SOUTHFIELD PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you or a family member have experienced a serious injury in a preventable accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the responsible person or party. At Haque Legal, our proven Southfield personal injury lawyers can help fight for your rights. Our personal injury law firm focuses exclusively on representing injured clients throughout the state of Michigan and can help you understand the full extent of your injuries and guide you through the insurance claim and legal process. Even if your injury is minor and you were partially at fault, there is still an opportunity to prove another party or several parties were negligent. Contact our Southfield personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation today.
Why Hire A Southfield Personal Injury Attorney From Haque Legal?
Our personal injury legal counsel will analyze all evidence relevant to your case and use their experience to your benefit. We embrace the challenge of all personal injury cases in the Southfield area ranging from slip and fall accidents to auto accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, etc. Our Southfield injury law attorneys will fiercely advocate on your behalf in court if necessary. You can rest easy knowing that Haque Legal uses a time-effective and team-oriented approach to seek justice, meaning our experienced personal injury lawyers collaborate together on your case, providing you with the legal help your particular case needs.
CAN YOU PURSUE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM AGAINST THE CITY OR STATE GOVERNMENT?
If you are injured because of government negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the city. The types of injuries you can suffer include:
- Defective roadways
- A government employee’s gross negligence
- Slips falls, and injuries inside government buildings
- Accidents with government-owned vehicles
Most city agencies and state governments will attempt to claim qualified immunity, leaving you stuck with hospital bills. There are exceptions to the qualified immunity rule, and our attorneys can help. City and state government employees are exempt from tort liabilities under the Governmental Tort Liability Act if they are engaged in the exercise or discharge of a government function.
$1,300,000 Insurance Benefits
The client lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree. As a result, they suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated discs, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and ongoing case management.
$1,000,000 Personal Injury
The client suffered a brain injury, spinal disc injuries requiring surgery, knee replacement, severe and permanent disfigurement.
$650,000 Car Accident
A hit-and-run driver rear-ended the client. The client needed two spinal surgeries, post-operative physical therapy, injections, lost wages, and attendant care.
WHAT DO OUR SOUTHFIELD PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
The litigation process is difficult to manage on your own, especially when you’re going to need to defend against the opposing party’s comparative fault defense. Luckily, our highly skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can help to:
- Gather evidence to present at trial
- Collect witness testimony
- Hire and interview expert witnesses
- Respond to discovery requests
- Cross-examine opposing party witnesses
- Draft and file complaints and documents in anticipation of litigation
- Conduct an injury scene reconstruction to illustrate the opposing party’s fault to the jury
- Manage filing deadlines and court hearing schedules
Don’t go at a personal injury claim alone when you can have a knowledgeable legal team on your side. We can help you or a loved one receive the compensation that you deserve, with personal injury law being one of our specialty practice areas.
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WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT?
The city or state government will work overtime to bully you into dropping your suit or taking a lower settlement amount than you deserve. Nevertheless, a personal injury attorney will know how to combat the city or state government’s underhanded attempts.
When pursuing a claim against the city or state government, it is crucial to keep detailed accounts of the event. Our trial attorneys can help you gather copies of your medical documents and build a file to submit with your claim to make your case that much more legitimate.
Who Is Liable In A Personal Injury Case?
All sorts of different parties can be found guilty of negligence in personal injury cases. From homeowners to business owners, city government, defective product sellers, and even auto mechanics, the number of potential defendants is seemingly endless. Furthermore, multiple parties might share legal liability for the pain, suffering, and additional damages stemming from the injury.
Founded by Fahd Haque, he understands how challenging life can be with a legal matter. And so, Haque Legal provides aggressive representation with compassion, attention, and results.
HOW DO WE STAND UP AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES?
