support
Loss of companionship and consortium
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases in Michigan
Do I need an attorney to get the money I deserve?
There is no legal requirement for personal injury victims to work with attorneys, but the reality is that tort law is complicated, and insurance companies leverage this complexity as they work towards reaching a low settlement amount as quickly as possible. When partnered with a Michigan personal injury lawyer, you will be able to stay focused on your recovery and personal needs while an experienced legal professional builds a strong case on your behalf and fights for the money you rightfully deserve.
How long will it take to get compensated for my personal injury?
While most insurers are motivated to settle claims out of court, your attorney may determine that the best path forward is to file a lawsuit in the Michigan courts. By working with an attorney as soon as possible, you will be able to work towards a settlement or file a lawsuit expediently. However, there is no way to determine precisely how long it will take to resolve your case, whether through direct negotiations or a lawsuit.
If you ultimately settle your case without a lawsuit, it will need to be resolved within three years to ensure that you and your lawyer still have the option to file a lawsuit if negotiations fail. Once your case is in the courts, though, there is no set timeline.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a personal injury in Michigan?
The Michigan statute of limitations for personal injuries is generally three years from the date of the injury or the date that the victim first realized they were injured. While this may seem like ample time to file a lawsuit, the reality is that this time is best used in preparing an argument and negotiating for an out-of-court settlement. When a victim waits until they are nearing the expiration of their legal rights, their attorney will need to move quickly to establish the facts and work towards an optimal outcome.
Contact us as soon as possible to partner with an attorney from the start.
Call a Michigan Personal Injury Attorney Today
At All Law, PLLC, we understand that tort law issues can be overwhelming, and injuries make these circumstances even more difficult. We are committed to providing you with the assistance you need when you need it.
Our experienced team of attorneys will ensure that you are prepared at every stage of your personal injury claim. When you choose All Law, PLLC, we will work tirelessly to get you the legal support you require.
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