A Personal Injury is any impairment of your physical or psychological condition, which is caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Personal injury lawsuits allow you to obtain compensation for your injury including pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability and economic damages.
Automobile related accidents are governed by the complex No-Fault Insurance Act of Michigan. The Act allows for the following types of lawsuits and compensation recovery.
The No-Fault Insurance Act of Michigan allows you to collect benefits, even when the accident is your fault. A lawsuit exists when your personal automobile insurance carrier resists, or refuses to pay to you these benefits which include medical treatment, wage loss, nursing care, household assistance, and survivor's loss benefits.
You are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, permanent injury, and certain economic damages from the driver or owner of a vehicle who is at fault in the accident.
When a person without insurance injures you, you may recover under your own insurance policy any damages you would be entitled to recover from the uninsured motorist, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability and certain economic damages.
When your damages such as pain and suffering exceed the negligent driver’s policy limits, you may collect the excess damages under your own insurance policy.
When a pedestrian or bike rider is hit by a motor vehicle, he/she can recover under their automobile policy for economic benefits such as medical treatment, work loss, nursing care, household assistance. If the other party is negligent and causes you injury, you may recover pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability and certain economic damages.
When you are injured on someone or some entities property you may sue the land owner, possessor, or management company for your injuries, and economic losses.
These cases commonly include slip and falls on ice, slip and falls in grocery stores, shopping complexes, apartment complexes, hotels, sidewalks, walkways, parking lots, driveways. They also include places with walkways such as an airport, or a jet way.
You may also sue a land owner, entity, hotel, complex, or facility if you get injured due to inadequate lighting, defective rails, defective furniture, defective ramps or steps, or even being transported or wheeled in a negligent manner.
A statute exists in Michigan which holds the dog owner strictly liable for all injury and damages to the person bitten, as long as he/she did not provoke the dog, or was not a trespasser on the property.
Businesses hired to transport people or property are called common carriers. They have a high duty of care under the law to transport safely. They include airplanes, buses, trains, coaches.
When death of an injured person results from any type of personal injury, compensation for pain and suffering, spouse and dependents losses, and economic losses may be recovered.