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$15.3 MILLION | AUTO ACCIDENT (WAYNE COUNTY, MI)
$3 MILLION | PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT (INGHAM COUNTY, MI)
$2.1 MILLION | PREMISES LIABILITY (OAKLAND COUNTY, MI)
$2 MILLION | TRUCK ACCIDENT (OAKLAND COUNTY, MI)
$1.9 MILLION | AUTO ACCIDENT (WAYNE COUNTY, MI)
A personal injury case is a complicated situation that can seem nearly impossible to manage. That’s why you need a Gaines Township personal injury lawyer that you can trust. By working with Goodman Acker, you can get the help you need to prepare your personal injury case.
Our team has a 99% success rate as personal injury attorneys in Gaines Township, Michigan, because we go above and beyond what other Gaines Township personal injury attorneys will do for you. Each team member is trained to provide empathetic support and understanding help for your legal needs.
A personal injury lawyer represents clients who have been injured to no fault of their own or where the fault is shared. In such cases, it must be shown that fault lies with one party or the other and to what degree. Without civil litigation cases like these, people might get hurt with no recourse or would be making wild claims constantly.
Fortunately, there is a well-established legal process by which this is done. Navigating that process is what your personal injury attorney will do for you.
The legal process uses its own language, and the legal system contains its own culture, habits, and ways of thinking. These processes, nomenclature, and work cultures are foreign to those not trained and experienced in them. This is part of the reason why lawyers often specialize in one or more areas of law, because each legal subcategory has its own rules, culture, and expectations. The personal injury attorneys in Gaines Township are like sherpas, guiding you through a strange, foreign, and complex system.
After an injury, you will experience pain and trauma. This is especially true when your claims are being refuted. Dealing with medical appointments, trauma, and physical pain all while trying to fill out legal paperwork and dealing with court employees is too much for one person. Your attorney will do this for you.
We will evaluate your case to determine your chances of a favorable outcome at no cost to you.
We do the footwork and the paperwork needed to file your claim, a complex process all by itself including injunctions, motions, and appeals.
We speak the same language as insurance agents and adjusters, and we will ensure they don’t unfairly deny you coverage.
When the other party is denying responsibility for your injuries, evidence must be collected and presented. This is one of the most important responsibilities of any lawyer.
Finally, we will negotiate the terms of your settlement or take your case to trial to secure your monetary compensation.
Of course, that’s just part of what we do for you here at Goodman Acker.
When you need a Gaines Township personal injury lawyer, our team at Goodman Acker is here for you. With a 99% success rate, we provide you with the support you need. Our qualifications include the following:
With our help, you have the best chance of winning your case. Call us at (248) 286-8100 to learn more about how we can help you.Personal Injury Claims versus Insurance Claims
“Personal injury” is a legal term that can be defined as a case that involves harm to the body and/or emotional wellness of a person due to another person or entity’s wrongdoing. At least one plaintiff pursues a case for recovering damages from at least one defendant. Through litigation, interested parties work to discover who is responsible for the injuries, calculate the extent of the damages, and compensate the victim for those damages.
Insurance claims, on the other hand, do not involve the courts. When a person is injured, they file a claim with an insurance company (either their own or the insurer representing the negligent party). Depending on the type of accident, a claim may be filed against an auto insurance policy, a homeowners or property owners policy, a renters policy, or a professional liability policy.
Typically, an insurance claim is filed first. If a fair settlement is not reached, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed. One of our skilled personal injury attorneys in Gaines Township will make sure your rights and interests are secured by a strategic, well-supported personal injury claim.
In Michigan, the law allows injured parties to seek compensation for the damages they suffer. “Damages” in a personal injury case include the financial expenses and non-economic harm that results from an injury. Most damages that result from a personal injury incident are medical expenses and property damage. When an injury is expected to last for an extended period or contribute to long-term expenses, litigation attempts to project the total costs of the incident.
Of course, there are other costs that can result from an injury that are neither medical nor property related. Pain and suffering and emotional distress are non-economic damages that can be recovered by a personal injury claim. In rare cases, punitive damages (also known as exemplary damages) may be recovered if the liable party acted with malice or willful disregard for the victim’s rights.
In general, a person injured from another person’s negligence may be able to recover any or all the following:
How Long Do You Have to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
You can file a case within three years of its occurrence. Exceptions include if you were under 18 years old when the accident happened or if you were considered insane and couldn’t file.
What Does Michigan Law Say about Personal Injuries?
Michigan personal injury law is relatively complex and requires working with a lawyer you can trust. Trying to handle a case yourself will likely decrease your chances of winning.
Am I Guaranteed a Major Award?
There’s no guarantee that you can win your case, but our 99% success rate speaks for itself. Your award package will vary depending on your case and your expenses.
Can I Pursue a Criminal Case?
You may sometimes pursue a criminal lawsuit against a person who injured you. Our team will help you gauge your rights in this situation.
If you need a Gaines Township personal injury attorney, contact our team online or at (248) 286-8100. Our risk-free, no-obligation consultation will help determine whether you have a claim. If so, we will outline what we can do for you.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Goodman Acker family. When you choose Goodman Acker, it’s a good decision.