Personal injury laws in Michigan can be difficult to understand. An insurance adjuster for the party who caused your injury is not going to explain your rights. The adjuster works to protect the best interests of the insurance company. You need a legal advocate who will explain your legal rights and work to protect your best interests. You need an Ann Arbor personal injury attorney who fights for your right to recover full compensation for the damages caused by a person’s negligent and reckless acts.  The Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers of The Clark Law Office fight for our clients’ right to fair and just compensation for their injuries. We aggressively advocate for justice for accident victims who have suffered traumatic and life-changing injuries through no fault of their own.  If you have suffered an injury because of the negligence and carelessness of another party, we want to help you. Call 517-347-6900 for a free consultation with one of our Ann Arbor personal injury attorneys.  Let us help you hold the party responsible for your injuries liable for the damages you have suffered.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Law Firm Handles

The Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers of The Clark Law Office handle a wide variety of personal injury claims.  We represent clients in cases involving:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workers Comp Claims
  • Dog Bite and Dog Attack Claims
  • Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability Claims)
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Wrongful Death Actions

Our attorneys review the details of your case with no obligation or cost to you. We provide you with honest, experienced legal advice about your injury claim. If another person caused an injury, you deserve to be compensated for your damages.  Call The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation with an Ann Arbor personal injury lawyer.

Damages and Compensation in a Michigan Personal Injury Case

The Michigan personal injury laws allow victims to claim a variety of damages related to a personal injury. You may be entitled to substantial compensation depending on the facts and circumstances in your case. While each personal injury case is unique, some types of damages are common in most personal injury claims.

Financial Damages

Financial damages are your actual out-of-pocket costs related to the accident, your injury, and your recovery. Compensation for economic damages is intended to reimburse you for the money you lost because of the negligent acts of another party.  Examples of financial damages that are common in most personal injury cases include:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Personal care;
  • Loss of income;
  • Property damage;
  • Medication;
  • Travel expenses;
  • Cost of medical equipment; and,
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Documenting your financial losses is very important because you must have documentation to include the amount in the value of the claim. Therefore, our legal team works closely with you to document all economic losses so that we can maximize the amount you may receive for financial damages.

Future Damages

If you suffer a permanent impairment or disability, you might also be entitled to recover compensation for future damages. The cost of ongoing medical treatment and personal care may be included as well as future lost wages. If you can work, but sustain a loss of earning capacity, you might also recover compensation for future lost income.  Estimating future damages can be difficult. Our Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers work with economists, physicians, and other experts to accurately estimate the amount of your future expenses and losses.

Pain and Suffering Damages

Pain and suffering damages are your non-economic damages related to the accident. No amount of money can compensate you fully for your suffering and pain. However, the law allows for accident victims to be compensated for these damages.  Examples of non-economic damages included in many personal injury claims are:

The law does not provide a formula for calculating the value of non-economic damages. Therefore, we use the facts in your case to support the amount we claim you deserve for your pain and suffering damages.

Experienced and Trusted Legal Representation

Our Ann Arbor personal injury attorneys use their experience, skills, knowledge, and resources to help clients seek a fair and just settlement for their injury claim. We handle a variety of personal injury claims.  For your free case analysis call 517-347-6900 today. Learn about your legal options and how an Ann Arbor personal injury lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve after being injured in an accident that was not your fault.

The Insurance Company Says I Am Partially to Blame for My Injury

Insurance companies often argue that victims are partially at fault for their injury to reduce the value of their claim. Under Michigan’s modified comparative fault laws, if the insurance company is successful, your compensation can be reduced. If the insurance company can prove you are 51 percent or more at fault, you cannot recover compensation for non-economic damages.

Our Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling cases involving comparative negligence claims by insurance companies. We understand insurance company tactics and how to combat those tactics. To help protect your right to full compensation, do not provide a written or recorded statement to the insurance company for the other party without talking to an attorney.  Also, do not sign a medical release or other documents without meeting with a personal injury attorney in Ann Arbor.

About Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is located in Washtenaw County. The University of Michigan calls Ann Arbor home. Therefore, a large part of the community revolves around the college. Residents and visitors can enjoy the Museum of Natural History and the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art. A beautiful college town that combines the feeling of a small town with the amenities of a larger city. The city has great restaurants, entertainment venues, educational system, and recreational facilities. The Clark Law Office is proud to serve the residents of Ann Arbor by providing exceptional legal services.