How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Assisting clients in Shelby and Clinton Township
When you suffer injury because of someone else’s negligence or unlawful act, Michigan personal injury laws protect your rights. Our personal injury attorneys at Boyer Dawson & St. Pierre handle numerous different types of injury cases, helping clients receive compensation to deal with the hardships associated with injury.
Michigan modified comparative negligence law
Personal injury law exists to restore individuals to the condition they were in prior to the injury as much as possible. However, personal injury cases also address the degree of fault that injured individuals had in causing an injury accident or incident. In Michigan, a person can only recover compensation based on the 51 percent rule, which means they can recover compensation if they were 50 percent or less at fault for causing their injury. In addition, courts reduce compensation awards based on their fault.
As you can imagine, defense counsel strategies in a personal injury lawsuit generally try to make the victim’s fault appear 51 percent or greater. Personal injury attorneys work diligently to present the victim’s true side of the case and show a percentage that allows for recovery of compensation.
Injury cases are subject to a wide scope of statutes and case laws, and a perceptive lawyer with extensive experience can apply relevant laws to protect a client’s rights.
What a personal injury case involves
Lawyers acquire knowledge and familiarity with each step of the claims process. They know the deadlines for filing claims and lawsuits. They have access to investigators and forensic specialists for gathering evidence that establishes cause, damage amounts, and identifies responsible parties. Attorneys are also adept at negotiating with insurance companies and recognize when a settlement offer does not fairly compensate for the value of damages. Sometimes litigation is necessary to recoup adequate compensation. A personal injury lawyer involved at the outset is prepared to take cases to trial whenever it is in the client’s best interests.
Consult an experienced attorney in a free consultation
Our firm offers a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers to evaluate the prospects of pursuing a case. We take personal injury cases based on contingency, which means you owe no fees unless we recover through verdict or settlement. Contact Boyer Dawson & St. Pierre for personal injury assistance in Shelby or Clinton Township by phone at 888-559-4705 or contact us online.