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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Formore 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.
We have been helping accident injury victims in Michigan win the maximum settlement for their injuries for 25+ years.
Take a look at what some of our previous clients have to say about the high caliber of the services we provide.
If you have been wrongly injured, we would be happy to review the specific details of your case to determine how we can help.