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Michigan Personal Injury FAQs

Our Michigan personal injury lawyers understand you have many questions if you or a loved one has been injured. We try to answer many of these questions below. Of course, you probably have specific questions relevant to your situation that require the attention of an attorney who specializes in these types of cases.

Please, pick up the phone and call us at (800) 606-1717. We will connect you to an attorney right away who can help you understand your best options. There is no cost to speak with our legal team. If you have a case, we will begin work on it right away. You will not pay anything until your receive your settlement check!

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  • How Much Are Settlements In The Larry Nassar Michigan State Lawsuit?

    Michigan State University has agreed to pay a $500 million settlement to the victims of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar.

    Of that total, the amount of $425 million is committed to 323 women who have already filed lawsuits. The other $ 5 million is for victims who have not yet come forward or joined an existing lawsuit.

    The court has appointed a mediator to evaluate each victim’s claim individually and then make a recommendation as to the amount of settlement for each person. Every victim has a different story and different damages so it is necessary to determine the fair amount of compensation for each claimant, rather than determining a set dollar amount that is the same for every victim.

    If you were the victim of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar and have not yet filed a lawsuit or hired an attorney, you should do so immediately if you have decided to pursue your claims. This will allow you to participate in the remaining settlement money before all of the funds are claimed by other victims.

    Our experienced attorneys represent sex abuse victims under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until you receive a settlement. It costs no money to speak to a lawyer or start on your case, so call our law firm today to speak to an attorney about your case.

    What Is The Experience Of The Buckfire Law Firm In This Type Of Case?

    If you are in need of a lawyer for a child sexual abuse claim, you will want a strong, experienced law firm who will best represent your interests while maintaining the sensitivity your case deserves.

    Our Michigan child abuse injury lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the laws regarding sexual abuse, and we have extensive experience handling these cases in the courtroom. 

    To illustrate, our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:

    • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
    • "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
    • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
    • Honored as "Super Lawyers"
    • Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
    • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire The Buckfire Law Firm For My Case?

    You do not have to be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have our legal team on your side without paying a penny out of pocket, as we operate under a No-Fee Promise.

    It literally costs nothing to get started, and if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or to get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Get A Free Michigan Sex Abuse Case Consultation

    Our legal team includes the most successful attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:

    • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
    • "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
    • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
    • Honored as "Super Lawyers"
    • Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
    • Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    To start on  your case today, you can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. We will contact you shortly.
    2. Engage with the Live Chat operator on the screen.
    3. Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to speak with a lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing a Michigan sexual abuse lawsuits. Call us to learn more about Michigan sexual abuse lawsuits and to see if you are entitled to a settlement award.

  • Can I Still Get A Larry Nassar Michigan State University Lawsuit Settlement?

    Yes. The well-publicized $500 million settlement was the proposed total settlement payout by Michigan State University for the victims of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar.

    Of that amount, $425 million is committed to 323 women who have already filed lawsuits. The other $75 million is for victims who have not yet come forward or joined an existing lawsuit.

    Many victims have not come forward for a number of reasons, including embarrassment, fear, and other completely understandable psychological reasons. The agreed upon settlement recognizes this fact and allows victims who have previously remained anonymous to come forward and share in the settlement.

    Because the total settlement funds have already been determined by Michigan State officials, victims who have not participated in the lawsuit who wish to receive compensation should hire a lawyer as soon as possible to pursue a lawsuit. This will allow them to participate in the settlement before all of the funds are claimed by other victims.

    Time is of the essence so any Larry Nassar abuse victims that have not hired a lawyer should do so immediately. Our experienced attorneys represent sex abuse victims under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever until you receive a settlement. It costs no money to speak to a lawyer or start on your case, so call our law firm today to speak to an attorney about your case.

    What Is The Experience Of The Buckfire Law Firm In This Type Of Case?

    If you are in need of a lawyer for a child sexual abuse claim, you will want a strong, experienced law firm who will best represent your interests while maintaining the sensitivity your case deserves.

    Our Michigan child abuse injury lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the laws regarding sexual abuse, and we have extensive experience handling these cases in the courtroom. 

