Attorney in Holt
Focused on Personal Injury, Workers’ Comp & SSD
For more than four decades, our team at Bahrie Law has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals and victims of negligence throughout Michigan. Whether you were involved in a car crash with a negligent driver, suffered serious complications after receiving substandard medical care, or became disabled after a devastating workplace accident, our firm is here to help.
From our office in Lansing, we provide personalized legal representation and zealous advocacy to clients located throughout Ingham County. Our Holt personal injury lawyers understand the challenges you face—and we know how to help you overcome them. We are well-versed in the local court system, as well as the many nuances inherent in both state and federal laws. Our team is not afraid of any challenge, and we are ready to zealously defend your rights, both in and out of the courtroom.
What You Should Know About Michigan’s No-Fault System
Michigan is a no-fault state when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. This means that all motorists must have personal injury protection, or PIP, coverage. As of July 1, 2020, Michigan drivers can choose to purchase unlimited or limited PIP coverage.
Limited PIP coverage is offered in the following standard amounts:
- $250,000 per person
- $500,000 per accident
If you are enrolled in Medicaid, you may opt for $50,000/$100,000 in PIP coverage per person/accident and, if you are enrolled in Medicare, you may opt out of PIP coverage entirely.
The purpose of PIP coverage is, ostensibly, to allow accident victims to recover compensation regardless of fault and to have these claims move more quickly through the system. In other words, the idea behind the no-fault system is that injured accident victims can have their claims paid in relatively short amounts of time as opposed to the time associated with filing a traditional car accident lawsuit.
But what happens when PIP coverage is not enough?
In fact, many accident victims find themselves facing medical bills and other losses in excess of their PIP limits. When this happens, it may be possible to step outside the no-fault system and seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault motorist.
To do so, you will typically need to prove the following:
- The other driver/party breached the implied duty of care by acting negligently or wrongfully
- The other driver/party’s breach of the duty of care was the cause of your injuries/damages
- You suffered excess medical damages and/or non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering
Additionally, to recover compensation for non-economic damages, you will need to prove that you were not more at fault than the other driver/party. If you are found to be 50% or more to blame, you cannot recover non-economic damages. However, you may still be able to recover non-economic damages regardless of your degree of fault.
How Bahrie Law Can Help
After a serious accident, your focus should be on getting the medical treatment you need to get back on your feet. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you will pay your bills and everyday expenses while you are out of work recovering.
At Bahrie Law, our Holt personal injury lawyers can handle every legal detail of your case, from the initial claim filing process to investigating and recovering supporting evidence to negotiating with the insurance adjusters on your behalf. If necessary, we are even prepared to begin litigation and take your case to trial in an effort to recover the full, fair compensation you are owed.
We handle a range of personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
We also help individuals who have been injured on the job or due to work-related activities in filing workers’ compensation claims. If you need help beginning the claims filing process or if you are facing a dispute with your employer or their insurance company, we can help. Our Holt workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience appealing denied workers’ compensation claims and early termination of benefits.
If you are disabled and are no longer able to work—or if your disability has always prevented you from obtaining gainful employment—our team can also assist you in filing for Social Security disability (SSD). Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Contact our attorneys to learn more.
Other Cases We Handle
While we focus a significant portion of our practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and SSD claims, we also represent clients in and around Holt, MI in a variety of cases.
Our attorneys are well-versed in the following practice areas:
- Criminal defense
- Divorce and family law
- Probate and estate planning
Whether you have been charged with a crime, are navigating a divorce, or wish to plan for the future of your family, you can rely on Bahrie Law to provide the personalized legal assistance you need.
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Dealing with legal problems can be stressful, difficult, and downright overwhelming—but you don’t have to face them alone. When you turn to Bahrie Law, you put more than 40 years of experience and a proven record of success on your side.
Our Holt attorneys understand the law and are familiar with the local court systems. Insurance companies, prosecutors, and judges know us and know that we will not back down from a fight. When it comes to protecting our clients’ rights, we are dedicated to leveraging all our resources, experience, and skill in our effort to secure the best possible outcome.