When Drivers are Injured By Others, We Seek to Recover for them the Full Measure of the Damages They Have Sustained
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 32,885 traffic fatalities in 2010. This is a significant decrease from earlier decades in which the number of fatalities exceeded 50,000 per year. The US Census Bureau reports that during past decade, there were over 10 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
While the declining number of fatalities is positive, it is of little comfort for those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
As Michigan car accident lawyers, we represent those who have been injured and the family members of those killed in Michigan car accidents due to the negligence, inattention, and fault of others. We see first-hand the devastation of those who have suffered from debilitating pain and injuries. This is especially disturbing when the car crash or truck accident was caused by drunk driving, or caused by commercial divers who failed to adhere to Hours of Service requirements.
Serious Car Accidents Can Affect the Whole Family
Those physically injured in car accidents are not the only ones who suffer. In most serious car accidents, the whole family suffers.
Those injured may need significant care at home after being released from the hospital. They may also need to have a family member or friend drive them to follow-up doctors’ appointments and to rehabilitation and therapy appointments. They may need assistance in mobility, and in taking care of household chores that they cannot perform, such as buying groceries and other household tasks.
If it is the financial breadwinner of the family who is injured, a serious accident can result in lost time from work, painful recovery, and the inability to engage in life activities such as athletics and playing with children. In many occupations, the breadwinner may not have disability insurance, which can result in a significant financial hardship.
When A Car Accident Occurs, Our Job is to Work Hard in Seeking Full Compensation for Your Injuries From Those Responsible While You Recover
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Michigan car crash due to the fault or negligence of someone else, or if a loved one has been killed, you are entitled to recover for many types of damages sustained. Damages in a Michigan car accident which can be recovered include hospital and medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation and therapy. This is only a partial list of damages that can be recovered.
We are meticulous in our investigation and tenacious in our representation of clients who have been injured in car accidents. We seek to secure and preserve evidence (such as a damaged vehicle) so that it will not become damaged later on.
We often hire accident reconstructionists and investigation experts to help prove your case. It is the job of these reconstrucitonists and experts to examine the accident scene and determine aspects such vehicle position and speed at the time of an accident. We hire medical experts to support not only the damages that our clients suffered directly from the car accident, but also any future medical damages and complications that they are likely to suffer as the result of their injuries.
How Defendants and their Insurance Companies Often Deny Liability
While it may seem clear as to who was at fault in an accident, in most instances defendants and their insurance companies and lawyers will work hard to deny liability. They may place blame on other drivers, those responsible for roadway conditions, or even those injured. It is only upon proving clear liability that they are willing to engage in meaningful settlement discussions. If those responsible are not willing to offer a fair settlement to our clients, we are well-prepared to prove their case to a jury.
Call Us to Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn About Your Rights for Recovery
We will meet with you at a time that is convenient with your schedule so that we can learn about your case. We can then advise you as to your rights for recovery under Michigan law against those who are responsible for causing your injuries and damages.
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe us any fee unless and until we recover a settlement or jury award for you.