If you or a loved one was injured through no fault of your own, you might benefit from seeking the services of a Livonia personal injury lawyer. When another person’s carelessness or recklessness causes harm, you should not have to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses alone.

Fortunately, by filing a civil lawsuit, you could request compensation for numerous economic and non-economic damages. However, proving fault can be a confusing process, especially when you are focused on your recovery. By working with a legal professional at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., you could rest assured with the knowledge that a persistent and practiced attorney is helping with each step.

Cases Resulting from Accidents

Many personal injury claims arise from accidents. However, Michigan law states that certain defendants are responsible for the injuries that they inflict on victims—even when they did not intend to cause harm. This usually applies when a defendant assumed a duty to protect another person and subsequently failed in this duty, which resulted in injuries. Common examples of this dynamic include:

  • Drivers of cars, trucks, or motorcycles, who owe a duty to drive safely and protect all other people on the road
  • Landowners who have a duty to protect invited guests on their land from hazards and dangerous on their property
  • Dog owners who have a duty to keep their pet from harming others
  • Medical professionals who have a duty to abide by a standard of care to all of their patients

In Michigan, courts must examine the actions of all parties involved in an accident in order to assign blame. To this end, Michigan Compiled Law §600.2959 states that juries can assign fault to any party involved in an accident, including the injured plaintiff. Because of this dynamic, many defendants will attempt to argue that a plaintiff carries at least some of the blame for their own injuries.

If a jury finds that a claimant is partially at fault, it will not necessarily prohibit them from recovering any compensation. However, their awarded damages would be reduced to match their percentage of fault. An experienced Livonia personal injury lawyer could help to assess a claimant’s potential liability and work tirelessly to gather evidence of a defendant’s fault.

A Livonia Personal Injury Attorney Could Help with a Claim

If you suffered an injury because of the negligent actions of a business, person, or other entity, a Livonia personal injury lawyer is here to help. No matter the circumstances of a case, a tenacious attorney could discuss your situation, answer your questions, and be a guide through any legal action you wish to take.

However, there are time restrictions and other important legal elements that must be considered when pursuing civil lawsuits. As a result, contacting an attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. as soon as possible could be beneficial.

Information About Livonia

Livonia has a population of roughly 94,708 people and most residents work in manufacturing, health care, or retail. Livonia is conveniently located with access to the Jeffries Expressway and the I-275 expressway.  

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