If you’ve been injured, because of someone’s negligence, you deserve compensation for their carelessness.
Personal injury law, or tort law, occurs when a civil court proceeding is initiated by an injured person who has been hurt due to the accidental or intentional actions of another party. Personal injury suits typically have one of two outcomes:
A settlement is when both sides come to an agreement over compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. If such an agreement is reached, a lawsuit is avoided.
If a settlement cannot be reached, then a formal lawsuit in a civil court of law may take place. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, issues a complaint against an individual, business or government entity, known as the defendant.
There is a Statute of Limitations that determines how much time can pass between a plaintiff being injured or discovering the injury, and being able to file a civil lawsuit. In Michigan, that time period is three years for personal injuries and one year for defamation (libel and slander).
Here are just a few of the examples of personal injury cases for which we can represent you:
- Slip and Fall: If you’re injured on the property of an individual or business, you might be entitled to file a lawsuit against the owner of that property. It’s often difficult to prove negligence in these cases. If a defendant can prove the hazard that caused the injury was so open and obvious that a reasonable person could have avoided it, the plaintiff may be barred from suing for damages. Let us help you sort out the complexities of the law.
- Auto Injury: An auto accident is one of the more common and most traumatic injuries that can happen to anyone. You have a lot to concern yourself with on the road to recovery. If you’re injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, leave it to us to help with possible compensation for your lost health, wages, pain and suffering.
- Medical Malpractice: Doctors may seem like miracle workers, but they are human and make mistakes. If those mistakes rise to the level of malpractice and caused you harm or suffering, you may be eligible for compensation.
- Dog Bite: If a dog commits an unprovoked attack on you in public, or in a private area where you have permission to be, the owner can be held responsible and be liable for your injury.
When you are injured due to negligence or intentional harm, your recovery process will have many facets, one of which will be to make sure you are financially compensated for the losses you incur while recovering. We can help you navigate these complicated laws and get you the compensation you are entitled to.