When you are injured because of the negligent or wrongful acts of another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation under Michigan’s personal injury laws. The Muskegon personal injury lawyers of The Clark Law Office represent accident victims who have suffered damages because of another person’s reckless or negligent behavior. Unlike larger personal injury firms, our attorneys treat you with the attention and respect that you deserve. We don’t hand your case off to a small attorney or have you talk to a paralegal constantly. If you decide to hire us, you will be given the cell phone # of the attorney working on your case and is available 24/7. We fight for fair and just settlements for our clients so that they can continue to recover after a traumatic experience. If you have suffered a personal injury, call 517-347-6900 for a free consultation with a Muskegon personal injury lawyer.
What Type of Injury Cases Do We Handle?
Our Muskegon personal injury attorneys represent clients in a variety of personal injury cases. We handle cases arising from:
A personal injury claim can stem from an accident or incident caused by the wrongful or negligent acts of another person. Michigan laws allow victims to file claims and lawsuits against the person or party responsible for their injuries seeking compensation for their damages.
What Types of Damages Are Included In A Personal Injury Claim?
The facts and circumstances of your case determine the types of damages that will be included in your personal injury claim. However, most accident victims incur several of the same types of damages. Common damages in a personal injury claim include:
Cost of medical care, including surgeries, therapy, diagnostic tests, medications, medical equipment, and physician’s bills
The loss of income, including a loss of earning capacity
Physical pain, discomfort, and suffering
Travel expenses and other out-of-pocket costs
Emotional and mental suffering, including anxiety, PTSD, and depression
Loss of enjoyment of life
Permanent impairments and disabilities, including scarring and disfigurement
Each claim is unique. You cannot base your recovery on another case, even if you suffered the same injury as the person in the other case. Factors and elements that are unique to your case impact the amount of compensation you might receive. Our Muskegon personal injury lawyer works closely with our clients to obtain evidence to maximize the amount of compensation they may recover for their injuries, losses, and damages. Contact The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Muskegon.
Settlement vs. Personal Injury Lawsuit
In most cases, our lawyers can settle the claims without filing a personal injury lawsuit. From the day we accept your case, our legal team works diligently to investigate your accident to determine the cause of the accident. During the investigation, we identify the responsible parties. We work to secure evidence to prove fault and liability.
As you are recovering from your injuries and working with your physicians on an effective treatment plan, we are working on building a strong case proving fault and damages. Once your medical treatment is complete, we prepare a demand settlement to submit to the insurance provider. In most cases, our Muskegon personal injury attorneys negotiate with the insurance provider to achieve a fair and just settlement. However, we always work with the knowledge that we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to protect your rights. If the insurance company refuses to acknowledge fault or negotiate a fair settlement, we are prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Even though we file a lawsuit in your case, that does not mean we will not settle the case before trial. In some cases, a defendant decides to settle the case once each side begins the discovery process in a lawsuit. Our legal team is ready to take the case to trial if that is necessary to protect your best interests. To learn more about the settlement process, or filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact The Clark Law Office by calling 517-347-6900 for a free case review.
Common Injuries Sustained In a Personal Injury Accident
Each accident and each victim are unique. Two victims in the same vehicle in a car accident can suffer dramatically different injuries. In some cases, an occupant may suffer fatal injuries while the driver sustains minor injuries. However, some injuries are common in personal injury accidents.
Spinal cord and back injuries, including partial or total paralysis
Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other head injuries
Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
Severe burns, disfigurement, and scarring
Broken bones and complex fractures
Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
Permanent impairment or disability
While your injuries are a factor in determining the amount of money you might receive for a personal injury claim, they are not the only factor. Your financial losses are a large component of a personal injury settlement. In addition, we take into consideration the length of your recovery, whether or not you have a permanent impairment, and how your injuries impacted your overall quality of life. Our Muskegon personal injury attorney works closely with you to determine a fair and just amount for your pain and suffering damages. It is difficult to place a value on a person’s suffering; however, our attorneys have extensive experience calculating the value of these claims. Based on our experience and knowledge of personal injury claims, we analyze all facts and evidence to advise you whether or not a settlement offer is a fair.