Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident or other traumatic incident, you may be unsure what to do next. When you’re suddenly faced with managing pain, physical limitations, mounting medical bills, and perhaps an interruption in your earnings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To make matters worse, some insurance companies will prey on your fears and confusion to mislead you into giving up your rights.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help protect your right to recover compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury Litigation
We help people who have been injured through someone else’s negligence, including victims of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
If you’ve suffered a serious injury through someone else’s fault, schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases
The damages available in a personal injury case will depend on the extent of the injury, and other factors such as:
- The degree of fault of each party
- The cost of medical care
- The impact on income or earning capacity
Some of the most common types of damages awarded include:
- Reimbursement for medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- The cost of occupational or physical therapy
- Pain and suffering / loss of quality of life
- Projected ongoing medical expenses
- The cost of assistance or accommodations
- Loss of future earnings
No attorney can tell you exactly what you can expect to recover in a personal injury case, but an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to assess your case and tell you more about the damages you may be entitled to receive.
How We Help Personal Injury Victims
The services we provide to personal injury victims may include:
- Managing insurance company interactions
- Interviewing and preparing witnesses
- Gathering evidence on your behalf
- Hiring and working with expert witnesses to prepare your case
- Negotiating a settlement on your behalf
- Preparing and filing a personal injury lawsuit
- Ensuring that all deadlines and procedural requirements are met
- Preparing your case for trial
- Fighting for the most favorable verdict possible in a jury trial
When you’re recovering from an injury, the last thing you need is the added stress of wondering whether and how you will be able to secure compensation for your injuries. When you retain Smith Bovill to handle your personal injury case, you can put those concerns in the hands of a trusted advocate and focus on your recovery.
Act Quickly to Connect with a Personal Injury Attorney
Timelines in Michigan personal injury cases can be tricky. For example, in most accident cases, such as car accidents and slip and fall accidents, the statute of limitations is three years. But, if you’re making a claim under your own insurance coverage, the timeline is likely much shorter. In addition, claims against certain entities, such as local governments, may have much shorter notice periods. And, medical malpractice claims have a two-year statute of limitations.
The sooner you get advice from a seasoned personal injury lawyer, the less likely you will be to miss critical deadlines.
Deadlines aren’t the only reason it’s in your best interest to talk to an attorney right away, either. When you connect with a personal injury lawyer shortly after your accident, the attorney will have a better opportunity to talk to witnesses while they are available and the incident is fresh in their minds, to gather evidence before it has been lost or destroyed, and to protect you against insurance company tactics that might compromise your rights.
Getting started is easy. Just call us in Saginaw at (989) 792-9641 or in Frankenmuth at (989) 652-9923. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us online to schedule a free consultation.