Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers

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If you’ve been injured you are probably frustrated, in pain and believe the insurance company has turned its back on you. The insurance companies care about one thing and one thing only – the less they pay you – the more they keep for themselves. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients. LegalGenius lawyers are tough, we never yield to the demands of the insurance companies and we never stop fighting until our clients are paid the money they deserve.

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    Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

    LegalGenius handles a comprehensive range of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, we can help you recover damages. Below are the personal injury cases our team can assist with.

    Car Accident

    Car Accidents

    Car accidents are one of the most common personal injury accidents to occur in Michigan. Even if you’re at fault for an accident, you still have a right to receive insurance benefits. Our car accident lawyers will work to make sure the insurance company pays.

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    Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being injured in an accident than drivers due to the phenomenon of inattentional blindless. Our injury attorneys will work to hold negligent motorists responsible for your injuries and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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    Truck Accidents

    LegalGenius represents both truck drivers injured in accidents and drivers in passenger vehicles injured in a collision with a truck. Truck accidents often result in devastating or fatal injuries and you deserve to be compensated appropriately for the damages you’ve endured.

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    Bus Accidents

    Bus accidents are not as common as other types of automobile accidents, but the effects of these crashes can be life-altering when they do occur. We can help you recover compensation if you’ve been injured in a public bus or school bus accident.

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    Bike Accidents

    While many cities across Michigan have redesigned roads to make biking safer, bikers can still fall victim to negligent drivers. Even with proper safety gear, bikers can sustain serious and life-altering injuries when hit by the impact of a heavy metal vehicle.

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    Train Accidents

    Train accidents can occur due to a derailment, or a collision with another train or vehicle. Train accidents are statistically rare, but when they do occur the resulting aftermath can be devastating.

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    Slip & Fall Accidents

    When you’ve slipped and fallen on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, the property owner can and should be held responsible for your injuries. Our slip and fall premise liability lawyers can fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve.

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    Dog Bite Accidents

    If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, you can hold the owner liable for any damages their pet has caused. Our attorneys can represent any human attacked by a dog. Unfortunately, we can not represent dogs that have been attacked by other dogs.

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    Social Security Disability

    Social Security Disability benefits are provided to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. These disabilities can be physical or mental and must meet specific criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration.

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    Workers’ Compensation

    Workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill while performing their job duties. Our workers’ comp lawyers can work on your behalf to file a comp claim, even if you were at fault for your work injuries.

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    Wrongful Death

    LegalGenius can represent you when a family member has died as the result of the negligent actions of another party. Appropriate compensation will never replace the loss of a loved one, but it can help remedy the resulting expenses.

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    Nursing Home Abuse

    You place trust in nursing homes to take care of the family members you love. You deserve justice when they fail to do so due to negligence or intentional actions. Nursing home abuse could include physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect of basic needs, or financial exploitation.

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    Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to provide an appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm to patients. This can include errors in diagnosis, treatment, surgery, medication, or post-operative care.

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    Defective Products

    We can file product liability claims on your behalf against manufacturers, distributors, or retailers when a product causes injury or harm. A defective product injury could be caused by a design flaw, a manufacturing defect, or a lack of adequate usage warnings.

    Common Accident Injuries

    The attorneys at LegalGenius will fight to protect your rights no matter the injuries you’ve sustained from your accident. Our attorneys are well-versed in accident-related injuries and possess the knowledge required to accurately value injury claims and build cases around injuries. Some of the common accident injuries we’ve handled cases for can be found below.

    Back Pain

    Back pain is a common symptom that presents itself after motor vehicle or slip-and-fall accidents. Back pain can be the result of inflammation, but it could also be a sign of a more serious underlying condition such as a herniated disc, or a fracture.

    Chest Pain

    Chest pain can occur when the chest is physically impacted by an object. The impact of a seat belt or airbag in a vehicle accident can be a common cause of chest pain. Chest pain be a symptom of heart injuries or fractured ribs.


    Loss of consciousness can occur as a result of pain, trauma, or injuries. Accident victims will typically fall into a coma after suffering a traumatic brain injury. While a victim in a coma may not be able to communicate, they still have important legal rights that need to be protected.


    A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. While the effects are often short-term, an undiagnosed or untreated concussion can lead to serious can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening conditions.


