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If you were hurt in an accident that you believe was another person’s fault, contact our vehicle accident lawyers at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC.
When you suffer physical and psychological harm due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, then you have the legal right to hold that person accountable. Depending on the circumstances, you may file a personal injury claim and/or pursue an insurance claim. It is impossible for the at-fault party to take their actions back, and they cannot heal your injuries. However, what they can do is compensate you for the harm they have caused. The at-fault party can compensate you for your economic and non-economic injuries related to the accident.
Our Detroit personal injury attorneys will guide you through an insurance claim and lawsuit in order to obtain and maximize this compensation. Call Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC at (313) 462-7979 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.
We Handle All Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
We know that many auto accidents involve motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians. If you were not in a vehicle, but were struck by a car, you may be suffering from serious injuries and will need an aggressive vehicle accident attorney to fight for you. This is why our vehicle accident attorneys represent individuals hurt in:
Whatever type of incident you were involved in, we will conduct a thorough investigation. We will gather evidence regarding what happened and why. This evidence can range from pictures and videos of the scene to eyewitness statements. Depending on the complexity of the case, we may also hire expert witnesses to testify about what happened. The purpose of all of this evidence is to prove the other party’s fault and liability.
We will also work closely with you, your physicians, and medical experts to prove the type and extent of your injuries. This will help us establish the value of your economic and non-economic damages and then maximize the compensation you may receive.
Common Causes of Traffic Accidents in Michigan
Bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents occur for all sorts of reasons.
The causes are as varied as they are for car and truck crashes. Our vehicle accident attorneys are ready to take your case, no matter what caused the incident.
If you were struck by a vehicle while cycling, riding your motorcycle, or walking or jogging, do not hesitate to ask a personal injury attorney for help. By hiring an experienced lawyer, you have someone on your side. You have someone to fight for fair compensation for your vehicle accident injuries.
We have experience handling vehicle accidents caused by:
- Drunk drivers
- Tailgating and aggressive driving
- Road rage
- Failing to abide by traffic signs and devices
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving /car-accidents/distracted-driving/
- Fatigued driving
- Wrong-way driving
- Poor weather
- Potholes and road hazards
- Tire blowouts
- Inexperienced and teen drivers
- Elderly drivers
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Unprotected left-Hand Turns
We Represent Individuals Harmed on the Water
Living and working in Michigan means we see a number of boating accidents on Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan.
You deserve to be able to enjoy these waters, particularly after suffering through a long winter. Once summer arrives, you may want to get out there for swimming, water skiing, fishing, or simply drifting around the lake. You should not have to worry about another boater’s careless or reckless behavior causing you harm. Unfortunately, many boaters fail to be as careful as they should. They speed, drink while operating the boat, and fail to keep a proper lookout. All of these factors increase the likelihood of causing an accident in which someone is hurt or killed.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a boating accident, please call our vehicle accident lawyers as soon as possible. We are here to listen to your story, explain the law and your legal options, and then fight for you to receive compensation.
What to Do After Being Hurt in an Accident
If you were involved in an accident, we recommend that you:
Contact 911 or The Local Authorities
If you were in a traffic or boating accident, call 911. For traffic accidents, county or state police may arrive to gather information and create a report. These police may also arrive to investigate a boating accident, though you may also deal with a conservation officer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. By calling 911, you ensure emergency responders are sent to the scene as quickly as possible and that an official record of the accident is created.
Get Medical Help
If you appear to be hurt immediately after the accident, do not say no to help from the paramedics. You may worry about the cost, but you should take a trip to the emergency room for further evaluation. It can be difficult to discern whether you are injured and to what extent without an experienced physician examining you. If you do not go to the hospital right away, you should get a checkup in the days following the crash. You may think you are not hurt, only to show signs of a concussion or other injury within 24-72 hours.
Document the Scene
If you are able to, take pictures and videos of the scene. Thoroughly photograph the damaged vehicles, any damaged property nearby, and other physical evidence like skid marks on the road. You should also make note of the weather and surrounding road conditions.
