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The person who decides to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol has committed a crime. Drunk drivers must be held accountable for the injuries, pain, and suffering caused by the car crash.
The Michigan legal system provides people who have been injured by a drunk driver with compensation for their injuries, but it can be complicated. So, if you have been injured and experienced pain and suffering due to a car accident, you need a lawyer on your side.
Choose Michigan personal injury lawyers with the experience you need. Mike Morse Law Firm understands how local laws may pertain to your case, and we have successfully obtained fair settlements for other victims of drunk driving accidents.
Hire a Michigan drunk driving accident lawyer who will go the distance for you – hire Mike Morse Law Firm. Call us at 855-439-0159 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney on the Mike Morse team.
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If you have been hit by a drunk driver, that person may be responsible for paying your noneconomic damages (i.e., pain and suffering) and some excess economic damages (i.e., medical bills and attendant care). However, various factors like the severity of your injuries, disfigurement (i.e., scarring), whether or not you have insurance, and whether or not you are a resident of Michigan can all impact what and how much you can recover against a drunk driver. Additionally, in many cases you can also sue the bar or other party that sold or provided the alcohol to the drunk driver in what is called a dram shop action. Because drunk driving cases can be very complex, it is always best to talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. At Mike Morse Law Firm, our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers can help you get the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our lawyers fight for victims of drunk driving accidents as part of a well-established law firm that has won over a billion dollars won on behalf of our Michigan clients.
I’d like to thank Mr. Morse and the entire staff for the wonderful job they all did in bringing me such a large settlement. I will recommend this law firm to any and all who may inquire about the matters of personal injury. I’d like to thank Julie and Debbie for all their calls and contributing work, and JoAnn. God bless you all.
Every person I was in contact with made me feel like I was important. The accident changed my life in a second. What do you do? Who can help you? I have no income now. Huge medical bills. Mike got on it within days. It was a true comfort to have them all backing me up.
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Under Michigan law, there are several different types of DUIs. Anyone driving either a motor vehicle or watercraft with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over 0.08 may be charged with OWI (Operating While Intoxicated). Those under 21 can be charged if there is even a trace of alcohol in their system while operating a vehicle. There is similarly no minimum BAC level for OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired) charges. These charges may be brought against any driver who is obviously unable to safely operate their vehicle and are typically dependent on law enforcement’s observations. Those driving a vehicle while under the influence of narcotics may be charged with OWPD (Operating With the Presence of Drugs).
The presence of one or multiple of these charges can make an accident case even more complicated, but our expert attorneys can make sure that you are aware of all of your options and rights and that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
While it may be obvious to you who is to blame for the car crash, legally establishing a driver’s negligence and your severe personal injury can be a complicated process. Our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers have the experience to help you understand how your claim and benefits are affected.
Our team of drunk driving accident lawyers can protect your rights and establish who is at fault. This is an important step for victims of Michigan car accidents, especially when a drunk driver is involved. Michigan is a comparative fault state. If even some of the fault for the accident is assigned to you, the drunk driver’s insurance company will only have to pay you part of the verdict. Insurance companies will fight as hard as they can to pin as much blame as they can on you to try to minimize their losses. An experienced drunk driving lawyer like those at the Mike Morse Law Firm will know how to protect you from their tricks.
Car accidents can be overwhelming. Dealing with the effects of drunk driving accidents is often even more frustrating. Michigan law is designed to protect victims of drunk drivers, but you need an advocate who knows the law to help you fight big insurance companies. The expert attorneys at the Mike Morse Law Firm are ready to help. Call us today at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-439-0159) or contact us through our website to set up a free consultation.
You may also be entitled to PIP benefits through your No-Fault provider. Insurance companies do not want to pay you for your injuries but an experienced Michigan drunk driving accident lawyer can help defend your rights and make sure you get the compensation due to you. Since our founding in 1995, the Mike Morse Law Firm has helped our clients deal with big insurance companies and navigate Michigan’s no-fault car accident laws with great success. We have won over $1 billion for victims of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents and work hard to make sure our clients know that they are our first priority. If you were a driver or passenger involved in a drunk driving accident in Michigan, call us today at 855-439-0159 for a free consultation.
It is free to get started with an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer. Mike Morse Law Firm does not require any upfront fees from clients. When you’ve been the victim of a drunk driving accident, your personal injury attorney will only be paid when you receive your settlement.
We do not charge you any hidden fees, and your consultation is free regarding the investigation of your case. Contact us by phone or email to schedule a session with a Michigan drunk driving accident lawyer.
