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Personal Injury Overview – Ann Arbor

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Every day, thousands of people living throughout Michigan sustain personal injuries due to the negligent, reckless, and sometimes intentional actions of others. Personal injuries can happen unexpectedly in many situations, but the determining factor as to whether a victim has the right to take legal action in response is negligence. Therefore, if you or a loved one recently sustained any injury caused by the negligence of another party, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. It’s natural to feel uncertain and frustrated when facing this situation. However, working with an experienced Ann Arbor personal injury attorney can provide invaluable peace of mind during this challenging time.

Legal Representation for Ann Arbor Personal Injury Claims

The legal team at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has extensive experience representing Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County clients in personal injury cases. We understand the stress and uncertainty that can follow any personal injury, and our goal is to help victims recover as fully as Michigan law allows. In addition, our team can assist you in proving liability for your damages and help you prove the full extent of your claimable damages, maximizing your recovery.

Benefits of Hiring an Ann Arbor Personal Injury Lawyer

If another party recently harmed you and their fault seems clear, you might wonder why you would need to hire a lawyer and why you can’t simply pursue a personal injury claim on your own. However, the reality is that any personal injury claim can pose significant challenges, and you could face unexpected factors, which make a straightforward case much more complicated than anticipated. Additionally, even the simplest personal injury claims must follow the procedural requirements set forth by Michigan’s civil court system.

A personal injury victim struggling with recovery might be balancing ongoing medical treatment, economic strain from the inability to work, severe pain, and other injuries. Often, the last thing a personal injury victim is thinking about is meeting strict court deadlines or fulfilling other legal prerequisites. Instead of facing this situation alone, have an experienced Ann Arbor personal injury attorney handle your case on your behalf. The right attorney can help you approach your case with confidence, guiding you through each phase of your claim and significantly increasing your chances of success.

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

If you believe you have grounds for a personal injury claim in Ann Arbor or Washtenaw County, connect with an attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has successfully represented personal injury plaintiffs in a wide range of cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accident claims. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries throughout the US. If a negligent driver injured you, you have the right to hold them accountable for your damages. Auto insurance may not fully cover your damages. Michigan enforces a no-fault rule for accidents, but we can help you take legal action against a negligent driver when insurance does not fully compensate your losses and your case qualifies for a personal injury claim.
  • Medical malpractice claims. While most Americans trust medical professionals to provide safe and effective care, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of deaths and injuries. If you believe that a recent injury, illness, or medical condition results from improper, ineffective, or incompetent medical treatment, Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims on behalf of our clients in the Ann Arbor area.
  • Spinal injury claims. The spine is highly vulnerable to injury, and if the spinal cord sustains damage, it cannot repair itself. If you or a loved one have suffered from a spinal cord injury, our team will help you determine the full scope of compensation you can claim and guide you through your personal injury action.
  • Traumatic brain injury claims. These injuries may occur from various causes, such as vehicle collisions, workplace accidents, and slip and fall incidents. If another party is responsible for you or your loved one’s recent traumatic brain injury, you could face years of medical expenses and an uncertain future. We can help you hold them accountable and secure compensation for your losses.
  • Birth injuries and birth trauma. Childbirth is a delicate medical procedure that requires careful monitoring of both the mother and child. If an attending physician fails to provide appropriate treatment during childbirth, the result could be lifelong disability and significant damages to the family, including lifelong psychological damage.

These are just a few examples of the types of personal injury claims Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, has successfully brought on behalf of Ann Arbor clients. In addition, we take the time to get to know every client we represent, learning how their accidents have impacted their lives. This ensures we provide comprehensive, client-focused, compassionate legal representation through each stage of a personal injury claim.

Proving Fault and Collecting Compensation for a Personal Injury

Success with any personal injury claim hinges on the ability to identify the party responsible for your damages and prove that their actions directly caused those damages. Your legal team will help you gather the evidence you need to establish fault for your damages. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, will also work closely with you to help you calculate the maximum scope of damages you can include with your claim.

A successful personal injury lawsuit can potentially help the plaintiff recover medical expenses, lost income, and other losses. Michigan law also allows personal injury plaintiffs to recover compensation for their pain and suffering in most cases.

Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can provide the comprehensive legal counsel you need when facing a difficult personal injury claim. It is natural to have a lot of questions about your legal rights and what to expect from your personal injury attorney in this situation, and we want to help you have some peace of mind about the proceedings ahead of you. If you are ready to discuss your personal injury claim, contact Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, today and schedule your consultation with an experienced Ann Arbor personal injury lawyer.

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Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC

3049 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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