At Goodman Acker P.C., our focus is on you. We understand the impact that a personal injury accident can have on you and your family, knowing that a full recovery can take weeks, months, or even years. As a result, you may be dealing with not only the physical pain of an injury, but also the financial distress caused by medical bills, an inability to work, and the nuisance of insurance companies.
In addition to the stress caused by the aftermath of an accident, it can be difficult to know how to best protect you and your family’s rights. This includes getting answers to your questions and choosing the right personal injury attorney to represent you. Fortunately, Goodman Acker P.C. can help! No matter how you have been injured, count on our team to use more than 150 years of experience to your advantage.
Effective July 1, 2020, Michigan No-Fault Law allows drivers to select PIP medical coverage options ranging from unlimited to no coverage.
We devote our full attention to every case that we represent. Starting with a free and confidential consultation, you will speak to a Detroit personal injury lawyer who will be with you for the entire duration of your case – not a paralegal. We are able to do this by maintaining a “small firm philosophy.” We also pride ourselves on the personal relationships we form with our clients, offering a complete set of client guarantees.
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When someone who is considering retaining our representation asks why they should hire us as opposed to another firm, the answer is simple: we work for you. We bring the knowledge, resources, and skills we have accumulated over the years to every case we handle. Our team has plenty of experience with insurance companies, and we are not afraid to fight for our clients to ensure they do not settle for an amount that is less than what they deserve. We are extensively familiar with courtroom proceedings, and have obtained a track record of success over the years.
Having a team that is familiar with the specifics of your case, coupled with our expertise and knowledge of the law, gives us the perfect formula for obtaining the best possible results. We have secured million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are not afraid to go to trial to pursue maximum compensation. We have handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits throughout the state of Michigan, and more than 99% of them have settled successfully. Knowing that you have a hard-working team on your side will put you at ease so you can focus on your recovery.Free Resources
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At Goodman Acker P.C., we serve clients throughout the state of Michigan. With offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, our personal injury lawyers can help you with a wide variety of injury claims. Some of the most common legal services we offer include the following types of personal injury claims.
Millions of people are injured in auto accidents every year. Some accidents are serious enough to allow injured victims the right to pursue a third-party liability claim. If you are pursuing a claim against the responsible party, you need a skilled Detroit car accident lawyer on your side. Some common causes of auto accidents in Michigan include:
Truck accidents typically involve severe to catastrophic injuries due to the size difference between these massive trucks and a smaller passenger vehicle. Large trucks are subject to additional rules and regulations that are designed to keep motorists safe. If the driver or trucking company violates one of these laws, you could have multiple avenues of recovery. However, accident claims involving large trucks are almost always complicated, as there are usually at least two defendants. Don’t attempt to pursue a claim independently; let one of our skilled Detroit truck accident lawyers help.
Michigan law doesn’t consider motorcycles to be motor vehicles, so they are treated differently in an accident and may not be eligible for no-fault coverage benefits. For example, if a motorcycle is involved in a collision with a parked vehicle, the motorcycle rider is not eligible for PIP benefits. However, if the automobile was moving at the time of the accident, the motorcycle rider may qualify for benefits. Motorcycle collisions also typically involve catastrophic injuries. Let our Detroit motorcycle accident lawyers help you get the compensation you deserve.
Riding a bicycle is great exercise and environmentally friendly, but it puts you at risk for a serious accident. Motorists often don’t watch for bicyclists, and that can have catastrophic results. You have legal rights to recover compensation in the event of an accident. Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to pursue a no-fault claim for your economic damages and/or a third-party liability claim for your non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Talk with one of our bicycle accident attorneys to learn more.
No one departs their house one day and assumes this is the day their life will change completely due to a slip-and-fall accident. Unfortunately, slips and falls are common personal injury claims we represent clients for. You are at risk virtually everywhere, from your own home to the grocery store parking lot. You could fall in the market, a hotel, amusement park, friend’s house, etc.
Whether you have a claim for damages is based on whether the property owner was negligent. Businesses and property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. If they breached that duty, you could pursue a premises liability claim. Proving negligence in a slip-and-fall claim is quite complex. You need a skilled Detroit slip and fall attorney representing you.
Workers’ Compensation, better known as “workers’ comp,” is a system of laws meant to protect workers injured on the job. These laws are passed by the state that mandate your employer (or your employer’s insurer) to compensate you or your family for injuries sustained on the job.
If you are injured on the job and denied workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to earn it. Our successful team will fight on your behalf. Contact our attorneys for help.
No medical professional is perfect, and minor mistakes can happen. However, some mistakes are preventable and rise to the level of medical malpractice. These situations, such as surgical errors, birth injuries, medication errors, misdiagnoses, etc., may be viable personal injury claims. A medical malpractice attorney can help you determine your rights and the best course of legal action if you suspect you’re the victim of medical malpractice.
Being attacked by a dog is a terrifying experience. In many cases, the dog was unprovoked and attacked for no reason. You may have the right to bring a claim for damages against the animal’s owner. Like other states, Michigan has specific laws that address a dog owner’s liability in this situation. Don’t wait to contact a dog bite attorney if you have been attacked. You may require future medical treatment and be left with noticeable scars. We can help you get the compensation you are owed.
When you are the victim of an accident or suffer an illness that keeps you from working again, you may need temporary or permanent disability benefits. Pursuing Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) can be complicated, as many claims are initially denied. Working with an experienced Detroit Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can help improve your chances of getting approved the first time around.
If you lose a family member because of injuries they suffered due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, then individual family members might have a claim for wrongful death. Available compensation in a wrongful death claim is to compensate surviving family members for their losses, such as loss of benefits, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, etc. A Detroit wrongful death lawyer can help you determine your rights and what type of compensation your family could be eligible to receive.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are growing problems around the country. It’s crucial to learn the warning signs and red flags to pay attention to when you visit facilities. You should also hire a nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you protect your family member’s rights and safety. If you believe your family member’s life is in immediate danger, call 911.
Product liability claims deal with defective products, including anything a consumer can purchase, such as pharmaceuticals, food, toys, auto parts, medical devices, and more. Faulty medical devices, such as heart valves and hip replacements, have left victims worse off than before their surgery. Product liability is an extensive practice area and may include products you wouldn’t imagine, such as real estate. If you believe you have a case that falls under product liability, speak with an experienced defective product lawyer right away. Let the skilled legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. help you get the compensation you deserve.