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Personal Injury Attorneys in Flint

Representation for Injured Victims in Michigan

Have you been injured? Is a loved one suffering after an accident? If so, it is important to remember that you have rights and that you may be entitled to receive compensation. At Steele & Ferguson, we are proud to have extensive experience in handling thousands of injury cases, and we may be able to help you, too.

Victims of another person’s careless, illegal, neglectful, or reckless behavior could obtain monetary compensation that could potentially cover medical bills, lost wages, and help with pain and suffering.

If you have been injured, we encourage you to contact a Flint personal injury attorney from our team as soon as possible. We help injured victims throughout Michigan. 

Types of Personal Injury Accidents in MI

At Steele & Ferguson, we want to help our clients obtain the benefits that they deserve after an accident. We are equipped to handle a variety of personal injury cases, and we are proud to have successfully assisted countless clients in gaining the compensation that they deserve.

Our office may be able to represent you if you have been a victim of any of the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Catastrophic injury accidents
  • Slip, trip and falls

In addition, we may be able to assist you if you are a family member suffering from the unexpected death of a loved one due to a tragic accident.

When Is a Defendant at Fault?

To prove fault in a personal injury claim, the following requirements must be met:

  • The defendant owed the claimant a duty of care
  • This duty of care was breached
  • This breach of care caused an accident that directly resulted in the claimant's injury

While seemingly simple on the surface, the nuances of each situation can make it difficult to determine if you have grounds to sue without first speaking with a knowledgeable attorney. Our skilled lawyers can help you understand your legal options and recommend the most reasonable course of action.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Michigan

Under Michigan Compiled Laws section 600.5805, Injured parties have up to three years from the date of their injury to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. If this deadline is missed, injured parties may lose their right to pursue damages – no matter how severe the injury or how obvious the responsible party's liability may be. This window may sometimes be extended if the injured party was under the age of 18 at the time of the underlying accident, though they will still be subject to a one-year window after turning 18.

Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to file a personal injury claim as soon as possible to preserve key evidence that may be crucial to your case's success as well as to remain in compliance with various legal deadlines.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Every personal injury case is different, therefore every case will have a different potential value. Generally speaking, however, cases which involve severe or catastrophic injuries, permanent disability, significant property damage, wrongful death, or extreme negligence will have a greater value. Our attorneys can review the unique circumstances of your case and help you seek every penny you deserve.

We can help you seek compensation for the following damages:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and other income
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Comparative Negligence in Michigan

It is important to remember that personal injury cases in Michigan are subject to certain limitations under state law. The legal concept of negligence applies to both plaintiffs and defendants, meaning that injured parties may sometimes be found partially responsible for their own injuries. Under MCL § 600.2959, plaintiffs who share responsibility for the accident that caused their injuries may have their compensation reduced.

For example, if a jury determines you are 30% at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, and your losses equal $10,000, you will only be eligible to recover $7,000 (or $10,000 less 30%). Our team of legal professionals can ensure you are treated fairly and fight to maximize your potential recovery.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

The last thing you need after an injury is to be stonewalled by an uncooperative insurance company whose only concern is protecting their own bottom line. An attorney can not only ensure you receive the medical care you need during your recovery, but they can also help you secure a settlement that is far greater than what you could likely get on your own. In the event that your claim is denied, or if you cannot reach an agreement with the responsible party's insurance company, an attorney can help you file a lawsuit and seek additional compensation through litigation.

Other benefits of hiring a lawyer for your personal injury case:

  • They understand the true value of your claim and will help you pursue an amount that compensates you for your full range of damages
  • They can handle negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf
  • They can bring objectivity to your case during this emotional time
  • They can help you understand your legal options and choose the most appropriate course of action
  • They can perform a detailed investigation of your accident and scrutinize the defendant's counter claims
  • They can give you much-needed peace of mind

Contact Steele & Ferguson

For more information on how our Flint personal injury attorneys can help you, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with our team. The sooner you work with a personal injury lawyer, the sooner you could begin to receive the compensation that you deserve. Get on the road to recovery!

To get started, call our office directly at (888) 407-5820 for a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer.

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    Fairly Compensated

    Our firm has a proven track record for fair and favorable case wins.

  • Over 60 Years
    of Combined Experience

    For more than 60 years, we have fearlessly advocated for the injured.

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    Our workers' compensation firm is highly respected by the legal community.