    To illustrate, our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:

    • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
    • "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
    • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
    • Honored as "Super Lawyers"
    • Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
    • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    How Much Does It Cost To Hire The Buckfire Law Firm For My Case?

    You do not have to be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have our legal team on your side without paying a penny out of pocket, as we operate under a No-Fee Promise.

    It literally costs nothing to get started, and if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:

    • No money to hire us or to get started on your case
    • We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
    • You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
    • Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.

    Get A Free Michigan Sex Abuse Case Consultation

    Our legal team includes the most successful attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:

    • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
    • "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
    • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
    • Honored as "Super Lawyers"
    • Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
    • Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    To start on  your case today, you can:

    1. Free Case Review Box on this page. We will contact you shortly.
    2. Engage with the Live Chat operator on the screen.
    3. Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to speak with a lawyer about your case.

    Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing a Michigan sexual abuse lawsuits. Call us to learn more about Michigan sexual abuse lawsuits and to see if you are entitled to a settlement award.

  • What is the average settlement for a back injury case?

    Back injuries are often very serious and can have devastating effect on a person’s life.  A large number of personal injury and accident cases involve someone who has suffered a back injury.  There are a number of factors that are used to determine the settlement for a back injury.  There is no average back injury settlement amount because each case is completely different and each injury victim is completely different.  To find out more about a settlement for your back injury, call our experienced personal injury lawyers now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case.

  • Can I sue landlord for beg bugs in rental home?

    Yes, you may be able to sue your landlord if you suffer injuries or harm as a result of bed bugs in the rental home.  

    Michigan’s housing law covers most dwellings used for living or sleeping.  Such dwellings do include rental homes.  Owners or landlords are responsible for keeping the entire premise free from vermin that threaten human society.  This includes bed bugs.

    Therefore, if you or someone you know is living in a rental home and you suffer from bed bug bites after being attacked you do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a claim against the negligent landlord.

    For more information on filing a claim and to determine whether or not you are able to sue the landlord for bed bugs in rental home, call our top rated personal injury lawyers now at (800) 606-1717.  We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence to prove and win your claim. 

  • What compensation is available for bed bugs in apartments?

    If you or someone you know has suffered injuries or harm from bed bugs in an apartment, you do have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for your damages. 

    Compensation may only be collected if you file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent apartment complex for their failure to keep the premise safe from harm.  In addition, if the apartment was aware of a bed infestation, yet failed to take action or warn you of the problem and as a result you suffer injuries, it also gives rise a bed bug claim and compensation may be available.

    There are several different types of compensation that you may be able to collect. They include damages for:

    • Medical Costs
    • Pain and Suffering
    • Emotional Distress
    • Property Damages
    • Lost Wages

    For more information about bed bug compensation and to speak with a top rated Michigan personal injury lawyer about your situation, call our law firm office now at (800) 606-1717.  We have significant experience in handling these types of claims and are actively pursuing lawsuits on behalf of victims attacked and bitten by bed bugs while in an apartment.  Call today for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and discover how you may be able to recover maximum settlement for your injuries.

  • Can I file a lawsuit for bed bugs at Michigan hotel?

    Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for bed bugs at a Michigan hotel. 

    Under Michigan law, “bed bugs” are not explicitly mentioned, however it is deemed that hotel operators do have an obligation to protect the public against insects or conditions detrimental to human health.  This means that it is the responsibility of hotel operators and mangers to protect their guests from bed bug bites.  This includes routinely inspecting for bed infestations and taking all necessary steps to exterminate them from their property.

    When this does not happen, or hotels are aware of a bed bug infestation yet fail to warn its guests, it does give rise to a lawsuit and the injured party may be able to file a claim against the negligent Michigan hotel.

    For more information on filing a lawsuit for bed bugs and to speak with one of our top rated Michigan personal injury attorneys, call our law firm office now at (800) 606-1717.  We have significant experience in these types of cases and will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.  Call today for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and determine whether or not you can file a claim.

  • Can I file lawsuit for bed bugs in Michigan?

