According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts for 2008, one out of every 10,208 persons in Michigan was killed in a traffic crash; one out of every 134 persons was injured. Victims of Michigan car accidents and their family members do have legal rights to sue the at-fault driver if the accident victim has sustained a "serious" injury due to the crash.
What Is Considered A Serious Michigan Car Accident Injury?
In order to file a successful Michigan car accident lawsuit one must have sustained a serious injury due to the car accident. Some serious injuries include but are not limited to:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Back and neck injuries, like herniated and bulging discs
- Nerve damage
- Injuries that require surgery or substantial treatment
- Closed head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychological injuries, like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Injuries which cause disability from work and other daily activities
When Can You Sue For A Michigan Car Accident Injury?
In order to have a Michigan car accident injury case, you must be able to prove that the other driver is the at-fault driver in the accident and that you sustained a serious injury due to the crash. The process for this kind of lawsuit is complex and requires an experienced Michigan auto accident attorney.
Is There a Time Limit To Sue For A Michigan Car Accident Injury?
The statute of limitations for car accidents varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident. This time frame is different for uninsured motorists' cases, and is typically much shorter. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your case.
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We will represent you in your Michigan car accident injury case against 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!
Contact Your Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Today
Individuals interested in suing for a car accident injury should contact the Michigan auto accident lawyes a Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced car accident lawyers about your case.