Being involved in a car crash, a trip and fall, a bicycle wreck, medical mistreatment, or other incident could have a significant impact on your physical health, financial stability, and personal livelihood. However, if it can be determined that the careless, reckless, or malicious actions of another person, business, or entity were to blame, you might be able to recover compensation through a civil lawsuit.

A Shelby Township personal injury lawyer could help. A knowledgeable attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. could work tirelessly to gather evidence, estimate your losses, and file a claim to request the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Typical Forms of Personal Injury Claims

Not every personal injury gives a person the right to collect compensation. This is because many injuries are no one’s fault, or only the fault of the injured individual. However, there are countless other instances where an injured person may be able to trace their losses to the conduct of another person. If so, an at-fault party could be named a defendant in a civil lawsuit requesting compensation for their actions.

Usually, this is done by establishing that the defendant was negligent. To prove negligence, it must be shown that:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care, such as a motorist who must obey the rules of the road
  • The defendant breached this duty of care, by, for example, speeding
  • This breach of duty led to an accident involving the claimant
  • This accident injured the claimant, who then suffered numerous losses as a result

Demonstrating each of these steps is complex, which is why the counsel and skill of a Shelby Township personal injury lawyer could be essential. However, a jury must also consider the actions of the injured plaintiff when determining fault. Under Michigan Compiled Law §600.2959, comparative negligence means that a plaintiff’s awarded damages might be diminished if they were partially responsible for their own injuries. Therefore, it is essential to understand how fault is determined in civil claims.

Potential Sources of Compensation Following an Injury

The central aspect of any personal injury claim is physical harm. In order to collect any compensation, a plaintiff must be able to demonstrate an injury that required medical treatment.

However, injuries often comprise only part of a multi-layered demand for compensation. This is because many plaintiffs incur additional losses that are directly related to their injuries. For example, it is not unusual to a physical injury to cause emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Furthermore, the resulting medical bills from an injury are often extensive, as well as the amount of lost wages when an injured claimant is temporarily—or permanently—unable to return to work. Because any of these and other losses might be cited in a claim, it is essential that a claimant properly calculate their losses when filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Let a Shelby Township Personal Injury Attorney Pursue Compensation

It is a core component of the law that all people are responsible for the outcomes of their behavior. This is especially true when that behavior results in a personal injury. Whether this from an accident or an intentional act, at-fault parties should provide compensation for the damage they cause.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of the negligence of another person or company, you might wish to call a Shelby Township personal injury lawyer to seek compensation. This might include payments to cover the costs of medical treatment, to make up for any lost wages, and even to set things right for a general loss of quality of life.

Because Mich. Comp. Laws §600.5805 gives most plaintiffs only three years from the date of injury to file a claim, taking legal action soon could be essential to preserving the validity of a claim. Call a legal professional at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today to get started.

Information About Shelby Township

The population of Shelby Township is roughly 73,804 people. Shelby Township keeps its residents happy and active by providing access to many parks, hiking and biking trails, and the Clinton River. Shelby Township was recently named one of the safest cities in America with a violent crime rate of 1.035 for every 1000 residents.   

Shelby Township Legal Resources

Fire Station No. 1

6345 23 Mile Road

Shelby Township, MI 48316

Phone: 586-731-3476

Shelby Township Police Station

52530 Van Dyke Ave.

Shelby Township, MI 48316-3572

Phone: 586-731-2121

Request Accident Reports

41A District Court

52420 Van Dyke Ave.,

Shelby Township, Michigan 48316

Phone 586-739-7325

Township Hall

52700 Van Dyke Ave.

Shelby Township, MI 48316

Phone: 586-731-5969

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Community Center

51690 Van Dyke Ave.

Shelby Township, MI 48316

Phone: 586-254-7130

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