One person’s careless actions can cause extensive suffering for others. If you or a loved one have been injured, and you believe another person’s negligence is to blame, you probably have a lot of questions: Who is at fault for my injuries? How am I going to pay for my injury expenses? Can I pursue legal action for my injuries?
The Macomb Township personal injury lawyers of Goodman Acker P.C. are available to answer any questions you may have and advise you on your case. We offer free consultations, which give us a chance to provide guidance on your individual situation. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you.
For a free consultation with our legal team, send us a message or call (248) 286-8100.
Personal injury is an area of the law in which injury victims can hold negligent parties accountable and receive compensation for the financial and non-economic damages they have suffered as a result of an accident. “Negligence” may include any instance in which a person acts recklessly or carelessly, either with or without the knowledge that their behavior could potentially hurt someone. If the conditions of negligence and a resulting injury are met, an incident could qualify as a personal injury case.
Types of personal injury cases include:
The impact of an accident can be costly to resolve. Medical bills often account for the majority of damages in personal injury cases. Primarily, the goal of filing a personal injury claim is for a victim to get coverage for medical expenses and to receive treatment for their injuries. Additionally, a victim’s injuries may leave them unable to work for an extended period of time. This can result in lost wages, which are compensable. Other financial damages may include property damage costs, travel expenses to and from medical appointments, and more.
Non-economic damages include any effects of an accident that are not tangible, such as pain and suffering. It is possible to receive compensation for non-economic damages as well.
Michigan is a no-fault state. This means that victims of car accidents can receive compensation for their injuries through a claim with their insurance provider, rather than by filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. The no-fault approach generally only applies to motor vehicle accident cases — other types of personal injury cases typically involve legal action against the at-fault party.
Another important aspect of personal injury law in Michigan is comparative negligence. Under these laws, the compensation available to an injury victim is reduced according to their degree of fault. For example, if a person is determined to be 20% responsible for their own injuries, their compensation would be reduced by that percentage. Compensation for financial damages is available to injury victims even if they are over 50% at fault for an accident, but compensation for non-economic damages is not available for people who are over 50% at fault.
We are available to discuss the details of your case and begin working on recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Call (248) 286-8100 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys in Macomb Township.
Goodman Acker does not have an office in Macomb Township, but we proudly provide representation to injured claimants throughout the state of Michigan from our Detroit and Grand Rapids offices.
We have been helping accident injury victims in Michigan win the maximum settlement for their injuries for 25+ years.
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If you have been wrongly injured, we would be happy to review the specific details of your case to determine how we can help.