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!
- Page 4
Can I sue if my child was injured on an escalator?
Yes you can sue if your child is injured on an escalator that was not operating in a safe manner. In fact, children are statistically proven to be at highest risk for injury on an escalator or moving walkway. These accident cause serious injuries, such as broken bones, sprains, head injuries and possibly even death.
Under Michigan law, the owner of the building has a duty to make the premises reasonably safe for its occupants. The failure to take proper preventative action often leads to serious injuries and can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit.
If you or your child has been injured on an escalator call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Our experienced Michigan escalator accident injury lawyers will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case. Call today to discuss your case and learn your legal rights!
Can I file a Michigan lawsuit for injuries on a movable walkway?
Yes you can file a Michigan lawsuit if you suffer injuries on a moveable walkway that was not properly operating. Under Michigan law, the owner of the building has a duty to make the premises reasonably safe for its occupants. The failure to take proper preventative action often leads to serious injuries and can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit.
Moveable walkway accidents can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones, sprains, and head injuries. Sometimes these injuries can even result in death, which may give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
For more information regarding your rights after injuries in a Michigan moveable walkway accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Our experienced Michigan moveable walkway accident injury lawyers will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case. Call today to discuss your case and learn your legal rights!
What is the Federal Tort Claims Act?
In the United States you may not sue the Federal government or it's employees for negligently causing personal injuries except to the extent the Federal government will let you. The United States government does give its citizens permission to sue it for personal injuries, but only under certain conditions and only if you follow certain procedures. The set of Federal laws that outline these conditions and procedures is referred to as "The Federal Tort Claims Act."
Who will decide my Federal Tort Claims Act case ?
There may or may not be an opportunity to negotiate for a settlement of the case during the administrative review process, or after suit is filed and before a trial. Settlement discussions depend on how well the claim is presented and how the involved agency feels about the claim. If the case actually goes to a trial though, it will be a jury trial; your case must be tried in front of a United States Federal District Court Judge, who will decide all disputed issues, and decide how much in money damages to award, if any.
What is meant that I must "exhaust my administrative remedies" before filing suit?
The Federal Tort Claims Act specifies that before a suit for damages may be filled in federal court, the claimant must present the claim in writing to the appropriate federal agency and follow certain procedural rules while the agency investigates your allegations and considers whether to settle or deny your claim. The procedures for this are different depending on which federal agency is involved.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a Federal Tort Claims Act case?
In most cases you must file the administrative claim in writing with the appropriate Federal agency (using the appropriate forms and paperwork) within two years after the accident or injury. The federal agency then has six months to investigate. During that time the agency may deny the claim early, or try to negotiate a settlement for the personal injury case. At any time the agency denies the claim in writing sent by certified or registered mail, the next step is to file suit in federal court. If the 6 months expires and the agency still has not denied the claim or setttled with you, you are free to consider it a denial and file the claim in Federal court anyway.
What is the statute of limitations in Michigan for a defective product lawsuit?
In Michigan, a person injured by a defective product must generally file a lawsuit within 3 years under the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case will be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries. It is essential that you contact an experienced Michigan accident and injury lawyer as soon as possible so that you do not lose your rights to a fair settlement.
In cases involving minors or legally incapacitated persons, the limitations periods are often longer. To get specific information about your case, you should contact our Michigan accident and injury law firm at (800) 606-1717.
Can a victim of child sex abuse in Michigan file a lawsuit against the sexual molestor?
Yes, the child sex abuse victim does have the legal right to file a civil lawsuit against the sex abuser and seek money damages for the physical and psychological injuries. There are specific time limitations for filing such a case and it is important for a parent or guardian to contact our office as soon as possible to avoid missing these crucial deadlines.
I was the victim of police abuse by a Detroit police officer and suffered serious injuries. Can I file a police abuse lawsuit against the Detroit police officers and the City of Detroit Police Department?
Yes. Victims of police abuse and police misconduct can file civil suits against police departments and police officers for their injuries if excessive force is used and causes injuries. This includes excessive physical force, which amounts to an assault, and the improper use of weapons, like guns and tasers.
I was denied my long-term disability insurance benefits by UNUM Provident. Can I appeal the decision?
Yes, but you should know that the appeals process is designed to favor the insurance company. If your policy was issued through your employer, it is known as an ERISA policy and there are strict procedural requirements for filing a lawsuit.