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A Quick Guide to Michigan’s Personal Injury Case Law


The State of Michigan is just like any other State in the US. They have a limit as to how long an individual has to file a court case after getting injured. 

In law, this limitation is known as the statute of limitations. It affects any case, regardless of the guilt or fault that an individual has in relation to a case.

In this article, let us provide you with a quick guide on how Michigan’s personal injury case law applies.

How long do you have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In the State of Michigan, you have up to three years in order for you to bring a personal injury lawsuit to court against a party at fault. If you do not get your lawsuit started based on this limitation, the court may refuse to hear it and you will not have any other recourse since you are already bound by the limit set by law.

Generally, the limit starts on the date of the accident. However, if you do not discover that you have been injured for some time after the accident or that there was no way for you to know that you have already sustained an injury, the three-year clock may start running on the discovery date instead.

What if the injury is against a government agency?

If the personal injury is to be filed against a government agency, the injured has to take note of the following periods:

  • 120 days if it is related to a defective highway or a public building;
  • six months to file a formal claim; and 
  • Two years if the formal claim is denied.

The formal claim is the initial action, where your right to file a claim depends on. 

Haque Legal Has Your Back

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case. 

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Case

If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and that the full extent of justice will be used. 


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out

If you need a lawyer to help you during your proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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