    Yes, if you suffer injury or harm after being attacked and bitten by bed bugs you do have legal rights may be able to file a lawsuit. Depending on how and where the bug bites occurred will determine if you can file a lawsuit and who you can sue.

    However, no matter where the incident happened, it is found that the property owner, manager, or landlord was negligent in routinely inspecting for bed infestations and taking all necessary steps to exterminate bed bugs from their property, and as a result you suffered injury or harm from bed bugs a lawsuit can be filed.

    In addition, victims may have private causes of action (i.e. right to sue) if they suffer harm from bed bugs; for example, if they are sold infested mattresses or other goods, or the landlord or property owner is aware of the infestation problem, yet fails to notify you or address the problem.

    Compensation for Michigan bed bug claims can include money damages for all medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage and more.

    If you or someone you know suffers injuries from bed bugs in Michigan, call our top rated personal injury attorneys immediately to discuss your case.  There are strict statue of limitations for filing a lawsuit so it is important that you do not wait to consult with one of our award winning lawyers.  Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and learn your legal rights! You may entitle to significant compensation for your damages.

  • Can I sue if I was injured in a Michigan lake drowning accident?

    Yes, you may be able to sue if you were injured in a Michigan lake drowning accident. Depending on how the accident occurred, the drowning victim and his or her family may have legal rights to be compensated, including money damages for pain and suffering, disability, medical bills, and lost wages. Whether a person suffered serious injury or was wrongfully killed, our top rated legal team will investigate what happened and collect all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.

    Drowning accidents in lakes often occur because of someone else’s negligence. Some of the most common causes of lake drowning accidents include: the lack of safety equipment such as life vests, jet ski accidents, watercraft accidents, negligent boating or boating under the influence, no lifeguard on duty or improperly trained lifeguard, and defective or improperly maintained watercraft.

    We will represent you in your Michigan lake drowning accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

    If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a lake accident in Michigan, call our top rated drowning injury attorneys today. We have earned the trust of injury and accident victims for over 50 years to win their cases since 1968. Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation!

  • Can I sue for improper training of lifeguards that led to my child’s drowning?

    Yes, you may be able to sue for the improper training of lifeguards because it led to your child’s drowning. Even though a lifeguard can provide a sense of safety and act as a protection factor, the truth is drowning’s or other serious injury can occur because of improper training of a lifeguard.

    Lifeguards should not only have a strong combination of swimming ability and the desire to save lives, but also should be properly trained through classes and have a certification. Some of the most common classes and certifications a properly trained lifeguard should have are: Red Cross Training Certification, YMCA Lifeguard Training Certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and have basic training in standard first aid.

    If someone drowns to death in a pool accident due to improper lifeguard training, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death benefits will pay for funeral and burial expenses, amount of income lost due to the death of the family member, pain and suffering, and reasonable value of the society and companionship which the surviving family members have been deprived.

    If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a drowning accident due to improper lifeguard training at pool, beach, lake, recreational center or more call our award winning personal injury law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  Our top rated Michigan drowning injury attorneys will give you direct answers to all of your questions and determine whether or not you have basis to file a lawsuit.  Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!

  • Can I sue the lifeguard if they neglected to save my child from drowning in Michigan?

    Yes, you may be able to sue the lifeguard on duty if they neglected to save your child from drowning in a timely manner. Our Michigan lifeguard negligence attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have a complete understanding of these types of cases and have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best result for drowning victims and his or her family.

    According to statistics, brain damage can result within the first 20-60 seconds after an individual is submerged under water.  If a lifeguard has trouble noticing a swimmer in distress within the first ten seconds of the drowning accident, or there are not enough lifeguards on duty to perform their job, then the individual will most likely suffer serious drowning injuries or even death.

    Victims who drowned to death or suffer serious injuries in a pool accident due to lifeguard negligence may be able to pursue a lawsuit. If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a swimming pool accident due to the negligence of a lifeguard, call our top rated drowning accident lawyers in Michigan today at (800) 606-1717.  We will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you are able to file a claim. Call now to schedule your free, no obligation consultation! We will represent you and your child under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call now!