Personal Injury in Michigan

When you have been injured by someone else's carelessness, it is important to take some initial steps toward making sure your injury claim can be settled fairly and as quickly as possible:

How Do I Figure Out Who Is At Fault?

In most cases, in order to collect on an injury claim in Michigan, you must prove the person who caused the injury was "negligent" - the person's actions created an unreasonable risk of harm. In Michigan, you must prove:

Michigan "comparative negligence" law allows you to recover against another person, even if you were also negligent, as long as the other person was more negligent than you. The amount of your recovery will be reduced by a percentage of the amount you were found to be at fault for your own injury. If more than one person was negligent towards you, they are each proportionally responsible to you for their share of the damage that they caused.

If you have been injured using a consumer product, the manufacturer or the seller of the product may be responsible under a "products liability" legal theory if the product was not reasonably safe for use by you. Under Michigan law, you would need to prove that:

What Is My Claim Worth?

Under Michigan law, the person who injured you is responsible for:

Our lawyers will know what type of expert witness to hire to best prove your damages.

How Long Do I Have To File A Legal Claim?

In Michigan, you only have three years to file a lawsuit against the person who injured you. If your lawyer has not been able to come to an agreement with any involved insurance companies, you will definitely want to file a lawsuit before the three-year statute of limitations runs out.