If you were hurt in an accident, you might be able to pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation. The first step is to contact an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can help you determine whether you have a viable claim, who is at fault for your injuries, who is liable, and what damages you may recover.
If the claim can’t be resolved out of court, the next step is to file a personal injury complaint with the court that clearly states the nature of the accident or incident, the injuries you suffered, and why the negligent party is responsible. Because personal injury claims involve complex laws, the process of bringing a lawsuit can be confusing and difficult without proper legal guidance.
There are also important time limits called statutes of limitation that establish how long you have after you were injured to file your complaint. In Michigan, a plaintiff (the one filing the complaint) generally has three years from the date of an injury in which to file a claim for negligence. A medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of the negligent case. Any delays or mistakes with filing a personal injury claim can mean you lose your right to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options with the experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers at Sommers Schwartz. We understand that filing a personal injury claim can seem daunting. Our team of attorneys are ready to help you navigate the legal process.
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