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Personal Injury Attorney in Plymouth, Michigan

Experiencing a personal injury can be an overwhelming and life-altering event. The physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burden caused by such incidents often leave individuals feeling helpless and uncertain about their future. We know how tough it can be, and we want you to remember that you're not alone in this journey.

We are the Law Office of Kurt M. Schultz PLLC, located in Plymouth, Michigan. Serving clients throughout Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, Detroit, Southfield, Ann Arbor, Canton, Livonia, Redford, and other areas in Michigan, we're here to offer our support. Our firm has been fighting for the rights of accident victims for over 20 years, using our knowledge and dedication to help them receive the compensation they need and deserve. 

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Understanding Personal Injury Law in Michigan

Personal injury law in Michigan carries its own unique set of rules and regulations that can be quite intricate. When you've suffered an injury due to another party's negligence, it's important to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. 

In Michigan, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within three years from the date of the incident. This is known as the statute of limitations. Failure to file within this period could result in the loss of your right to legal recourse. However, there are certain situations where this deadline might be extended or delayed. Our team can help you navigate these complexities to ensure your case is filed in a timely manner. 

Michigan operates under a "choice no-fault" car insurance system. This means that regardless of who is at fault in a car accident, your own insurance policy is responsible for paying some or all of your medical bills and lost income. However, the "choice" part of the law allows you to sue the other driver if your injuries are severe enough. We can help you understand these nuances and guide you through the process. 

When it comes to liability rules, Michigan follows a "modified comparative fault" rule in personal injury cases where you may be partly at fault for your own injury. Essentially, this means that your compensation may be reduced by a percentage that is equal to your degree of fault. But rest assured, we'll fight to ensure that any shared blame is kept to a minimum and that you receive the maximum compensation possible. 

If your injury involves a dog bite, it's important to know that Michigan law holds dog owners strictly liable for any injuries caused by their pets. This means that the owner of the dog can be held responsible even if they had no previous knowledge of the dog being dangerous. 

Navigating personal injury law in Michigan can be complex, but you're not alone. We're here to help you understand your rights, guide you through the legal process, and fight for the compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of Kurt M. Schultz PLLC, we're committed to standing by your side every step of the way. 

How to File a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a personal injury claim can be a daunting process, but we're here to guide you every step of the way. Here's how you can go about it: 

  • Filing a Claim Against Your Own Insurance: This is one of the first steps you'll need to take after an accident. You'll need to notify your insurance company about the incident and provide them with the necessary details. We can help you through this process and ensure that you have all the documentation needed to support your claim. 

  • Filing a Claim Against At-Fault Person/Entity: In Michigan, we operate under a "choice no-fault" system for car accidents. This means your own insurance policy is responsible for paying some or all of your medical bills and lost income, regardless of who was at fault. However, you are allowed to file a lawsuit against the at-fault person if your injuries are severe enough. We can help determine if your case meets these requirements and guide you through the process. 

  • Litigation: If negotiations with the insurance company don't lead to a satisfactory settlement, or if the statute of limitations is nearing, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. This starts the litigation process. Our attorney will draft and file the complaint, representing you in all court proceedings. We'll advocate strongly on your behalf, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. 

At the Law Office of Kurt M. Schultz PLLC, we're committed to standing by your side throughout this process. We understand that this can be a difficult time, and we're here to provide the professional and empathetic support you need.  

Damages Available

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm, the Law Office of Kurt M. Schultz PLLC, located in Plymouth, Michigan, can help you fight for the damages you deserve. Here's what you could potentially receive: 

  • Compensation for medical bills: If you've had to undergo treatment, surgery, or therapy, or if you've incurred any other medical expenses as a result of your injury, we can help you seek reimbursement for these costs. 

  • Lost income: If your injury has prevented you from working and earning an income, our attorney can fight to recover these lost wages for you. This includes both past and future earnings if you're unable to return to work or if your capacity to work is diminished. 

  • Non-economic damages: These include damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other similar losses. They are harder to quantify, but they're just as real and important. We believe in advocating for complete compensation, which includes these non-economic damages.

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Plymouth, Michigan

We understand the emotional, physical, and financial toll that personal injuries can take on individuals and their families. At the Law Office of Kurt M. Schultz PLLC, we offer support, guidance, and over two decades of experience in aggressively advocating for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate this challenging time. Remember, we're here to fight for you.