First Steps to File a Michigan Personal Injury Claim
If you are involved in an accident, USAttorneys recommends you speak with a personal injury lawyer in Michigan to talk about your injury claim. The process is different depending on the type of claim you are filing, and
Car Accident- When it comes to car accidents, Michigan has a no-fault standard, which means if you are a victim of a car crash, you must recover your accident-related expenses from your insurance provider.
Your injuries must meet the following standards to file a civil claim, and your injuries must be “obviously manifested”:
Impairment of a bodily function, or
Medical Negligence- If you need to file a medical negligence claim, there is a special process involved that differs from other personal injury claims. Before you can file a medical malpractice claim, you need to file a Notice of Intent with the defendant, and you need to obtain an Affidavit of Merit.
Dog Bites- In cases involving dog bites or an animal attack, the dog owner is liable for all damages the victim incurs regardless of their dog’s history.
Premises Liability- IF you are injured on private property, in a store or while visiting an amusement, you can seek compensation from the owner. But you be able to show that the proprietor of the property had a duty of care and they violated their responsibility.
If you need to file a civil claim for any of the above reasons, visit one of Michigan’s courts:
10th District Court-Civil Division
161 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Lansing 54 A District Court
Lansing City Hall, 124 W Michigan Ave # 54A, Lansing, MI 48933
60th District Court Administration
990 Terrace St #105, Muskegon, MI 49442
Negotiating a Settlement
Most personal injury cases are settled outside of court through negotiations with the at-fault party and insurer. This process allows all involved parties to resolve their claims much sooner and without the additional costs of a trial. But negotiations take skills that only an experienced personal injury lawyer has. Let USAttorneys refer you to an excellent negotiator near your location.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Many people wonder if they need to hire an attorney to help with their case. Some accident victims don’t need legal assistance because their injuries aren’t serious and their damage is minimal. But when a victim incurs a major injury, they need to enlist a personal injury lawyer.
If you suffer from the following injuries, contact a local lawyer:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Neck or Spinal Injury