    Accident trauma and the resulting injuries and pain can completely disrupt life. This disruption can create feelings of identity loss or anger, which can lead to depression. Depression isn’t a physical injury that can be seen, but it’s still a harmful emotional injury that warrants compensation.


    Headaches on their own are not much of a serious injury, but headaches can be a symptom of a traumatic brain injury. This could especially be the case if headaches are frequently occurring after an accident and are accompanied with feelings of vertigo.

    Herniated Disc

    A herniated disc is a condition where the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the exterior casing. A herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and lead to feelings of numbness, pain, tingling, or weakness. Herniated discs can result in chronic pain and may require surgery.

    Memory Loss

    Memory loss after an accident can be a symptom of a traumatic brain injury. You should see a doctor if you’re experiencing memory loss after an accident to determine whether or not your inability to recall memories is a symptom of a brain injury.

    Mental Trauma

    Emotional trauma after an accident is an unseen injury that can be just as damaging/debilitating as physical injuries (if not more so). Mental trauma often goes undiagnosed after an accident, and it’s an injury your attorney will want to explore with you in order to make sure you receive proper treatment and compensation.

    Neck Injuries

    There are a variety of neck injuries that can be sustained from an accident. Neck injuries range in severity from whiplash to cervical spondylolisthesis. Symptoms of a neck injury could include stiffness, shooting pain, muscle spasms, and more.

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can present itself after the trauma of experiencing an accident. PTSD can be difficult to cope with and it can take years to recover from.

    Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain after an accident could be a sign of a sustained shoulder injury. Pain can be a symptom of shoulder impingement, a fractured shoulder, or a torn rotator cuff. You should seek medical treatment if you’re experiencing any shoulder pain after an accident.

    Stomach Pain

    Stomach pain can be a normal reaction to the stress of an accident. However, stomach pain may also be a sign of more serious internal injuries. You should seek medical attention from a doctor if you’re experiencing stomach pain after an accident to determine whether or not the pain is a symptom of a larger medical issue.

    Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the result of a violent blow to the brain or body that causes the brain to move within the skull. TBIs can vary in severity from mild to severe and symptoms can also vary accordingly. In many cases, a traumatic brain injury can go undiagnosed after an accident if an accident victim doesn’t seek medical attention after an accident.


    Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash occurs when the neck is subjected to rapid and forceful back-and-forth movement. In most cases, whiplash is a short-term injury, but it can be a long-term injury that leads to ongoing pain and disability.

    The Process For Filing A Personal Injury Claim In Michigan

    There are several steps involved in successfully filing and winning a personal injury claim in Michigan. The process can be complex to navigate on your own, but it can feel simple with the guidance of an experienced injury attorney. Below is an overview of the different steps commonly involved in filing a claim.

    1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. The process for filing a claim starts with seeking medical attention for your injuries immediately after the accident. Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s crucial to get evaluated by a medical professional. This evaluation will help provide evidence for your case.
    2. Gather Evidence: An accident can be a whirlwind event and the last thing on your mind will likely be gathering evidence. However, if you can work to document the scene of the accident, it will be helpful for your case. Take photographs, gather witness contact information, and collect any relevant documents or records, such as medical reports or police reports.
    3. Report the Incident: Report the incident to the appropriate authorities. For car accidents, you’ll need to report the accident to law enforcement. For other types of accidents, notify the property owner or manager, or file a report with the relevant agency.
    4. Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney: It’s advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. An attorney can assess your case, advise you of your rights, and guide you through the legal process.
    5. File a Claim: Your attorney will help you file a personal injury claim with the insurance company. This claim will outline the details of the accident, your injuries, and the damages you’re seeking.
    6. Negotiation and Settlement: The insurance company may offer a settlement to resolve your claim. Your attorney will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
    7. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit. The litigation process involves court proceedings, including discovery, depositions, and possibly a trial.
    8. Resolution: Most personal injury cases are resolved through settlement negotiations before trial. If your case goes to trial, a judge or jury will determine the outcome.

    The amount of time the entire process takes can vary depending on the complexity of the case and whether or not the case goes to trial. Personal injury cases can take anywhere from 60 days to two years to settle. An attorney can give you a more accurate estimate of how long your case may take to resolve during your free initial consultation.

    How A Michigan Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

    Personal injury law is complex, and navigating the legal process can be overwhelming. A Michigan personal injury attorney possesses the knowledge and expertise required to handle your case effectively. There are many different tasks an injury lawyer will perform for you to help you win your case.

