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Each year, thousands of people are killed and millions are injured in motor vehicle crashes. In fact, in the state of Michigan, over 270,000 car accidents occur annually. These crashes are frequently caused by the negligence of other drivers, often leading to their own death or injury as well as the death or injury of innocent victims.

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It can be easy to find a car accident attorney. However, it is important that you choose the right Detroit auto accident attorney that is right for your case. Goodman Acker P.C. has helped thousands of Detroit auto accident victims receive justice and win the maximum settlement for their injuries – and we can help you too.

What Damages Are Available in My Car Accident Case?

There are three main damages available after a car accident, special, general, and punitive. Special damages, also called economic damages compensate for financial losses an injury victim sustains such as:

  • Missed days at work
  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of future earning

General damages, also called economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering or mental anguish. The last type of damages is not often awarded and are called punitive damages. Unlike the first two, the purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party in cases of willful negligence such as drinking and driving.

How much should I get for a fair car accident settlement?

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, having an idea of what you can recover is helpful and comforting as you seek medical attention and navigate the legal process. Of course, every case is unique and will depend on the severity of your injuries among other details of the case.

For a rough estimate of what you can expect to get from your car accident settlement, take all of your expenses from the accident (including medical bills, your lost wages from missed work, and car repairs) and multiply the sum by three.

What Is A No-Fault State?

As of July 1, Michigan will enact a new no-fault law that will impact every driver and their insurance policy, as well as any other individuals injured in car accidents, including bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and more. Because the changes will affect insurance policies, it’s important to be aware of how they will affect you if you or someone you loved has been injured in a car accident.

Michigan is a no-fault state, meaning that every owner of a car in the state is required by law to purchase certain basic coverages to pay for expenses in the event of an auto accident. Insurance can pay for expenses and damages no matter who caused the accident.

The new no-fault law will allow drivers to select PIP medical coverage options ranging from unlimited to no coverage. These options will also change who is responsible to pay benefits for certain types of accidents, especially if the injured claimant lacks insurance coverage.

Put 150+ of Combined Experience on Your Side

For more than 150 years, our Detroit car accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. have been dedicated to helping those recover compensation for their injuries and get back on their feet. We understand being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event, and can often be life-altering for both you and your family.

Your Detroit car accident lawyer from Goodman Acker will:

  • Answer all of your questions, including who is responsible for your medical bills and whether or not you need an attorney to represent you.
  • Represent you under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are no costs or fees whatsoever unless you win a settlement or recovery.
  • Charge no upfront fees so you never have to worry about picking up the phone and being charged to ask questions or learn if you do have a case.
  • Handle your no-fault insurance claim and help you attain the benefits you deserve, such as reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages, attendant care services, and more.
  • Work with the insurance adjuster so that you do not have to and can concentrate on your recovery.
  • Obtain all necessary evidence to help you win your case, including police reports, medical records, witness statements, and more.
  • Guarantee first hand-personal attention to your case so that you receive the best possible settlement for your case.

Don't Wait to Get Help Today

Our sole mission is to provide clients with the highest quality of legal services available. If you were injured, count on our team to provide top-notch legal counsel and work tirelessly to obtain the maximum dollar recovery on your behalf. We are honest, ethical, and our experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims. Our auto accident lawyer in Michigan knows exactly how to deal with the insurance companies and get the results you are looking for in as little time as possible.

We have obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements and achieved numerous honors and awards including inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list and an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Our lawyers in Michigan will represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees to you whatsoever unless you receive a settlement or recovery.

Contact Our Award-Winning Team to Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation and Discuss Your Case With a Detroit Auto Accident Attorney Today.

Auto Accident Law FAQ

It is important to understand your case, the auto accident laws associated with your claim, and how to handle your situation. In order to do so, here are some answers to commonly asked questions that our firm receives.

Do I need to contact the police after the accident?

Based on Michigan auto law, you are required to immediately file a police report after your crash if death, injury, or property damage exceeds $999. Although the law is that you need to immediately file the report, the law does not restrict you from filing a report if it wasn’t done so “immediately.”

How long does the settlement take after the crash?

After a car accident, there are several factors that can help provide you with a perspective on how long the settlement will take to process. Some of the elements that must be considered are:

  • Your injuries
  • The medical prognosis
  • Current and future medical needs
  • Your ability to return to work

Who pays my medical bills?

Under Michigan auto law, the victim of the accident is entitled to have medical bills paid if the injuries arose from the crash. This is based on no-fault insurance laws in Michigan. Typically, these bills will go through the insurance company of the at-fault party or through the MIchigan Assigned Claims Facility.

In order to ensure that your medical bills are covered, you should file an Application for No-Fault benefits with the correct insurance company. Make sure you also work with your car accident lawyer to get the proper compensation you need.

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