Burton Personal Injury Attorney

Burton Personal Injury Attorney

When an individual is injured in a preventable accident, he or she can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her related damages. A personal injury claim can be complicated and if it cannot be resolved between the claimant and the negligent party’s insurance provider, the claimant may have to file a lawsuit to have the court rule on the case.

Types of Personal Injury Claim

A victim can file a personal injury claim after being injured in any type of accident. A few specific types of personal injury claim include:

  • Premises liability claims. These are claims for slips, falls, burns, and any other injury sustained due to an accident that could have been prevented if a property owner had removed hazardous conditions from his or her property;
  • Car accident claims;
  • Truck accident claims;
  • Product liability claims. These are claims against manufacturers, distributors, or retailers made by victims injured by faulty or defective consumer products;
  • Dog bite claims; and
  • Medical malpractice claims, which are claims made against healthcare providers when victims are injured by human error in the course of receiving medical treatment.

A victim’s injuries can be fairly minor, requiring minimal time out of work and medical treatment. They can also be severe, necessitating months of recovery time and extensive treatment like surgery and rehabilitative therapy. When a victim dies as the result of injuries sustained in an accident, his or her loved ones can seek compensation for their damages through a wrongful death claim.

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

A successful personal injury claim demonstrates how one party’s negligence directly caused another party to become injured and suffer damages as a result. If an individual or group is proven to have caused an accident and victim’s injury through negligence, that individual or group is liable for the victim’s damages. The victim can then recover compensation for his or her damages from the negligent party’s insurance provider.

Seeking Compensation for your Damages Through a Personal Injury Claim

In Michigan, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. For medical malpractice claims, it is two years from the date of the accident.

Your lawyer can help you obtain and use evidence to support your claim, which can include the following:

  • Photographs of the accident scene;
  • Your medical bills;
  • Bills for items related to your injury and recovery, like over-the-counter medication;
  • Documentation of lost wages; and
  • Testimonies from lay witnesses and expert witnesses, such as your doctor.

Your lawyer can also negotiate with the insurance provider on your behalf to help you seek an appropriate compensation amount for your damages.

Work with an Experienced Burton Personal Injury Lawyer

Our team of personal injury lawyers at Nickola Law can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your personal injury damages. To learn more about filing and pursuing a personal injury claim, contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation with us.

810-767-54201015 Church St.
Flint, MI 48502



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