Gather Important Information
When you are not seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you may be free to gather information that can be helpful to your potential claim, including the names, contact information, and insurance information of other individuals involved. You should also get the names and contact information of witnesses to the accident.
Contact a Vehicle Accident Lawyer
After being hurt in an accident that is someone else’s fault, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Common Vehicle Accident Injuries
If you were involved in a vehicle accident, whether you were on your bike or in a boat, you may now be experiencing serious injuries, such as:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bone fractures
- Dislocated joints
- Crush injuries
- Concussion or more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Psychological trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pursuing Compensation After Being Hurt in a Vehicle Accident
When someone else is at fault for your injuries, the burden should not rest on you alone.
No one can take on the physical pain or effort of recovery for you. However, someone else can pick up the cost. By hiring a vehicle accident attorney from Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, you can work to shift the financial burden of the accident and your injuries onto the proper shoulders.
Determining the potential value of a vehicle accident settlement can be challenging. Not all of your damages are expenses or financial losses that we can calculate based on your bills and typical wages. A significant portion of your damages are your non-economic injuries, including your physical pain and psychological trauma. How do you place an appropriate value on these injuries? The answer is that it is best to work with an experienced vehicle accident lawyer who can conduct in-depth research into the matter. Your attorney will have experience in determining an appropriate value for non-economic damages and can research previous legal settlements and verdicts in similar cases.
Through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you can strive to hold the at-fault party liable and obtain compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost employment benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Property damage
How Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC Can Help You
We understand that many accident victims are skeptical regarding how an attorney can hep them recover compensation.
Before you consider paying a vehicle accident lawyer, you want to be sure that we will provide you with value. We can assure you we will work hard on your case in order to obtain you the compensation you deserve.
- Conduct an independent investigation into the accident;
- Gather and analyze evidence;
- Work with your physicians and medical experts to value your injuries;
- Conduct legal research to verify the potential value of your claim;
- Communicate with insurance companies on your behalf;
- Protect your rights and privacy from insurance adjusters;
- Participate in good faith settlement negotiations;
- Adhere to the statute of limitations;
- Follow all court rules and procedures in regard to your personal injury lawsuit; and
- If necessary, represent you in a personal injury trial.
We are here to handle all of the legal and administrative tasks associated with your vehicle accident claim. You have enough to do, including concentrating on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your life. Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC wants to get you back on your feet, working, spending time with family and friends, and participating in the hobbies you love.
Fighting Allegations of Contributory Negligence
One of the ways drivers or boat operators argue that they are not at fault is to allege that you were also negligent. They may allege that you are fully or partly responsible for the accident and your injuries. This is known as contributory or comparative negligence. If the other party raises this issue in court, then a judge or jury will look at whether you were also at fault. If they decide that you were also careless, then they will measure your percentage of fault. It is called comparative fault in Michigan because a judge or jury will compare how responsible each party was and assign you a percentage. If you are found to be somewhat at fault, you may still receive compensation. As long as your percentage of responsibility is less than 50 percent, you may receive compensation that is reduced by your amount of fault.
For example, if you were found to be 10 percent at fault, then your final compensation will be reduced by 10 percent. However, if you are found to be 50 percent or more responsible, then you are barred from receiving any compensation.
At Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, our vehicle accident attorneys understand how devastating allegations of negligence can be. We will aggressively fight against these allegations that the defendant is using to shift blame. We will fight hard to prove that the other party is fully liable for your injuries and should compensate you as such.
Call Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC For Help Today
It can be difficult to make the decision to call a lawyer. It can be an even greater challenge to find the right personal injury law firm for your case.
You want to find an attorney who understands what you are going through, has experience with these types of claims, and who will handle the claim the way you want. You need an attorney who will work closely with you, and not just leave you waiting for updates and answers to your questions.
Our vehicle accident lawyers at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, know how important it is to connect with our clients. We do not take your situation lightly. We set aside the time to listen to you, to address your concerns, and to consistently keep you updated with your case. We are here to guide you through this process, step by step. We believe in putting our clients’ needs first and fighting for them to receive the maximum compensation possible for their injuries.