When people are injured through no fault of their own, they must deal with many serious issues all at once. The stress and anxiety, added to the pain and discomfort from the injuries, can make someone vulnerable. Sadly, insurance companies try to take advantage of an accident victim’s situation to settle an injury claim for far less than the true value of the claim. If you are injured, our Traverse City personal injury lawyer wants to prevent this from happening to you.  We provide support, guidance, and legal advice as you go through the process of filing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys are aggressive legal advocates for accident victims.  If the reckless and negligent acts of another person have injured you, call 517-347-6900 for a free consultation with a Traverse City personal injury lawyer with The Clark Law Office.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Traverse City, Michigan

Michigan laws allow victims of negligent and wrongful acts to seek compensation from the person or party who caused the injury. By filing a personal injury claim, you can recover money for your financial damages. You can also recover damages for your “pain and suffering” or non-economic damages.  Because each case is different, we carefully analyze your case to determine the best approach to take that increases the chance of recovering full compensation for all damages. We diligently search for evidence that comes together to make a compelling argument that we present to the insurance company or a jury, if necessary.  A personal injury claim can arise from numerous situations. The Clark Law Office handles injury claims related to:

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

If you have been injured, we urge you to contact our Traverse City personal injury attorneys now for a free consultation by calling 517-347-6900.  Your time to file a personal injury claim is limited by law. Do not let your deadline to file a claim expire. Call our office now for your free case review.

Types of Injuries Sustained in Personal Injury Accidents

Many accident victims suffer traumatic and life-altering injuries because of an accident that was not their fault. These injuries may require significant medical treatment and result in weeks or months away from work. The damages and losses can be substantial, depending on the injury and circumstances.  Therefore, you want to work with an experienced Traverse City personal injury attorney to recover damages for injuries including:

  • Complex fractures and broken bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), concussions, and other head injuries
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Lacerations, severe burns, scarring, and disfigurement

It is very important that we demonstrate the severity of your injuries to support our valuation of your personal injury claim. Therefore, our Traverse City personal injury lawyer works closely with your physicians to document your injuries and the severity of your injuries. Our legal team gathers copies of medical records and statements from your physicians that reveal the extent of your injuries.  Put an experienced team of legal professionals to work for you. Call The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation.

Steps to Take After A Personal Injury

When you are injured, it may be difficult to know what you should do or who you should call. Of course, your first priority should be your health.  Our Traverse City personal injury lawyer understands that you may not be able to follow each of these steps; however, following as many of these steps as possible can help protect your legal rights after a personal injury.

  • Report the injury and accident. You need to document the injury and accident. If you are injured in a traffic accident, you should call 911 to request emergency assistance. However, in other situations, it may be unclear who to notify. A fall is usually reported to the property owner or manager while a dog bite is reported to animal control. If you are unsure who to notify, call our Traverse City personal injury attorney for guidance.
  • Get medical treatment. Even if you do not believe you are seriously injured, you need to see a doctor. Delaying your medical treatment can harm your injury claim. The insurance company will argue that you were not injured or you would have gone to the doctor immediately.
  • Make videos and take photographs. If you can make a video or take pictures of the accident scene, this evidence could be very useful. However, you should not place yourself in any danger. If you are unable to take pictures, you can ask someone you trust to take the pictures.
  • Talk to eyewitnesses. If anyone witnessed the accident, try to talk to that person at the accident scene. Make sure that you get the person’s name and contact information. Eyewitness testimony can be very convincing in a personal injury case.
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible. The insurance adjuster may try to convince you that you do not need an attorney. It is not in your best interest to talk to the adjuster for the other party. The adjuster works for the insurance company and will take steps to protect the company’s best interest. You need a Traverse City personal injury lawyer advocating for your best interests.

For a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys in Traverse City, call The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve for a personal injury.

About Traverse City

Traverse City is located in Leelanau County and Grand Traverse County. The city is situated along the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay providing residents and visitors with beautiful views. The area is famous for its cherries. The National Cherry Festival is an extremely popular event attracting thousands of people each year to the area. We are proud to serve the residents of Traverse City when they need a law firm to protect their legal rights.