    An attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. Your attorney will then negotiate with the insurance company to seek maximum compensation for your injuries and damages. If your case goes to trial, your attorney will provide skilled representation in court, advocating for your rights and interests every step of the way.

    The most important benefit you receive in working with a personal injury lawyer is peace of mind. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be stressful. By entrusting your case to a qualified attorney, you can rest and recover knowing that your legal rights are being protected.

    The Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases In Michigan

    Like any other form of civil law case, there is a time limitation set for personal injury cases on how long after an incident a case can be brought to legal proceedings. In Michigan, accident victims have three years from the date of the injury or accident to file a claim for damages in most cases.

    There are exceptions where victims may have more than three years to file a claim. The following circumstances would likely provide a victim with more time to file:

    The statute of limitations creates a limited window of opportunity for you to be able to file a case for damages. You should speak with a Michigan personal injury lawyer as soon as you can after an injury to ensure that your case is filed before the deadline.

    How Personal Injury Cases Are Valued

    In Michigan, you are entitled to both economic and non-economic damages if you’ve been injured due to the negligence of someone else. Damages you may be entitled to include:

    • Medical treatment and hospital bills (both current and future treatment)
    • Lost wages
    • Future lost earnings potential
    • Property damage
    • Caregiving expenses
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Physical pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma

    The damages you’re entitled to will depend on the circumstances and facts surrounding your case. Your personal injury attorney will work with you to help you determine what damages you may be able to recover and how much those damages are worth. You can schedule a free consultation with a LegalGenius attorney to receive an estimated value of your case.

    Why Choose LegalGenius For Your Injury Case?

    You can find personal injury lawyers that win and you can find personal injury lawyers that care, but it’s rare to find attorneys that both care and win. Our attorneys have a track record of success with millions of dollars recovered for accident victims across Michigan. We bring over 100 years of combined experience to the table and we utilize proven legal strategies to ensure no money is left on the table.

    While we’ve built a reputation with our consistent record of outstanding results, it’s our commitment to customer service that we’re most proud of. You’re more than just a case number when you work with a LegalGenius attorney. You’ll never have an issue reaching an attorney about your case and we won’t stop fighting for you until you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Request Your Free Personal Injury Consultation

    Have legal questions about a recent accident? Want help determining what your case could be worth? We offer free consultations where you can speak with an injury attorney about your case at no cost. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and your legal options. You can schedule a free consultation with a LegalGenius attorney by calling (800) 209-4000 or by filling out an online contact form.

    Personal Injury FAQs

    How Much Does A Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

    Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. If you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor, your attorney will receive a percentage of the compensation as their fee. LegalGenius works on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re able to provide you with access to legal representation without you having to pay anything upfront.

    Will I Have To Go To Court For My Personal Injury Case?

    Whether or not you have to go to court for your personal injury case depends on various factors, including the specifics of your case and the willingness of the parties involved to reach a settlement. Many personal injury cases are resolved through out-of-court settlements negotiated between the parties and their attorneys. Settlements can often be reached through mediation or arbitration, which are alternative dispute resolution methods that can help parties avoid the time and expense of going to trial.

    However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, or if the other party disputes liability or the extent of your damages, your case may proceed to trial. In such instances, your attorney will represent you in court and advocate for your rights and interests before a judge and/or jury. Your LegalGenius attorney will prepare you for what to expect if your case goes to trial and will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, whether through settlement negotiations or litigation.

    How Do You Prove Negligence In A Personal Injury Case?

    Proving negligence is a crucial aspect of a personal injury case. To establish negligence, there are four key elements that must exist:

    • Duty of Care: The defendant owed you a duty of care to act reasonably and prudently under the circumstances. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and obey traffic laws.
    • Breach of Duty: The defendant breached their duty of care by failing to act in a reasonable manner. This breach may involve actions such as speeding, distracted driving, or failing to maintain safe premises.
    • Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty directly caused your injuries. You must show that your injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligent actions.
    • Damages: You suffered actual damages as a result of the defendant’s negligence, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

    To prove negligence, your LegalGenius attorney will gather evidence, such as witness statements, accident reports, medical records, and expert testimony, to support your claim. By establishing these elements, you can hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries and seek compensation for your damages.

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