Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Redford & Southeastern Michigan
Insurance companies are notorious for not paying claims. If you have been injured in an car accident, a slip and fall, or were bitten by a dog, you need a lawyer who can help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Insurance companies love to give claimants the “run-around” and try to pay them less than what they deserve. Don’t let this happen to you! Come see one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible after your injury, so we can help you protect you from the very beginning!
Our personal injury lawyers have over 30 years experience in personal injury and accident cases such as; car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bite injuries. They ensure that you get every dollar you deserve!
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
What kind of personal injury cases do your lawyers handle?
We handle car accidents, dog bites, trip & falls and slip & falls. We are also affiliated with accident attorneys who handle other types of personal injury claims along with workers’ compensation, social security, disability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, wrongful discharge, etc. We will be happy to refer you to one of these attorneys if you have a personal injury or cause of action we do not deal with.
What are the factors that go into a personal injury accident case?
- Cost of Medical Services
- Lost Income Due to Medical Treatment
- Lost Income Due to the Inability to Work
- Permanent Injury or Physical Disability
- Damaged Property Costs
- Amount of Pain & Suffering You Have Experienced
- Automobile Repair Costs
If you add these factors up, it will give you a general sense of what your personal injury case may be worth. Visit our Personal Injury Calculator page for more information or just call our personal injury attorney go into further detail about your case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Dog Bite Accident Lawyers Serving Redford
The State of Michigan has imposed strict liability for dog bites. If you have been injured by a dog bite, your injury is almost always compensable.
However, You must be able to identify the owner of the dog who bite you..If you are bitten by a dog, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Be sure to take pictures of your injuries. You should also keep a journal. Describe the pain and fright of the incident. Describe how the injury is affecting your life and your ability to function.
Did you have to miss work? Were you unable to do housework or participate in recreational activities? Keep taking pictures of your personal injuries as they begin to heal and be sure to take pictures of the scars when they have healed. Keep track of follow-up visits to your physician and of all medications you were prescribed and costs you incurred. Were there any witnesses to the dog attack? If so, try to get their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
See an personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that we can document your injuries and do the preliminary work-up of your personal injury claim. Our injury attorneys will also answer your questions about dog bite cases and help you with your journal.
Car Accident Lawyers Serving Redford
Michigan has fairly stringent laws with regard to lawsuits for personal injuries sustained in auto accidents. You must have suffered a “serious impairment of a bodily function” as a result of the auto accident.
Generally, a few aches and pains will not qualify. However, if you have more severe pain, or sustained a sever personal injury, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney.
There are two types of auto accident claims. Your first claim in an auto accident case is called, “Your First Party Claim,” it is the claim you have against your own insurance for medical expenses, lost wages and household help. Your insurance company will usually pay these expenses without too much trouble, but if you are having a problem obtaining these benefits, your attorney can help you cut through the red tape and make sure you get the money you’re entitled to.
Your second claim, or other cause of action, is against the other driver’s insurance company. This is where the “serious impairment of a bodily function” requirement comes into play.
If you have suffered a severe injury or permanent injury that cannot be adequately compensated through your first party claim, you have the option of filing a personal injury suit against the other driver involved in the auto accident. Factors that need to be taken into consideration are whether the other driver was insured and who was at fault.Any award you receive will be reduced proportionately by any degree of fault on your part.
Again, you need to take pictures of your injuries and keep a journal from day one. Be sure to take pictures of your car as well. Describe the pain, fright, and how your life has changed. Describe how the injury is affecting your life.
Did you have to miss work? Were you unable to do housework or participate in recreational activities? Keep taking pictures of your injuries as they start to heal and be sure to take pictures of the scars when they have healed. Keep track of follow-up visits to your physician or any specialist you may have to see; also keep track of all medications you were prescribed and costs you incurred.
Were there any witnesses to the car crash? If so, try to get their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
See an personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that we can document your injuries and do the preliminary work-up of your auto accident claim. Our accident lawyers will also answer your questions and help you with your journal so you can get the most of out of the car crash that ruined you life!
Slip & Fall or Trip & Fall Accident Lawyers Serving Redford
If you are injured because you slipped and fell or tripped on a hazard, you may be able to recover the damages for your injuries and medical expenses. Generally, you have to be able to show that the property owner knew, or should have known, of the hazard.
As with any personal injury, you need to take pictures and keep a journal from day one. Describe the pain and fright you felt. Describe how the injury is affecting your life. Did you have to miss work because of this injury? Were you unable to do housework or participate in recreational activities? How did it affect your normal functioning?
Keep taking pictures of your injuries as they healing process begins and be sure to take pictures of the scars when they have healed as well. Keep track of follow-up visits to your physician and any specialists you may have to see because of your slip and fall accident.
Be sure to keep track of all medications you were prescribed and costs you incurred as well as these can be recovered over the course of a personal injury case. Were there any witnesses to your slip and fall accident? If so, try to get their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
See a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that we she can document your injuries and do the preliminary work-up for your personal injury claim. We will also answer your questions regarding the case, it’s procedures and help you with your journal.
More Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Personal Injury Law
How long will my personal injury claim take?
Contrary to what we see on all the “lawyer shows” on television, personal injury cases do not get resolved in a few days. Actually, in most personal injury cases, you don’t even want to file your case until your injuries have healed so that you know exactly how you have been damaged and how much your medical and other expenses have been.You will want to know whether you have any permanent injuries that might need long term treatment so that you can be properly compensated for your future damages as well as your past damages.
If your personal injury case can be “adjusted” with the insurance company without going to trial, this generally takes 6 to 12 months.
If it is necessary to actually file suit, it will probably take 12 to 18 months to finish your case
As tempting as it might be, you never want to rush your case through to get it over and done with. It is important to take the time necessary to work up a good case and have all of your evidence in order. It is worth the time to properly prepare and present your case to give you the best chance of recovery and to ensure you get the money you deserve!