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Personal Injury Attorney in Detroit

Boasting More Than Seven Decades of Experience

Accidents happen – it’s one of the first things we learn in life. Some accidents, however, are more serious and consequential than others. People suffer injuries, some of which can change an individual’s life forever. When these occur, and the accident could have been avoided, we believe the victims are owed compensation.

We realize that after you experience an accident, your financial situation becomes a reason for concern and caution. You can feel peace of mind in knowing that our firm accepts personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t charge legal fees unless we are able to obtain compensation for your claim.

Contact our team online or by phone at (248) 286-8100 to schedule a free consultation today with our dedicated and seasoned personal injury attorneys.

Why People Choose Our Firm

  • Free Consultations
  • 150+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Available 24/7
  • 99% Success Rate in Winning Cases

We Have Recovered Millions for Our Clients

Our reputable law firm is proud to have achieved million-dollar results for our clients in Detroit, MI, and throughout Michigan’s Tri-County Area. Our goal is to maximize compensation awards for our clients so that they don’t experience any financial strain as a result of their injuries. As our client, you can rest assured in knowing that we will protect your rights to fair compensation.

Our efforts to help those in need have led to our feature in the following publications and media outlets:

  • Fox 2 News
  • Local 4 Detroit
  • The Detroit News
  • Michigan Education Association

What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer represents individuals injured in otherwise preventable accidents. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons: distracted or impaired drivers, bites from unleashed dogs in public spaces, and even accidents that occur in hospitals, such as during childbirth. A personal injury lawyer will investigate and prove that someone else’s negligence caused your accident. That individual should be held liable for your injuries, medical bills, and mental state, and your lawyer can help get you the compensation you deserve.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Claim?

The legal term “personal injury” defines a case that involves harm to a person’s emotional wellness or body. These cases focus on negligence and the person responsible for the accident. Through litigation, the parties work to discover who was at fault for the injuries, determine the extent of the damages, and compensate the injury victim for said damages.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Multiple types of situations can fall into the category of personal injury cases. To qualify as a personal injury case, the incident must involve a victim of an injury as well as a negligent party. Many circumstances surround these cases, and personal injury lawyers investigate them thoroughly. If you’ve been injured in any of the following ways, you might be eligible to file a claim:

This list is not all-inclusive, and you can encounter many more possible causes for a personal injury case. If you or someone you love has been injured, reach out to us today to see if you qualify for a claim. We will ask questions that can help us determine the best course of action.

Common Injuries as a Result of Personal Injury

Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, you might suffer from various injuries. Common examples include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Common injuries resulting from car and truck accidents include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Death

Birth Injuries

Several types of injuries can affect either the mother or child. These include:

  • Brain damage
  • Head trauma
  • Fractured bones such as the clavicle
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Torticollis
  • Facial paralysis

Premises Injuries

Injuries sustained on another person’s property or at a place of business include:

  • Neck and back trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Torn meniscus
  • Permanent paralysis

No matter how you were injured or what types of injuries you sustained, you deserve an attorney who will fight diligently to get you the best outcome possible.

What Are Damages?

The damages that occur due to a personal injury claim include noneconomic harm and financial expenses. Most damages are medical expenses. Nonmedical damages include time taken off work or a lost job. If you file a personal injury claim, you might be able to recover the following damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Cost of transportation for medical care or due to the loss of a vehicle
  • Medical bills, including medication, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and emergency room visits

If your treatment is expected to last for an extended period or cause long-term expenses, your personal injury lawyer will estimate the total costs.

Who Is Liable for Damages?

Discovering who’s liable for damages in a personal injury claim can be tricky. You must prove who was responsible for the accident, which can vary depending on the type of incident. Further, specific laws and regulations surround government entities, manufacturers, and medical professionals. Accidents can also be the fault of more than one person. Determining fault is an important aspect of filing a personal injury claim and including all parties involved.

About Goodman Acker

At Goodman Acker, you’ll find a team of highly experienced attorneys and support staff. With more than 150 years of experience, our law firm is well-versed in the laws surrounding personal injury claims, as well as many other types of legal cases. Our lawyers work hard to ensure you’re getting the compensation you deserve to get back to your everyday life. Reach out to our office, and Goodman Acker will pair you with an attorney specializing in your type of case to provide you with the best representation possible.

You can trust the knowledgeable team at Goodman Acker to fight for you. We offer free consultations, 24/7 availability, and a 99% success rate when it comes to winning cases. Our goal is to maximize your reward so the personal injury you sustained does not have a detrimental effect on your life.

Contact Goodman Acker Today

Being involved in an accident can be traumatic. You might experience life-altering injuries that result in medical bills, missed days at work, the loss of your job due to inability to work, and even emotional damages. No matter how the injury occurred, you deserve an attorney who will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Our team looks forward to giving you that representation.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, reach out to Goodman Acker today to see if you qualify for a claim. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can answer any questions you have and help guide you in the right direction. We offer two convenient locations, one in Detroit and another in Grand Rapids, to better serve these and the surrounding communities. Our Detroit office is located at 17000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. You can also reach us online 24 hours a day or by phone during regular business hours.

Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Case

Being suddenly injured through no fault of your own is a distressing and overwhelming situation, one that you should not face alone. We are here to help you take action with all the information and guidance you need to recover compensation. We proudly extend our services to individuals living in Macomb County, Oakland County, and Wayne County.

Discuss Your Case With an Attorney and Get the Help You Need. Contact Our Firm 24/7 to Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation Today.

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