Michigan Personal Injury Representation

Learn about your legal options when you’ve been injured or lost a family member

If you’ve been injured in an accident or other incident caused by another’s negligence, you might be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, lost income and other damages stemming from your injury. At Richards & Associates, PLLC in Troy, I am pleased to assist clients with Michigan personal injury matters along with partner firms in the Detroit area. You can rely on us for skillful handling of all types of claims, including actions stemming from car accidents and falls on someone else’s property.

Types of accidents that may result in personal injury claims

Here are some examples of incidents that may result in personal injury claims, depending upon the specific circumstances:

  • Auto accidents and other motor vehicle crashes that are caused by negligent drivers
  • Dog bites, and other injuries caused by out of control pets and livestock
  • Slip and fall accidents at stores or other properties where hazardous conditions are not repaired in a timely manner
  • Birth injuries and other harm caused by the medical malpractice of doctors and other healthcare providers

Many personal injury claims settle, but if the case goes to trial, the plaintiff can recover monetary damages if the evidence shows that the defendant’s negligence contributed to their injury. 

Damages available in personal injury and wrongful death claims

Damages that can be awarded in Michigan personal injury claims include:

  • Payment of current and future medical bills
  • Reimbursement for lost wages
  • Compensation for future income if you can no longer work
  • Pain and suffering for physical pain and emotional trauma

When people die in accidents caused by negligence, the personal representative of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate and eligible survivors. Some of the damages that may be requested in a wrongful death claim include funeral and burial costs, income the victim would have been expected to earn throughout their lifetime and compensation for the loss of care and companionship.

Workers’ compensation and personal injury claims

Most employers in Michigan must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If you’re covered by workers’ comp and are injured or become ill due to your job, you cannot sue your employer. However, you may be able to bring a third-party personal injury claim in addition to collecting workers’ compensation benefits if another party, such as a contractor or product manufacturer, contributed to your injuries. Also, if you get Social Security Disability Insurance payments, they will not be affected if you collect compensation in a personal injury claim. 

Contact a respected Troy attorney for trustworthy personal injury representation

The law firm of Richards & Associates, PLLC in Troy partners with other attorneys in the Detroit area to make sure that clients get the experienced personal injury representation they deserve. To learn about your legal options, call my firm at 313-662-9923 or contact me online.

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