Accidents are a part of life, and something everyone will experience at some point. However, bumping your knee against the coffee table is not the same thing as suffering a fall at the local grocery store because employees failed to clean up a spill on the floor. Some accidents are simply unfortunate incidents that were unavoidable, but others could easily be prevented. In these circumstances, talking with a Clayton Township injury lawyer at Nickola Law will give you the knowledge you need to decide if moving forward with a lawsuit makes sense.
Recovering from serious injuries can take years, and some are so severe that full recovery is not possible. You should not have to shoulder the financial burden of this drastic change to your life alone. The person or entity responsible for your injuries should be held accountable and called to pay compensation for their actions. Our Clayton Township injury lawyers are prepared to walk you through the legal process and build the strongest possible case to support your claim.
Most injury claims, whether they occur as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, head injury, etc. are brought under the legal claim of negligence. Negligence is based on the premise that individuals, businesses, and the government owe others certain duties not to put them in harm’s way. Proving a party was negligent and the cause of an injury requires the plaintiff show the following:
In addition, Michigan follows comparative negligence rules when assessing the fault of each party, which restricts a plaintiff’s ability to recover for his/her injuries to the extent of the fault attributable to him/her. Further, if the plaintiff is found more than 50% responsible, he/she cannot recover damages for pain and suffering, though damages for medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses are generally still available. This reality highlights why having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side is so crucial. Knowing how to gather, present, and respond to evidence can make all the difference in how much fault a plaintiff is determined to have in an accident.
While the specific types of evidence an injury victim will need to prove his/her case will vary by the facts and location of the accident, some general categories of evidence are crucial in the vast majority of accident claims. Our Clayton Township injury lawyers will help collect this material, but knowing what is needed from day one will help speed up the process. Some examples of evidence commonly needed include:
If your life was upended by an injury, speak to one of the injury attorneys at Nickola Law about your case. They will provide the support you need to pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact the Clayton Township injury firm today for a free consultation.
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