Helping Personal Injury Victims in Detroit, Lansing, and all of Michigan for 40 Years
If you were injured or if your loved one was tragically killed, and you believe someone else is to blame, you could have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. By filing a claim, you can seek financial compensation for your damages, including your medical care costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
At Bahrie Law, Our personal injury attorneys believe that no one should have to suffer the consequences of another person or company’s negligent or wrongful conduct. We are here to help you fight for the justice you deserve, as well as the recovery you are owed.
In our 40+ years in practice, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients—and we are ready to put our experience, resources, and skills on your side.
We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you don’t owe anything unless we win your case! Call 888-473-1289 or contact our Lansing and Detroit personal injury lawyers near you to learn more.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Michigan?
Most personal injury claims fall under what is known as the legal theory of negligence. Under this theory, you can file a lawsuit if you can prove that another person or party caused your injuries and damages through negligent or wrongful acts or omissions. In other words, if someone else was at fault, you could have grounds for a claim.
There are many specific legalities that apply to different types of personal injury claims, but one you should be aware of is the doctrine of comparative negligence. Under this doctrine, injured victims can still file personal injury lawsuits against at-fault parties when they share some of the blame.
In Michigan, you can seek compensation for your economic damages regardless of your percentage of fault; however, you can only seek compensation for non-economic damages if you are found to be less than 50% at fault. In either case, your total recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Michigan?
All states have what are known as statutes of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations dictates how much time you have to file a claim—if you fail to bring your claim within the designated timeframe, your case will be tossed out.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations on most personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of the accident/injury or three years from the date on which the injury was discovered/reasonably could have been discovered. In the latter scenario, this typically corresponds to the date of diagnosis.
Wrongful Death Statue of Limitations in Michigan
Michigan does not have a specific statute of limitations for cases involving wrongful death. As such, wrongful death cases follow the statute of limitations for the underlying cause of action, which is typically negligence. In such cases, the person filing the lawsuit has three years from the date of death to bring their case before the court.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
We proudly represent clients throughout the state in complex personal injury cases.
Our injury attorneys can assist you with claims involving the following and more:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slips and falls
- Wrongful death
If you or your loved one has suffered significant harm due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent conduct, you deserve a chance at recovery.
We are here to help you take on the liable party and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Our personal injury lawyers are top rated attorneys who have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and have helped countless individuals and families get back on their feet. Learn how we can help you, too.