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Money Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Michigan personal injury lawyers seek to have their clients compensated with the full amount of money damages permissible under Michigan law. When a person is a victim of someone else’s negligence from a car accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip & fall accident, dog bite or any other type personal injury claim  they can recover for both economic and noneconomic damages.


Economic damages primarily include medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, or any other out of pocket money damages.  When you are involved in a car accident your economic benefits will be paid through your no-fault insurance carrier, but with all other personal injuries claims, such as defective road claims,  the injured victim must file a claim or lawsuit directly against the negligent party.


Noneconomic damages are what are known as pain and suffering.  Pain and suffering generally includes: (1) physical pain and suffering; (2) mental anguish; (3) fright and shock; (4) denial of social pleasure and enjoyments; and (5) embarrassment, humiliation or mortification. Noneconomic damages can also include scarring from either a laceration caused during the accident or from a surgical scar.  An injured victim can recover for new injuries, like a brain injury, as well as aggravations to pre-existing conditions, such as back injuries,or shoulder problems. In order to obtain full justice for a client, the attorney must fully investigate and document each and every one of these potential damage claims. 

As proof of these claims, the attorney should rely on medical records, employment records, tax returns, treating doctors and medical providers, and the testimony of the injured person and family members of the injured person.  These assist a jury and an insurance company in properly assessing damages in the case.

If you were injured in a Michigan personal injury accident, you should contact our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  We are rated "Superb" by the top Internet lawyer rating service and are featured as "Detroit's Best Personal Injury Lawyer" in DBusiness and Hour Magazine.  We also offer a No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.  Call today for your free consultation!

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