When can you sue for compensation for your injury in Michigan?

by | Feb 28, 2014 | Personal Injury | 0 comments

Personal-Injury-LawsuitsIf an injury was caused by someone else, due to their negligent, reckless or intentional behavior, you can sue them for financial compensation. There are many accidents and situations, caused by another person, agency, company or other entity, which can apply to a personal injury lawsuit. Injuries, caused by another’s wrongdoing, can result from car accidents, battery, construction site accidents, dangerous/defective premises, defective products, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse/neglect, dog bites, slip and falls and other situations which could and should have been avoided if the responsible party had taken care to prevent the situation which caused the injury.

When you have sustained an injury that was caused by no fault of your own, you should immediately get medical attention. You should document as much information as possible, concerning the accident, or other situation, which resulted in your injury. For instance, if you are in a car accident, get all the information possible about the other driver and any witnesses, take pictures if you can. Gather any official documentation, like medical records and police reports. This type of documentation can help you with your pursuit of justice and to recover compensation.

If you are unsure of whether you have a valid claim for compensation, you should consult a lawyer who concentrates their practice on personal injury cases, just like yours.

When someone pursues a personal injury lawsuit, there are a few things which are required to successfully recover compensation (in other words “Win their case”). The first thing that is taken into consideration is if the person, company or other entity, had a duty to take some level of care to ensure you were not injured. For example, if you trespass on another person’s property and are injured, that person is not responsible for your injuries. However, if you slip and fall, because the person who mopped the floor was negligent by not placing a Wet Floor sign to warn people, then that person is responsible. If the law requires in a situation that a person should not be negligent (careless) in regard to others, then it must be proven that those at fault were negligent, reckless or engaged in intentional behavior which resulted in the injury, in order to recover compensation.

If you have been injured, due to someone else’s wrongdoing, you have a legal right to sue them for financial compensation. A personal injury lawsuit, in Michigan, can result in a successful outcome for you, if you hire a lawyer experienced at effectively managing cases similar to yours. You can seek the assistance of lawyer to help you sue those responsible, with no up-front costs to you. Contact a personal injury lawyer in Michigan to see if you are able to sue someone for the injury you are suffering from.

Christopher Trainor and Associates Featured on WXYZ

Recently Christopher Trainor and Associates was featured on WXYZ 7 Action News in Detroit regarding a client's case against the Detroit Police Department in which the client was wrongly arrested and held in jail. The full article and can be found on the WXYZ website.

St Joseph, MI – Injuries Result from Wreck on I-94 near Martin Luther King Dr

St Joseph, MI (March 25, 2022) - A major car crash happened on an interstate in St Joseph on the afternoon of March 20. At approximately 5:10 p.m., an unspecified number of vehicles collided on Interstate 94. Reports show the accident happened on I-94 near Martin...

Zeeland, MI – Auto Accident on Fairview Rd at Washington Ave Ends in Injuries

Zeeland, MI (March 25, 2022) - An auto accident happened on the morning of March 25 in Zeeland that resulted in injuries. The wreck occurred shortly after 8:00 a.m., according to reports.  Sources say the collision took place on Fairview Road near Washington...

Paw Paw, MI – Major Car Crash on M-43 between 37th & 40th St

Paw Paw, MI (March 25, 2022) - A motor vehicle accident occurred in Paw Paw on the morning of March 23 that required an emergency response. The incident was reported to authorities in the area at around 12:21 p.m. Various responders were observed at the scene of the...

Romulus, MI – Motor Vehicle Collision Causes Injuries on I-94 near Vining Rd

Romulus, MI (March 25, 2022) - At least one person was hurt in a crash reported in Romulus on March 25. At approximately 12:55 p.m., police were dispatched to the scene of the wreck located on Interstate 94.  Responders including paramedics, fire crews, and...

Holland, MI – Injury Accident on Waverly Rd at 48th St Requires EMT Dispatch

Holland, MI (March 25, 2022) - On the morning of March 25, at approximately 6:55 a.m., a car accident in Holland required an emergency dispatch.  Reports indicate that a vehicle collided with a pole near 48th Street on Waverly Road.  To assist the injured...

Jackson, MI – Serious Car Accident on M-106 near Deweese Rd and Hawkins Rd

Jackson, MI (March 25, 2022) - Police officers in Jackson were dispatched to the scene of a major car crash on Friday, March 25. According to local officials, the collision happened at approximately 4:00 p.m. on M-106. While emergency personnel rendered aid to those...

Detroit, MI – Police Dispatched to Crash Scene on I-96 near Davison St

Detroit, MI (March 25, 2022) - On March 25, at least one person was injured in a car accident in Detroit. The wreck was reported to officials in the area at approximately 10:50 p.m. According to information from reports, the accident occurred on I-96 near Davison...

Wyoming, MI – Major Accident on 28th St near Clyde Park Ave

Wyoming, MI (March 24, 2022) - Highway patrol officers and first responders were called to the scene of a vehicle collision on March 24 on 28th Street in Wyoming. Reports show that an unspecified number of vehicles collided in the area, resulting in the injury of at...

St Clair, MI – Siblings Killed in Wreck on Kinney Rd near Burt Rd

St Clair, MI (March 24, 2022) - A brother and sister were killed in a two-car crash on Thursday, March 24 in Riley Township. The incident was reported north of Interstate 69 on Kinney Road near Burt Road.  Three people were also hospitalized with injuries,...