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Detroit Car Accident Lawyers

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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.

It can be easy to find an 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.

What Is A No-Fault State?

It is important to keep in mind that Michigan is a "No-Fault" state, meaning both parties involved in an auto accident may be able to recover compensation from insurance companies no matter who caused the collision. Despite what the cause may be, the fact of the matter is that if you or someone you care about was injured in a car accident, your life has most likely been affected and you probably have several questions.

Michigan is also a "comparative fault" state when it comes to recovering damages. This means that whatever percentage of fault you are found responsible for is the same percentage your compensation will be reduced. The law specifies that an individual must be less than 50% responsible for an accident to pursue compensation.

Michigan gives you three years from the date of an accident to file a claim before the statute of limitations has run out. If you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a Michigan car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law. In wrongful death cases, you have three years from the date of death to file a claim which may be different from the date of the accident.

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.

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"Above all, I thank you for your kindness, empathy and for always letting me know that you had my best interest in mind. From our very first meeting you and your staff/partners made me feel as though I was your only client. Mr. Goodman, your knowledge and drive to be the best simply fascinated me. Thanks for always answering all of my questions thoroughly and always making your staff or yourself available. "