Detroit personal injury lawyers
When you engage a Sommers Schwartz attorney, you are engaging a whole regiment of legal experts something few firms in the legal industry can do.
Choosing a law firm to represent you when you have been harmed is one of the most important decisions you may ever make. Choose wisely. Choose Sommers Schwartz. You pay nothing for our services until we win your case.
Our Promise: You will pay nothing until we win your case
We fight to get individuals and families the compensation they deserve.
Over our nearly half-century history, Sommers Schwartz lawyers have obtained more than $1 billion for clients in verdicts, settlements, and other outcomes.
We have recovered billions of dollars for individuals and families.
More than $100 million in verdicts and settlements in cases involving medical malpractice, defective medical devices, and mass torts.
We have recovered billions of dollars for individuals and families.
More than $80 million in settlements for employees whose employers cheated them out of hard-earned compensation.
Our winning track record & reputation speak for themselves
Sommers Schwartz attorneys are well known and highly regarded in each area in which we practice. Our reputation and winning track record are proof of our accomplishments.
Our Practice Areas
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury
- Unpaid Wages and Overtime
- Employment Disputes
- Class Action & Commercial Litigation
Reputation is everything. Sommers Schwartz attorneys excel in each of these areas, earning stellar reputations and achieving winning records for our clients.
Unlike law firms that pass your case off to another firm, we handle every aspect of your lawsuit in house. In fact, we are the firm to which other attorneys and former clients regularly refer cases.
In an instant, a devastating injury due to a company's defective product or someone's negligence can create hardships and change lives forever. Holding negligent companies and wrongdoers accountable is no easy task. They will fight tooth and nail to avoid having to compensate victims for their misconduct or their defective product. They will invest enormous resources to defend themselves. That is why you need the attorneys of Sommers Schwartz on your side.
Time and again, Sommers Schwartz has proved that a product was defective and caused significant harm, that a driver was negligent and caused a terrible collision, that a company put profits over safety. In the arena of personal injury and defective products, our attorneys have made it their life's calling to fight for justice on behalf of our clients.
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in America, and medical malpractice claims are highly complex and difficult to navigate. When a medical catastrophe occurs, several health care providers may be at fault, including doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, medical staff, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Sommers Schwartz has a long history of securing significant awards in cases of medical negligence. The reason? Many of our attorneys focus exclusively on medical malpractice cases so they understand the medical science, speak the language of medicine, know how to find the best experts, and can steer a complex case to a successful conclusion. Our team of lawyers and full-time nurses possess the talent, resources, experience, and know-how that separates Sommers Schwartz from all others.
Pregnancy and childbirth can be a perilous journey. Babies that sustain injuries in the uterus or during labor are often disabled for life and require enormous financial support. Handling birth injury cases requires a unique set of skills, knowledge, and compassion. Our attorneys are among the foremost trial lawyers handling birth-related injury lawsuits. They stand on the shoulders of Sommers Schwartz\'s founders, attorneys who wrote a definitive text on the subject of litigating birth injury cases and who have regularly lectured at birth injury seminars and conferences.
Our firm's team of attorneys, nurses, and medical experts understand the causes and consequences of birth trauma. In every case, we thoroughly analyze the medical records and consult with leaders in the fields of obstetrics, placental pathology, neuroradiology, pediatric neurology, neonatology, biomechanics, and more. Our preparation and execution are unmatched, and our exceptional results speak for themselves.
Wage & Overtime
Unpaid Wages and Overtime
Wage theft and wage abuse are far too common in the United States, affecting hourly and even salaried employees in virtually every industry. Purposefully or negligently, employers violate state and federal labor laws by failing to pay employees minimum wage or compensate them for "off the clock" work, withholding reimbursement for expenses, and engaging in other unlawful compensation practices.
Although they and their families are cheated out of hard-earned wages and overtime pay, workers may feel powerless to take on an employer individually, unaware that employers often take advantage of large groups of employees. Sommers Schwartz has successfully brought many class-action lawsuits on behalf of workers, securing compensation for back pay, lost benefits, and other damages.
Everyone deserves to work in a job environment that is fair and safe. Unfortunately, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and equal pay violations frequently happen, as does discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and LGBTQ status. When employee whistleblowers call out employers' mistreatment and unlawful business practices, they often fall victim to illegal retaliation in the form of demotions, disciplinary actions, and wrongful termination.
Sommers Schwartz' employment lawyers are well-versed in workplace rights and know how an employer's wrongdoing and misconduct can threaten your livelihood, career, and even retirement. No matter your job title, employer, industry, or the complexity of the dispute, we will fight to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Class Action & Commercial
Class Action & Commercial Litigation
When the rights of hundreds or thousands of people are at stake, class action lawsuits provide a means to obtain compensation for large groups of people who have been similarly harmed by corporate wrongdoing.
For many years, Sommers Schwartz has led class actions to recover damages for consumers, employees, investors, and municipalities wronged by false advertising, defective products, pyramid schemes, deceptive sales practices, and securities fraud. Class action cases involve many years of dedicated work and require teams of experienced lawyers and professionals to prosecute. We have the experience and resources to take on the biggest defendants - and beat them.
Railroad Worker Injuries
The railroad industry is unique, and the jobs of the hardworking men and women who labor on America's railways can be difficult and dangerous. Injuries to railroad workers are much more common than in almost all other industries. Signal malfunctions, brake failure, defective equipment, poor communication, exposure to dangerous chemicals, and other unsafe conditions can cause a serious workplace accident.
Recognizing the hazards these individuals face every day, and for well over a century, the federal government enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908. This law protects rail workers and gives them a mechanism to obtain compensation for any on-the-job injuries.
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Respected in the Community
Sommers Schwartz's attorneys are well known for their exceptional track records and commitment to excellence. We continue to earn the respect of our peers and the community at large thanks to more than 45 years of high-quality service, civic and charitable involvement, and leadership within the legal profession.
We have had four past presidents of the Michigan Association for Justice within our ranks, and prestigious organizations and publications like Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Leading Lawyers continually and repeatedly recognize our attorneys for their accomplishments. Michigan Lawyers Weekly has honored several of our attorneys with its Leaders in the Law, Women in the Law, Up and Coming Lawyers, and Hall of Fame awards.
Because of Sommers Schwartz' high standards and success in the courtroom, we have been featured in the media by NBC News, Today, CNN, ABC, and more.