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Downtown Detroit, MI Personal Injury Lawyers

Downtown Detroit claims the best public square in the nation, winning that award in the 2023 USA Today Readers’ Choice contest. Home to many businesses, shopping districts, parks and restaurants, Downtown hosts many commuters, tourists and residents daily. As a primary Detroit neighborhood, Downtown also sees its share of injury-producing accidents.

If someone else causes an accident due to negligence, you might be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. Although you can handle these claims alone, many people rely on a competent personal injury attorney from the Mike Morse Law Firm for assistance.

What Is Negligence?

As the basis for most personal injury claims, negligence is failing to act as a reasonable person would in the same situation — by action or inaction — to avoid causing harm to others. If your accident qualifies you to make a personal injury claim, your attorney must prove that:

  • Someone owed you a duty of care.
  • That party breached their duty of care.
  • You sustained injuries.
  • Your injuries and associated damages are a direct result of the breach.

In most cases, we will investigate your accident to gather evidence to support your claim.

What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers can help those injured in many kinds of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Our goal is to ensure that insurance companies treat you fairly and pay the compensation amounts you deserve.

We will briefly explain some of the types of cases the Mike Morse Law Firm handles. If you don’t see your kind of accident listed, that doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t have a valid personal injury claim. Contact us to request your free case review so we can assess your claim and tell you if you have a valid case.

Car Accidents

Approximately 6 million car accidents take place every year in the U.S. Around 3 million people sustain injuries in these collisions, with 2 million of them being permanent injuries. Negligent drivers who cause these accidents might:

Other kinds of inappropriate driving practices also fall under negligent behaviors.

Truck Accidents

Tractor trailers can weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. When they collide with passenger vehicles, the impact often causes catastrophic injuries to car occupants.

Unlike most car accidents, there are multiple potentially liable parties in truck crashes:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Vehicle or parts manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders
  • Truck maintenance companies

This added layer of complexity often requires an investigation to unravel.

Public Transportation Accidents

Government agencies typically operate public transportation. For instance, the Detroit Department of Transportation is responsible for providing Downtown’s needs.

If you sustain certain kinds of injuries while using public transportation or waiting for your ride, you may be able to obtain compensation from DDOT. However, the procedures for claims against government agencies are typically strict, and shorter deadlines for filing you claim apply.

Dog Bites

When dogs attack, injuries can be brutal, sometimes leaving permanent scars. In addition, you might suffer from PTSD and develop a strong aversion to dogs in general. There are several potentially liable parties, such as the dog owner, whoever was responsible for the dog at the time of the attack and the landlord.

Medical Malpractice

Health care professionals should uphold a high standard of care because the decisions they make can directly affect lives. When physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers provide substandard care and cause harm, you might be able to file a medical malpractice claim.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property and business owners and managers, government agencies responsible for public spaces and even private property owners must maintain their properties to decrease the likelihood of accidents happening on those properties. A slip and fall is a type of premises liability claim whereby an injured person can seek compensation if the responsible party’s negligence caused their accident.

Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Loose, broken, cracked or uneven flooring or pavement
  • Damaged or missing stair treads or handrails
  • Poor lighting
  • Loose cords or other objects left in walkways
  • Wet and slick walking surfaces

These claims are tricky. To hold someone liable, you must prove that they knew about the hazardous condition but failed to remedy it promptly. Acceptable remedies include restricting public access to dangerous areas, repairing the issue and posting clearly visible warning signs.

In most cases, trespassers cannot seek compensation for a slip and fall accident.

Wrongful Death

Injuries produced by accidents sometimes lead to death. If the deceased could have filed a valid personal injury claim if they had lived, eligible survivors may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the party that caused the accident.

Do You Have To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

No laws require you to hire an attorney if you have a personal injury claim. However, there are several benefits you would forfeit.

When you hire the Mike Morse Law Firm, you won’t have any upfront costs, and you won’t pay us any fees unless we win compensation for you.

Compensation Amounts

Most people receive substantially higher sums for their damages when they have legal representation. Insurance companies routinely offer intentionally low settlement amounts, hoping that claimants won’t realize they don’t have to accept them. These insurers may also:

  • Try to trick you into admitting guilt
  • Deny valid claims
  • Attempt to assign you an unfair percentage of fault, thereby reducing the amounts they must pay
  • Draw out the claims process unreasonably
  • Question your integrity

You might not be comfortable fighting back against these tactics. The Mike Morse Law Firm will not let insurance companies get away with taking advantage of our clients.

We know what your case is worth. We will gather evidence supporting your claim and negotiate a reasonable settlement amount. If the insurer won’t cooperate, we may suggest taking your case to court.

Necessary Tasks

Any kind of personal injury accident can leave you sore, ill and weak. There are still claim-related tasks that must be done, some of them within specific deadlines. When you hire the Mike Morse Law Firm, we can:

  • Offer legal advice and information about your claim
  • Complete and submit the necessary paperwork
  • Handle all written and verbal communications with insurance company representatives
  • Investigate your accident, gather supporting evidence and ensure that any assigned fault you bear is fair

Your medical condition may prevent you from accomplishing these tasks on your own.

Why Choose the Mike Morse Law Firm as Your Personal Injury Lawyers in Downtown Detroit?

As Michigan’s largest personal injury law firm, we are in a unique position to help you with all types of personal injury claims. We have won more than $1.5 billion for our 25,000+ satisfied clients, and over 3,000 of them left us 5-star Google reviews. There are 150 members of the Mike Morse Law Firm legal team, and all of us want to see you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us at the Mike Morse Law Firm today to request your free personal injury case review. Someone is available to speak to you 24/7. Call us at 855-MIKE-WINS or 855-645-3946, reach out via live chat or submit our online contact form today.

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