Clayton Township Personal Injury Lawyers

Clayton Township Personal Injury Lawyers

When an individual is injured in an accident that could have been prevented if another party had taken greater care to prevent it, the victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her damages.

It can be easier to understand a personal injury claim by viewing examples of this type of claim. When a driver text messages while driving and collides with another vehicle, the injured driver of the other vehicle may file a personal injury claim alleging that the texting driver caused the accident and that he or she is liable for all resulting damages.

Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

A few key terms to understand about personal injury claims include:

  • Damages. The harm a victim suffers in an accident is known as his or her damages. The term “damages” can also refer to the compensation the victim recovers related to this harm;
  • Negligence. Negligence is the failure to act in a manner to prevent an accident. A negligent act could be text messaging while driving, driving drunk, failing to remove hazards from one’s property, or any other action that could reasonably be expected; and
  • Liability. When a party is negligent, he or she is responsible to reimburse the victim for any damages related to the accident. This responsibility is known as liability.

Types of Personal Injury Claim

An injured victim can file a personal injury claim after being injured in nearly any type of accident. A few examples personal injury claim types our firm handles include:

  • Truck accidents;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Dog bites;
  • Construction accidents;
  • Car accidents;
  • Medical malpractice cases; and
  • Motorcycle accidents.

A victim can suffer many different types of injury in an accident, like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries. When an individual dies at the scene of his or her accident or later as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, his or her loved ones can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their damages related to the death.

Seeking Compensation for your Personal Injury Damages

If you are injured in an accident, you generally have three years to file a personal injury claim. In Michigan, this is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If your accident was a medical malpractice case, you have two years to file your claim.

You must provide sufficient evidence to show that your injury and financial damages were the direct result of the negligent party’s breach of his or her duty to others. This evidence can include:

  • Testimonies from witnesses to the accident;
  • Expert testimonies;
  • Photographs of the accident;
  • Your medical bills; and
  • Documentation of your lost wages.

Work with an Experienced Clayton Township Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are facing significant financial damages because of your preventable injury, schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Nickola Law today. Our team is here to help you understand the personal injury claim process and your rights as an injured claimant so you are empowered to make productive choices about moving forward with your claim.

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



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