There is an expression that everyone has heard more than a few times: “accidents happen.” This is undoubtedly true, but it is also undoubtedly true that accidents usually happen after someone has either been careless or just didn’t care what happened to someone else. If an accident happens because someone was careless or even negligent, and that carelessness was the direct cause of an injury to another, the person responsible for the accident can be forced to pay the costs of the injured person’s medical care and other expenses.
An injured person can legally claim, and collect, damages for the pain that they suffered while recovering from an accidental injury. They can also collect any lost income, the cost of replacing any damaged personal property, payment for psychological distress, and any other damage that they might have received in the accident.
After a person has been injured in an accident they will usually present a bill for their expenses to the person responsible for the accident, who will usually submit the bill to his insurance company. If the person responsible for the accident, or that person’s insurance company, refuses to pay these expenses both the person and the insurance company can be sued by a personal injury lawyer. If a court rules against them both can be to ordered to pay all the asked-for expenses, plus the costs of the lawsuit, and probably even more in punitive damages.
The Accident Lawyer at the Doan Law Firm Represents Those Injured In Accidents
Accidental injuries are responsible for an almost unimaginable amount of suffering and economic losses each year.
The accident and injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm will represent clients and their families in all types of personal injury cases such as:
Injuries sustained in automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents
Airbag malfunction or explosions
Slip and fall accidents
Railroad accidents and accidents that occurred on railroad rights of way
Injuries that occurred while riding in taxis, buses, ride-sharing vehicles such as Lyft and Uber, and for-hire limousines
Accidents at concerts and sports events
Public and private swimming pool drowning and near-drowning accidents
Dangerous drugs, including reactions to prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications
Defective consumer products
Brain and spinal injuries, with or without paralysis
Michigan Statutes of Limitations For Personal Injury Lawsuits
A lawsuit for personal injuries must be filed within a certain period of time after the injury occurs. These time limits are known as the statutes of limitations.
In Michigan, the following statutes apply:
Personal injury: 3 years from the date of injury
Damage to personal property: 3 years from the date of damage
Defective products: 3 years from the date that the defect was discovered
Wrongful death: 2 years from the date of death
Medical malpractice: 2 years from the act of malpractice or 2 years from the date the malpractice was discovered
Please take note of the fact that these statutes can be changed at any time by either the legislature or by the courts of the state. For the most recent information on the statutes of limitations, you should contact our accident attorney at (800) 349-0000.
Why You Should Contact The Accident Attorney At The Doan Law Firm in Grand Rapids
The worst mistake anyone who has been injured in an accident can make is to try negotiating a settlement on their own. It is all but guaranteed that anyone attempting to do such, unless they have extensive training in personal injury law, will wind up agreeing to far less than their claim was actually worth.
Before you try to be your own injury attorney and negotiate your settlement on your own, contact the Grand Rapids injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm for a review of your case. You will probably find that you are legally entitled to much more than you realized.
Your first consultation with the personal injury accident lawyer at the Doan Law Firm is always free and does not obligate you to use our firm. Should you decide to have us represent you, we will never charge you an up-front fee. Instead, we will assume the responsibility for all necessary expenses related to your case and will accept a previously negotiated percentage of your final settlement as full payment for all our professional fees and expenses necessary for our injury attorney to win your case.