Detroit Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, our dedicated team of Detroit injury attorneys are here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need. With a deep understanding of Detroit’s legal landscape and a commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for our clients, we strive to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Allow LegalGenius to focus on navigating the complexities of your case while you focus on healing and recovery.

    LegalGenius has won millions of dollars for thousands of clients.

    Personal Injury Cases We Handle

    LegalGenius offers extensive legal support across various personal injury cases. If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, we’re here to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Below are the personal injury cases we specialize in.

    Car Accident

    Car Accidents

    Car accidents are a frequent cause of personal injury in the Motor City. Regardless of fault, you have the right to claim insurance benefits. Our experienced car accident attorneys will ensure the insurance company fulfills its obligations.

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    Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcyclists face higher injury risks in accidents due to inattentional blindness from other drivers. Our dedicated lawyers will hold negligent drivers accountable and work to secure the compensation you need for your injuries.

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    Truck Accidents

    We represent both truck drivers and passenger vehicle occupants injured in truck-related accidents. These accidents often lead to severe or fatal injuries, and we will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for your suffering.

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    Bus Accidents

    Though less common, bus accidents can have severe consequences. If you’ve been injured in a public or school bus accident, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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    Bike Accidents

    Detroit has invested significantly in dedicated bike lanes and bike lane improvements over the last decade. While biking in Detroit has become a safer mode of transportation, negligent drivers still pose significant risks. Even with proper safety measures, bikers can sustain serious injuries from collisions with vehicles. We are here to help you claim rightful compensation.

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    Train Accidents

    Detroit has two different rail systems with Amtrak connecting Detroit to other states and Michigan cities and the People Mover helping residents navigate around the city. Train accidents, whether due to derailment or collisions, are rare but can be catastrophic. We are prepared to assist you in recovering from the aftermath of such incidents.

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    Slip & Fall Accidents

    If you’ve been injured from a slip and fall on another’s property due to unsafe conditions, the property owner should be held liable. Our premises liability lawyers will strive to get you the compensation you are owed.

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    Dog Bite Accidents

    Dog attacks can cause serious harm, and owners should be held responsible. Our lawyers can assist anyone bitten or attacked by a dog, though we do not represent cases involving dog-on-dog attacks.

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    Social Security Disability

    We help individuals who are unable to work due to qualifying disabilities secure Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits are essential for those facing physical or mental impairments.

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    Workers’ Compensation

    Injured or ill employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our lawyers can assist in filing claims, ensuring you receive the support you need, even if you were at fault for the injury.

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    Wrongful Death

    If a loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you seek justice and compensation. While no amount can replace your loss, we aim to ease the financial burden associated with such tragedies.

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    Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing homes should be safe havens for our loved ones. When they fail due to neglect or abuse, we seek justice for physical, emotional, or financial harm caused to residents.

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    Medical Malpractice

    Medical professionals are held to high standards. When their failure to meet these standards causes harm, we handle cases involving errors in diagnosis, treatment, surgery, or post-operative care to get you the justice you deserve.

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    Defective Products

    Injuries from defective products are unacceptable. We file claims against manufacturers, distributors, or retailers for harm caused by design flaws, manufacturing defects, or insufficient warnings to ensure you receive compensation.

    How Can A Detroit Injury Lawyer Help You?

    A personal injury attorney can play an invaluable role in your financial recovery if you’ve sustained an injury in an accident in Detroit. In fact, it is never advised to speak with an insurance company about an accident without first consulting with an attorney. Studies have found that injury victims who hire an attorney earn a settlement that is 40% higher on average than those who do not work with an attorney. An injury lawyer will handle every aspect of your personal injury case, including: 

    • At-fault party identification: You can’t file a personal injury claim without first knowing who the claim will be filed against. In some cases, you may be able to file a claim against multiple parties. As an example, if you’re injured in a truck accident, you may be able to hold the truck driver, the truck owner, the service company for the truck, or the truck manufacturer liable for damages depending on the circumstances of the accident. An injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault and what sources of compensation are available. 
    • Case investigation: The amount of compensation you receive largely depends on the strength of your case. An injury attorney can help you investigate your case to compile evidence and identify the facts and circumstances that led to your injury. An attorney can take photos of the scene of the accident, collect witness statements, review surveillance footage, and more. The evidence collected during the case investigation will help strengthen your claim. 
    • Expert opinion collection: Expert opinions and testimonies can be used as supplemental evidence for your case. Our attorneys have a network of medical, financial, and engineering experts that we can bring in when needed. 
    • Settlement negotiation: An injury attorney will negotiate directly with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries. 
    • Court representation: If a fair settlement can’t be reached through negotiation, your attorney will take your case to trial and represent you in court.

