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Michigan Brain Injury From Car Accident Lawyer – Serving Detroit & All of Michigan

When you get into your vehicle, you do not expect to be involved in a car accident. However, with over 7 million registered drivers in Michigan, car crashes are all too frequent. Distracted, reckless, and careless drivers cause thousands of accidents in the state every year. 

The violent impact of a car crash often results in tragic injuries, including brain injuries. These commonly require difficult and expensive medical treatments, surgeries, and rehabilitation. Many patients will never fully recover from their brain injuries, requiring medical therapies and treatments for the rest of their lives. 

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, those responsible can and should be held accountable. At Sommers Schwartz, our experienced Michigan car accident attorneys help obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for individuals and families suffering from car accident-related brain injuries.

Causes of Michigan Car Accidents 

According to data from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning’s Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, in 2019:

  • 985 people were killed.
  • 74,963 people were injured.
  • 314,376 motor vehicle traffic crashes were reported.
  • A traffic crash occurred every 1 minute and 40 seconds. 

Most Michigan car accidents are preventable. Often, they are caused by driver negligence or carelessness. The most common causes of car accidents in Michigan include:

  • Speeding.
  • Driving while intoxicated (DUI).
  • Driving while distracted.
  • Improperly changing lanes.
  • Improperly signaling. 
  • Following too closely. 
  • Failing to yield.
  • Road rage.

Car Accident Injuries

Severe car crashes often involve multiple violent impacts, as vehicles can collide with other roadway objects or vehicles after the initial collision. This domino effect can cause vehicle occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle drivers to sustain injuries—many of which are severe. 

Vehicle collision victims often report multiple injuries ranging from mild to severe. The most common car accident injuries include:

  • Bruises
  • Scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries

Unfortunately, brain injuries are common in car accidents. They can range from minor to severe, although every brain injury should be taken seriously. Different types of brain injuries resulting from automobile accidents include: 

  • Whiplash
  • Contusions
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Brain bleeds
  • Open head injury
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Penetrating injuries

Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit for Compensation

Under Michigan law, drivers must exercise appropriate care towards other motorists and pedestrians on the roadways. If a driver fails to live up to this duty and causes a crash, they may be legally responsible for injuries caused by the collision. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury from a car accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the responsible party or parties.

There are two types of compensation available to plaintiffs. These are called “economic damages” and “non-economic damages.” 

Economic damages compensate victims for quantifiable injuries and damages like:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property and vehicle damage
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Other expenses or costs related to the injury

Non-economic damages compensate victims for less tangible damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment

To obtain the compensation you deserve, it is often necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, lawsuits are complex and time-consuming. Deadlines, fees, and paperwork can quickly become stressful and overwhelming for unrepresented litigants. Do not go it alone—let Sommers Schwartz help. Our dedicated, compassionate team will fight vigorously to get you the compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.

Sommers Schwartz: Michigan Car Accident Attorneys

At Sommers Schwartz, we have substantial experience and a long track record of success recovering compensation for those injured in car accidents, including individuals who suffer from life-changing brain injuries. With a fierce determination to help injury victims and their families, our car accident attorneys work tirelessly to get our clients the compensation and justice they deserve.

Please contact the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Sommers Schwartz today to arrange for your free consultation.

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