Don’t Settle For Any Personal Injury Law Firm.  Get The Best.

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Grand Rapids? Did you fall in a store or parking lot? Did a dog bite your child at the park or did a doctor cause your child harm? If another person causes you or a family member to be injured, Michigan’s personal injury laws protect your right to recover compensation for injuries and damages.  Our Grand Rapids personal injury attorneys have won millions of behalf of our Michigan clients and we can help you protect your legal rights by filing a personal injury claim.  The Clark Law Office has successfully handled a variety of personal injury claims including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Workers Comp Claims
  • Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
  • Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability Claims)
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Birth Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death Claims

If you have questions, call 517-347-6900 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Grand Rapids personal injury lawyers.

What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?

The steps you take after a personal injury accident can significantly impact your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries. Our Grand Rapids personal injury attorney suggests that you follow these steps after an accident:

  • Report the accident to the proper parties. If you are in a motor vehicle accident, call 911. If you are injured in a fall, report the fall to the property owner or manager. When a dog bites your child, notify animal control.
  • Seek medical attention for your injuries. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after an injury. You could have suffered injuries that may not be apparent immediately following the accident. In addition, a delay in medical care can be used by the defense to argue you were not injured in the accident or your injury is not as severe as you claim.
  • Document the accident scene. If possible, take pictures and photographs of the accident scene or ask someone you trust to take pictures for you. Also, ask any eyewitnesses for their names and contact information.
  • Do not discuss your accident or injuries with anyone. The insurance company may assign an adjuster to your claim. The adjuster may request a statement or a signed medical release. It is not in your best interest to speak with the other party without meeting with a Grand Rapids personal injury attorney first. In addition, anything you say to someone else or post online could damage your case. It is better to avoid talking about your accident or injury with anyone but your attorney.
  • Meet with an attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury lawyer in Grand Rapids can investigate the accident to determine who is responsible and obtain evidence to prove liability and fault. Also, your attorney can protect you from aggressive insurance adjusters and representatives of the other party. Also, your attorney handles every aspect of filing an accident claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back on your feet.

There could be additional steps you should take, depending on the facts and circumstances in your case. Our Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer will review all steps during your free case review.  Contact The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation with an experienced Grand Rapids personal injury attorney.

What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The value of a personal injury claim depends on several different factors. The insurance adjuster for the other party will not explain these factors to you nor will the adjuster tell you if he is undervaluing your claim. Therefore, you always want to work with an experienced Grand Rapids personal injury lawyer to ensure that you are demanding the full value of your claim as a settlement amount.  Factors that influence the value of your accident claim include:

  • The type and severity of your injuries;
  • The financial costs associated with the accident, your injuries, and your recovery;
  • How long it took you to recover from your injuries;
  • Whether or not you suffered any permanent impairment or disability because of the accident; and,
  • The anticipated cost of any future damages, such as future lost wages and future medical expenses.

Even though your claim may be worth a significant amount of money, you may be limited in the amount you may recover. The insurance company for the liable party is only obligated to pay damages covered by the policy up to the policy limits. Furthermore, if you are partially at fault for the cause of the injury, you may not be entitled to recover full compensation for all damages.  Our Grand Rapids personal injury attorney investigates all potential sources of compensation to increase the chance that you will recover full compensation for all damages. It is important for an attorney to explore all avenues in a personal injury claim.

For a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Grand Rapids, call 517-347-6900 now.  Timing is important! You have a limited time to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to file your claim before time runs out, you lose your right to seek compensation from the responsible party.  During no-cost, no-obligation appointment with a Clark Law Office attorney, you can learn more about the value of your claim and the steps you need to take to protect your rights to recover compensation from the person who caused your injury.

About Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, also known as Beer City USA or The River City, is located in Kent County. The city was founded in 1826, but it was not officially incorporated until 1850. A highlight of the city is that it is home to the Gerald  R. Ford Presidential Museum. It is also the location of La Grande Vitesse, a pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand River. With a population of over 188,000, Grand River is the largest city in West Michigan and the second largest city in the state.  The city is also known as the Furniture City as it is home to five of the leading office furniture companies in the world. With a thriving economy and diverse commercial industry, the area continues to grow. You can find a variety of educational, entertainment, recreational, and art venues in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.