A minor car accident in Michigan can disrupt your everyday life. But a fatal auto accident can result in long-term medical care for traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, and other catastrophic injuries.
Auto accident victims’ medical expenses and other damages can put their families under financial strain. A claim for benefits may also be confusing since Michigan has no-fault auto insurance laws that may cause complex insurance issues according to the circumstances of the accident.
A personal injury lawyer in Brighton, Michigan, from the law firm of Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C., can help you understand the accident matter and guide you through the claim process. Reduce your financial stress with an experienced auto accident lawyer who can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
An experienced Brighton car accident lawyer can help you preserve your legal rights to PIP compensation and get your expenses covered by your no-fault insurance policy. Here are more reasons why you should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident:
Michigan no-fault insurance covers medical bills and lost wages. If you have low-coverage no-fault insurance, your insurance may not cover all of your bills if you are seriously injured. With a lawyer, you can understand your insurance coverage limits and what you can do to make sure you get compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Michigan’s residual liability protects all drivers from being sued in court. However, in certain circumstances, you can step outside of this law. If you suffer severe injuries from an accident with an uninsured driver, you can file a third-party personal injury lawsuit against the other driver for compensation for your injuries. If the accident occurs out-of-state, you may seek third-party compensation or sue the driver at fault.
The insurance company may delay your claim, imply that you are the at-fault driver, or even deny it. They may also offer an initial settlement that may not cover all the required future expenses for your injuries if you need more treatment.
An experienced car accident lawyer knows how to navigate the vehicle insurance claims process to minimize compensation delays.
You may have received initial treatment for your injuries after the accident. However, the doctor may have you go under extensive medical treatment if your injuries worsen as time goes on. Due to your injuries, you may need financial help with services such as attendant care and transportation to and from your medical appointments.
An attorney can examine evidence from the accident scene, such as the accident report and photos and videos of property damage to your car and your accident injuries.
Eileen Kroll, our senior partner, can help you understand your case from a medical and legal standpoint. Her extensive experience as a registered nurse is invaluable in assessing your injuries and getting you a fair settlement.
If a loved one is killed in a motor vehicle accident, you may have a case for a wrongful death claim. Michigan’s wrongful death law gives the decedent’s next of kin and family the right to sue the insurance company of the party responsible for any financial support the deceased would have made had they survived the accident.
Although nothing can replace your loved one, compensation can ease your financial burden of loss and allow you to focus on healing emotionally. Having a knowledgeable personal injury attorney represent you will significantly improve your chances of a positive outcome. They can work with you by gathering witness statements and investigating the cause of the accident to sue the other driver.
A car accident lawyer can work with you to get compensation for these damages in a wrongful death claim under Michigan law:
Your lawyer can represent you in negotiations with the insurance company and obtain a reasonable settlement offer. If the insurance company refuses to pay rightful compensation for a wrongful death claim, your lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Contacting the Brighton personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. after a car accident is an essential first step to receiving compensation. You can rest assured that we have the experience and knowledge to handle your accident injury claim when you work with our team.
We have helped numerous vehicle accident victims, just like you earn compensation for their injuries. Some of the verdicts and settlements include:
Our contingency fee basis means we only get paid if we win your case, so there is no financial risk to you to get started. Call our law firm today at 1-866-MICH-LAW (1-866-642-4529) and schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.