Every injured person in Southfield should know insurance companies are out to take advantage of victims in personal injury cases. Instead of trying to obtain a sizable settlement when discussing the injury with the insurance company, let our Southfield office handle that important conversation. In some cases, merely providing a letterhead with one of our Southfield personal injury attorney’s names on it is enough to shake our opponents. Often, by doing this, an insurer or opposing counsel is likely to increase their settlement value offer by thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
What Types Of Personal Injury Claims Do We Handle?
Personal injuries can happen at any time and at any place. Therefore, our attorneys are skilled in all kinds of personal injury lawsuits. However, some of the most common ones we see are:
In some instances, personal injuries may even result in the direct death of a loved one. If this is the case, please visit our Southfield wrongful death lawyer page for more information.
Personal, Professional & Aggressive Representation
Haque Legal provides aggressive representation with compassion, attention, and results. We will use our legal muscles to win our clients’ cases. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive diligent legal representation.
Focus On Diversity & Inclusion
At Haque Legal, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We embrace various backgrounds and perspectives that help generate better ideas to solve complex legal scenarios and achieve legal victories for our clients.
We work with you, and part of that requires us to answer your questions and concerns. Every client is important to us, and we know that no one wants to feel like their not involved in the process. Our office is open 24-7 to help you with your legal case.
WHAT ARE ECONOMIC DAMAGES FROM AN INJURY?
Economic and non-economic damages are damages that a jury can award you at trial. Economic damages are damages that have a monetary value. These damages can include payment for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitative care
- Caregiving expenses
What Are Non-Economic Damages From An Injury?
Non-economic damages are damages that you cannot place a monetary value on like emotional pain and suffering. Michigan does not cap non-economic damages except in special cases like medical malpractice. Michigan does have two caps for medical malpractice non-economic damages, which are called the higher cap and lower cap.
Higher Non-Economic Damages Cap
The higher non-economic damage cap applies for:
- Brain or spinal cord injuries that left you hemiplegic, paraplegic, or quadriplegic with total or permanent function loss.
- Permanent brain injuries that prevent you from making life decisions and performing activities independently
- Permanent loss or damage to reproductive organs.
In these cases, the non-economic damage cap is set at $851,000. For any other injuries that result from medical malpractice, the damage cap is set at $476,600.
WHAT ARE MICHIGAN'S NO-FAULT RULES?
Many personal injury claims are the result of car accidents. However, Michigan is a no-fault state, which changes the way that car accident cases are handled legally. In most states, you would seek financial recovery from the at-fault party’s insurance. Yet, Michigan requires you to recover payment for medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses from your personal insurance.
You cannot go to court in Michigan for auto accident injuries unless you suffered the most severe injuries such as:
- Wrongful death
- Bodily function impairment
In order to take these severe injury cases to court, you must seek a medical declaration from medical experts. Michigan law requires the presentation of tangible medical records in order to pursue an injury claim that resulted from a car accident, in court. Our Southfield personal injury law experts at Haque Legal can help you accomplish this.
What Are The Statute Of Limitations For Michigan Personal Injury Claims?
In Michigan, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in which you must file your claim within three years of the date of injury. And, if you are suing the state or city government for your injury, you must file a formal claim within six months of the date of injury or property damage if your injury was the result of defective highways or roads. You also have six months to file a formal claim against the state, and you have two years to file a lawsuit against the state government if the government denies your claim.
If you miss these deadlines, the court is not likely to extend them. So, don’t miss your opportunity, and call one of our attorneys today to make sure not a single deadline is missed and you can recover compensation.
CONTACT A SOUTHFIELD PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FROM HAQUE LEGAL
If you have suffered a serious injury, the first call to make after reaching out to the emergency medical services providers and the police is to our law firm. Contact us or call the firm today at (248) 988-9625 to coordinate an initial consultation with our personal injury specialists. We will closely review all the unique facts of your personal injury case in Southfield and tailor our legal defense strategy to those facts. Our aim is to maximize your financial compensation following this painful event. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our friendly Southfield personal injury attorneys. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is everything to gain and nothing to lose by letting our attorneys zealously advocate to protect your legal rights on your behalf.
Schedule your free consultation today.