Drunk driving accidents injure thousands of people every year. These victims may realize that an attorney can help them file their claims, but they might not know that hiring a competent DUI accident lawyer can increase settlement amounts.
Whether you’re seeking compensation from your personal injury protection policy or another insurance company, you’re more likely to obtain more compensation with a DUI accident lawyer’s assistance than if you handle your claim alone.
Victims may assume that the driver is the only guilty party in DUI crashes, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes the person or establishment providing alcohol to the drunk driver is also liable.
Your lawyer will investigate the cause of your DUI accident, including where and how the guilty driver obtained the alcohol. If the circumstances indicate, we can pursue a dram shop action against the providers in addition to your claim against the drunk driver.
Insurance companies don’t want to pay more than minimal compensation for your injuries. They’re unlikely to volunteer to pay certain kinds of damages if you don’t request them. The Mike Morse legal team will assess your case, determine how much it’s worth and seek all the damages you qualify to receive. These may include:
Ask what damages you qualify for during your free case review.
Many people wrongly assume that they must accept the first settlement amount an insurance company offers. Insurance carriers often suggest lowball amounts trying to take advantage of unwary victims.
Through decades of experience, the Mike Morse Law Firm knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to increase settlement amounts for our clients.
Making unreasonable settlement offers isn’t the only way insurance companies can try to minimize payments to injured DUI accident victims. They may also try to:
When you hire the Mike Morse Law Firm, we can handle all communications with insurance companies on your behalf. We won’t put up with underhanded strategies and tactics; we will always fight for our client’s right to fair compensation.
Most DUI accident claims settle without needing to pursue them in court. However, your Mike Morse legal team will suggest filing a civil suit and taking your case to trial if we believe it’s in your best interests. A court case might be warranted if:
Trials are complex, and the Mike Morse Law Firm won’t suggest taking this course of action unless it’s warranted. Increasing your monetary settlement is one of our primary goals.
Finding a DUI accident lawyer may seem stressful, but you have plenty of resources to help. The internet makes it easier than ever to find anything you need — including an experienced attorney.
If you take the online route, make sure you verify the firm. To ensure you get top-quality representation, always read client reviews, verify attorney credentials and ask questions before paying a retainer fee.
Customer reviews are an excellent way to learn if a company delivers the services it claims. Many law firms have testimonials on their websites, and while you might find them helpful, you shouldn’t stop there. Firms understandably curate the most positive reviews for their sites, but as a potential client, you want to see the full scope of feedback.
A simple internet search can yield hundreds of reviews, but not all sites are equally reliable. Rather than trusting websites like Yelp that host feedback for a variety of businesses, look for specialized review platforms:
You should also check the Better Business Bureau’s website, as individuals often post about negative experiences there.
Once you find a highly-rated firm, it’s a good idea to verify the credentials yourself. Lawyers need state licensing to practice and can lose that licensing for certain acts:
It’s also possible for a law license to lapse since attorneys must renew annually in Michigan.
To verify licensing, visit the bar association directory. This database contains information about anyone licensed by the state, including disciplinary actions against them, their current licensing status and their contact information. You should be able to find the attorney’s profile with a first and last name.
Many lawyers are also members of associations and may state so on their websites. Organizations often offer online directories to verify membership; you can also reach out to the organization directly if you have questions.
Once you’ve done your research, you can arrange a consultation with your lawyer of choice. Attorneys generally charge an hourly rate for an initial consultation. An hourly rate allows lawyers to get compensation for their services without the pressure of a retainer.
Before this consultation, you should write down a list of questions. The following is a good place to start:
This is also the time to get information about what you should do as the client to prepare. For example, injuries from an accident usually generate lots of bills and paperwork, which can be invaluable during litigation. Your attorney will need access to this information and may ask you to organize and send over your files.
In the days and weeks that follow a drunk driving accident, it is common to feel anxious and overwhelmed. You deserve compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered following your injuries, but the process to file a claim, communicate with insurance companies, and understand your legal options may feel like too much to handle alone.
That is why the team at Mike Morse Law Firm is here to help 24/7. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with legal representation they can rely on, and we are always ready to go the distance to help our clients.
Need answers? We are available to answer all the questions you may have, including information on your insurance policies, the statute of limitations for claims in Michigan, and whether or not you should file a lawsuit after your accident.
With over 25 years of experience in defending personal injury victims, we are well-versed in Michigan laws and have the resources and knowledge needed to fight for you. Let our local drunk driving accident lawyers put their expertise to work for you and your family.
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