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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)
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you know how overwhelming the aftermath can be. In addition to dealing with physical pain and emotional trauma, you may also be facing financial challenges such as medical bills and lost income. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Georgetown Township can help.
With a successful history of verdicts, settlements, and awards totaling millions of dollars, we’ve been able to help people by recovering the maximum compensation that they need and deserve, winning 99 percent of the cases we take on. Very few law firms can make that claim. We understand what it means to be injured, and we use the legal system to restore what you’ve lost and help you and your family heal and start over.
If you’re ready to find out if Goodman Acker is the right law firm for you, schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgetown Township personal injury lawyers today to see how we can help.Get Help Now
We will fight for you, and we will not rest until you get the justice you deserve. We understand the importance of getting maximum compensation for our clients, and we are committed to protecting their rights.
We focus primarily on personal injury law, and we have the experience and knowledge to handle even the most complex cases and get our clients the best possible settlement. We also completely understand the Michigan insurance system and how to skillfully negotiate with insurance companies who aren’t looking out for your best interests.
Award-winning lawyers recognized for excellence – Our personal injury attorneys in Georgetown Township, MI, love to rise to a challenge, and we use our collective knowledge, skills, professionalism, and resources to make sure our clients recover what’s fair and just. In addition to our commitments, our reputation for legal excellence is nationally recognized.
Additionally, Attorney Barry Goodman has been awarded the following honors and accolades:
As personal injury lawyers devoted to helping clients, Goodman Acker, PC takes care of the needs of its clients compassionately and responsibly. Suffering through a catastrophic injury in Michigan can be a very overwhelming experience because of the mix of physical, legal, and emotional stress that follows them. The personal injury lawyers in Georgetown Charter Township working for Goodman Acker want to help you get your life back on track. We have won cases in the past for traumatic brain injuries, truck accidents, defective products, nursing home injuries, and motorcycle accidents.
“Personal injury” is a legal term that can be defined as a case that involves harm to one’s body, including the emotional distress of a person due to another person or entity’s wrongdoing. The person seeking damages, called the plaintiff, pursues a case for recovering damages from the defendant, the person who caused the harm. Through litigation, such as mediation, arbitration, or the court system, interested parties work to discover who is responsible for the injuries, calculate the extent of the damages, and then award damages to the victim.
Insurance claims, on the other hand, do not involve the courts. When a person is injured, they file a claim with an insurance company, which can be their own insurance company or the insurer representing the negligent party. Depending on the type of accident, a claim may be filed against an auto insurance policy, a homeowner’s or business policy, or a health insurance policy. The insurer then investigates the claim and decides how much (if anything) to pay the injured party.
Due to the nature of auto insurance claims, they are typically handled quickly and efficiently, while homeowner’s and business claims can take longer to resolve. Health insurance claims can be very complex, depending on the severity of the injuries and treatment required.
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 are caused by a personal injury accident are medical expenses and property damage. When an injury is expected to last for an extended period or accumulate expenses in the long term, litigation is a way to protect cases due to the statute of limitations.
Of course, other costs can result from an injury that is 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 gross negligence or recklessness. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you to understand your legal rights and options.
In general, a person injured by another person’s negligence may be able to recover any or all of the following:
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgetown Township Answer Common Questions
Personal injury claims can leave people frustrated and confused. The process itself can be overwhelming. The following are some of the common questions we receive from people who have suffered a personal injury.
How long do you have to file a personal injury claim in Georgetown Township?
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injuries and wrongful death, M.C.L.A. § 600.5805, allows you three years from the date of an incident to file a personal injury claim. Limited exceptions allow for additional time, like cases where . . .
For medical malpractice cases, however, M.C.L.A. § 600.5805(8) sets a two-year limit. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Georgetown Township will help make sure you file a strong claim within the deadline.
How does Michigan’s no-fault law impact my personal injury claim?
In July 2020, the State of Michigan put into place a new auto insurance policy, also known as Michigan’s no-fault law. It affects personal injury claims involving car accidents, bus accidents, or truck accidents. The no-fault law states that all drivers are now required to purchase and carry basic insurance coverage that would pay for expenses resulting from an accident.
Because this law is so new, it is important to have an attorney by your side to represent your interests and advocate for your rights. Even if you are dealing with your own auto insurance company, their priority is profits and not fair compensation.
For what types of accidents can I file a personal injury claim?
Though Michigan now limits personal injury lawsuits in motor vehicle cases, you can still sue when necessary and by the law. You are still permitted to sue for full and fair compensation for injuries sustained in other types of accidents in Georgetown Township, such as but not limited to the following:
How do I know I have a Georgetown Township personal injury claim?
That’s what we at Goodman Acker are here for. We will help you understand, at no cost to you, whether you have a personal injury claim. In brief, however, you may have a personal injury claim if:
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
The damages you can seek in a personal injury claim in Georgetown Township are fully dependent on the damages you suffered considering all the facts and circumstances. At the initial free consultation, we will review your case and clarify expectations. The real worth of any given personal injury claim, however, cannot be realized until after a full investigation into the accident or incident.
Our highly skilled staff members and personal injury lawyers in Georgetown Township have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation. We will uncover all the facts so that the real worth of your claim is revealed and you receive what you deserve.
If you need a Georgetown 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 and lets you decide if we are the right law firm for you.