    Navigating the claims process on your own can be confusing and complex. An injury attorney will help simplify the process for you to earn the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

    Damages You Could Recover For Your Injury

    Michigan residents are very fortunately entitled to both economic and non-economic damages in the event of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Economic damages are financial damages that occur as a result of a defendant causing harm. Examples of economic damages include: 

    • Property damage
    • Medical expenses (both current and future)
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earnings potential
    • Caregiving expenses

    Non-economic damages are damages that aren’t financial. These damages don’t have an explicit dollar amount attached to them in the form of an expense or loss, but you deserve to be compensated for them nevertheless. Examples of non-economic damages include: 

    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Loss of society and companionship

    The damages you are personally entitled to will depend on the facts surrounding your case. Our attorneys can review your case with you to help you determine how much your case is truly worth. You should not settle for anything less than you deserve and we’ll fight to make sure that that is the case.

    How Do You Determine Who Is At Fault?

    Any individual or entity that contributed to your injury should pay their fair share of damages. Our injury lawyers will investigate the accident to determine who may be at fault and who we can seek compensation from. Liable parties could include: 

    • A vehicle driver
    • A commercial vehicle driver
    • The employer of a commercial vehicle driver
    • A product manufacturer
    • A landlord or property manager
    • A government municipality
    • A business or property owner
    • A nursing home
    • A pet owner

    Liability isn’t limited to the individuals and organizations above. There may be others who could be held responsible for your accident depending on the circumstances. We can help you determine who should be held liable.

    What To Do After An Accident In Detroit To Protect Your Rights

    Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic and confusing experience. However, knowing the right steps to take immediately after an accident in Detroit can significantly protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Below are six things you should do to protect your legal rights:

    1. Call the police: It’s crucial to have an official police report documenting the accident. The police will gather information, interview witnesses, and create a report that can be invaluable for your case. Make sure to get the names and badge numbers of the officers at the scene.
    2. Gather evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible from the accident scene. This includes taking photographs of the vehicles, the accident location, any visible injuries, and road conditions. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s), and obtain contact details of any witnesses. Detailed evidence can be crucial for your claim.
    3. Avoid admitting fault: When speaking to the other parties involved and the police, be careful not to admit fault or make statements that could be construed as admitting fault. Stick to the facts when describing the incident. Determining fault is a complex process that should be handled by professionals.
    4. Seek medical attention: Even if you feel fine, it’s important to get a medical evaluation after an accident, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
    5. Document your injuries and treatment: Keep detailed records of all medical treatments related to the accident. This includes doctor visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and any other medical expenses. Documenting your injuries and treatment is essential for proving the extent of your damages.
    6. Consult a personal injury attorney: Contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Detroit as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. They can also ensure that all necessary legal steps are taken to protect your interests.

    By following these steps, you can help protect your rights and strengthen your case after an accident. Taking swift and deliberate actions can make a significant difference in the outcome of your personal injury claim.

    The Statute Of Limitations For Injury Claims In Detroit

    The statute of limitations is set on the state level, so Detroit’s statute of limitations is the same as the rest of Michigan. You generally have three years from the date of the injury or accident to file a personal injury claim in Michigan. However, there are certain exceptions where you could have longer than three years: 

    Due to the time limit set on how long you have to file a lawsuit, it’s best to speak with a Detroit injury lawyer as soon as possible. We can move quickly to make sure your case is filed before the deadline.

    Why Choose LegalGenius For Your Injury Case?

    There are many Detroit injury lawyers with a record of success and there are many lawyers who are known for being compassionate. However, it’s not as common to find a personal injury law firm with a reputation for being both aggressive with insurance companies and compassionate with clients. The injury lawyers at LegalGenius have a track record of success earning millions of dollars for injury victims. Our lawyers bring over 100 years of combined experience to your case and we use proven negotiation strategies to ensure that no money is left on the table. 

    We don’t just fight hard for you, we care deeply about your case. LegalGenius has long been known for our unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service. You’re treated like a person and not just another case number when you work with our firm. We don’t gatekeep our lawyers and you’ll be able to reach your attorney directly any time you have issues or questions. We’ll also keep you updated throughout the entire duration of the case, so you’re never left in the dark.

    Get Your Legal Questions Answered

    Have questions about an injury you’ve recently sustained? Want to better understand your legal rights? The personal injury attorneys at LegalGenius can answer your legal questions and help you determine the true value of your case. We offer free initial consultations, so you can speak with one of our Detroit injury lawyers at no cost. You can schedule your free consultation by calling 800-209-4000 or by filling out our Ask the Genius™ form.

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