When a negligent or malicious party causes you serious injury, you can recover damages related to your medical expenses, missed time from work, and pain and suffering. The Burton injury lawyers at Nickola Law will fight relentlessly to secure you a fair settlement or jury verdict for your injuries. If you have been injured, you are not alone. Our Michigan personal injury attorneys are here to help.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is three years. That means you have three years from the date of the accident to file your claim against the at-fault party. If those three years elapse, it is unlikely that you will ever be able to recover damages at all. There are situations in which the statute of limitations can be “tolled” to a certain date. If the injured party is under 18 years old or the injured party did not discover the injury until years later, the statute of limitations can be reset until either his or her 18th birthday or the date when the injury was discovered. In either case, your best bet is to bring the lawsuit as soon as possible after the date of the precipitating cause.
When it comes to car insurance, Michigan is a no-fault state. That means when someone is in an accident, he or she files a claim against his or her own insurance policy. In cases in which that policy does not cover the full extent of the damages, the can only sue the at-fault party directly when they have suffered a permanent impairment resulting in the loss of a bodily organ or severe disfigurement. Wrongful death lawsuits can also be filed against the at-fault party. Talk to a Burton injury lawyer if your insurance company gives you a hard time paying out your damages or you need to sue the at-fault party directly.
Workers’ compensation also works on a no-fault system. Nonetheless, many injured workers find haggling with their employer’s insurance company frustrating. Insurance companies may stall by claiming you have not provided them with sufficient information or balk at claims involving cumulative injuries suffered over an extended period of time. Here, a personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you get the money you are owed under the law and take over the exhausting process of dealing with the insurance company. If you are injured by a third-party contractor or a defective piece of machinery, you can sue those third parties, as well.
The attorneys at Nickola Law also represent those injured by medical malpractice, dog bites, premises liability, negligent security, slip and falls, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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